[APP] HTC Sense Home Launcher for Non-Sense Devices

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RohinZaraki

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So apparently HTC has been working on bringing its Sense Home Launcher to non-HTC devices. Their latest beta apk seems to work fine on non-HTC devices. So far I've tested it out on my M8 running the latest H14 GPE and it seems to work fine enough (although I feel it looks less polished than the Sense 6/7 version with regards to Blinkfeed). Anyway, here's the link to the apk. Be sure to install the latest HTC Sense Home 8.01.775526 beta from June 30th. Apparently earlier versions don't work.

DOWNLOAD
- Can only be installed on devices running Android 4.4+
- Does not require root

Screenshots

Test Notes
1. Blinkfeed works. However I couldn't seem to get Facebook to work. It asked for authorization but it just looped endlessly.
2. HTC seems to have brought the theme store to non-HTC devices as well. Have not had the chance to test it out thoroughly, so do report here if it does (or doesn't) work as it should.
3. If you were hoping HTC also brought the iconic Sense widgets like the huge clock + weather, you'll be disappointed. Didn't find any trace of it in the settings.

Disclaimer
This is owned and created by HTC. I in no way am posting this as my own work nor will I be responsible for any mishaps or bugs that may occur. I'm merely sharing the link here for people to try. Also keep in mind this is still a beta product. Expect the occasional lag, stutter, crash or bugs here and there. Future updates may break compatibility with non-HTC devices so also keep that in mind.
 
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GedBlake

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So apparently HTC has been working on bringing its Sense Home Launcher to non-HTC devices. Their latest beta apk seems to work fine on non-HTC devices. So far I've tested it out on my M8 running the latest H14 GPE and it seems to work fine enough (although I feel it looks less polished than the Sense 6/7 version with regards to Blinkfeed). Anyway, here's the link to the apk. Be sure to install the latest HTC Sense Home 8.01.775526 beta from June 30th. Apparently earlier versions don't work.

DOWNLOAD
- Can only be installed on devices running Android 4.4+
- Does not require root

Screenshots

Test Notes
1. Blinkfeed works. However I couldn't seem to get Facebook to work. It asked for authorization but it just looped endlessly.
2. HTC seems to have brought the theme store to non-HTC devices as well. Have not had the chance to test it out thoroughly, so do report here if it does (or doesn't) work as it should.
3. If you were hoping HTC also brought the iconic Sense widgets like the huge clock + weather, you'll be disappointed. Didn't find any trace of it in the settings.

Disclaimer
This is owned and created by HTC. I in no way am posting this as my own work nor will I be responsible for any mishaps or bugs that may occur. I'm merely sharing the link here for people to try. Also keep in mind this is still a beta product. Expect the occasional lag, stutter, crash or bugs here and there. Future updates may break compatibility with non-HTC devices so also keep that in mind.

Hi, RohinZaraki...

Well, I've just downloaded and installed this on my Nexus 9 tablet, which I suppose is cheating a bit 'cos it's built by HTC under license from Google... but running stock Marshmallow Android.

Anyhow, it works... sort of!

The major problem is it doesn't scale well for tablets. The icons are tiny and the app drawer looks vaguely ridiculous with tiny icons separated by lots of space, and with no way of changing the app drawer grid layout beyond 4x5.

And there's no way of adding more than four app icons to the dock bar.

On the upside, Blinkfeed works...

I was able to login to my Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts and they all display in BlinkFeed without issues. News Republic also works too.

Odd that Google+ doesn't seem to be available though.

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Anyway, thanks for sharing this, RohinZaraki - it's appreciated.

I'd read somewhere recently, that HTC where planning on making the Blinkfeed Launcher available for the wider Android community. I just didn't when, where or how it was going to happen.

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I've appended some screenshots of how it looks on my Nexus 9.

Kind Rgrds,
Ged.
 

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    So apparently HTC has been working on bringing its Sense Home Launcher to non-HTC devices. Their latest beta apk seems to work fine on non-HTC devices. So far I've tested it out on my M8 running the latest H14 GPE and it seems to work fine enough (although I feel it looks less polished than the Sense 6/7 version with regards to Blinkfeed). Anyway, here's the link to the apk. Be sure to install the latest HTC Sense Home 8.01.775526 beta from June 30th. Apparently earlier versions don't work.

    DOWNLOAD
    - Can only be installed on devices running Android 4.4+
    - Does not require root

    Screenshots

    Test Notes
    1. Blinkfeed works. However I couldn't seem to get Facebook to work. It asked for authorization but it just looped endlessly.
    2. HTC seems to have brought the theme store to non-HTC devices as well. Have not had the chance to test it out thoroughly, so do report here if it does (or doesn't) work as it should.
    3. If you were hoping HTC also brought the iconic Sense widgets like the huge clock + weather, you'll be disappointed. Didn't find any trace of it in the settings.

    Disclaimer
    This is owned and created by HTC. I in no way am posting this as my own work nor will I be responsible for any mishaps or bugs that may occur. I'm merely sharing the link here for people to try. Also keep in mind this is still a beta product. Expect the occasional lag, stutter, crash or bugs here and there. Future updates may break compatibility with non-HTC devices so also keep that in mind.
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