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HTC Corporation formerly High-

Tech Computer Corporation, is a

Taiwanese manufacturer of
smartphones and tablets
headquartered in New Taipei City,
Taiwan. Founded in 1997, HTC
began as an original design
manufacturer and original
equipment manufacturer, designing
and manufacturing devices such as
mobile phones, touchscreen
phones, and PDAs based on
Windows Mobile OS and Brew MP
to market to mobile network
operators who were willing to pay
a contract manufacturer for
customized products. After initially
making smartphones based mostly
on Windows Mobile, HTC
expanded its focus in 2009 to
devices based on the Android, and
in 2010 to Windows Phone. As of
2011, HTC primarily releases and
markets its smartphones under the
HTC brand, ranking as the 98th top
brand on Interbrands Best Global
Brands 2011 report. A September
2013 media report stated that
HTC's share of the global
smartphone market is less than 3
percent and its stock price has
fallen by 90 percent since 2011.
HTC is a founding member of the
Open Handset Alliance, a group of
handset manufacturers and mobile
network operators dedicated to the
development of the Android
mobile device platform. The HTC
Dream, marketed by T-Mobile in
many countries as the T-Mobile G1
or Era G1, was the first phone on
the market to use the Android
mobile device platform.

HTC Sense is a software suite
developed by HTC, used primarily
on the company's Android-based
devices. Serving as a successor to
HTC's TouchFLO 3D software for
Windows Mobile, Sense modifies
many aspects of the Android user
experience,incorporating additional
features (such as an altered home
screen and keyboard), additional
widgets, re-designed applications,
and additional HTC-developed
applications. The first device with
Sense, the HTC Hero, was released
in 2009. Following the release of
the Hero, all future Android
devices by HTC were shipped with
Sense, except for the Nexus One,
the T-Mobile G2, and the HTC
First, which used a stock version of

When the HTC Sensation was
released, it featured HTC Sense
3.0, which added interface
elements, including an updated
lock screen that allows applications
to be pinned directly to it for easier
access. The HTC EVO 3D also
features Sense 3.0.
Two versions of Sense were
developed for Android 4.0. Sense
4.0, included on HTC's new
devices beginning in 2012 (such as
the HTC One X), was designed to
provide a refreshed and more
minimalist look closer to stock
Android than previous versions,
while integrating features provided
by Android 4.0. Sense 3.6, which
was distributed through updates to
older HTC phones, was designed to
maintain a closer resemblance to
previous versions of Sense on
Android 2.3.
HTC Sense (2009)
Espresso (2010)
Sense 2.0 (2010)
Sense 3.0 (2011)
Sense 3.6 (2012)
Sense 4.0 (2012)
Sense 4.1 (2012)
Sense 4.5 or 4+ (2012)
Sense 5 (2013)
Sense 5.5 (2013)
Sense 6.0 (2014)

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