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6/2/2011 06:58 PM EDT
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Robotics Developer   6/8/2011 1:54:18 PM
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Providing a differentiating application/toolset is always a help in the marketplace. The hardware (good, bad, or great performance/features) is only perceived as good as it's software performance. The best hardware running clumsy / slow applications will have an uphill battle for market share, especially with competitors offering better performance (via software / applications). I would guess that HTC will not lose sight of the need to have world class hardware but now will be in the position of driving the both hardware and software applications development. Not a bad place to be.

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eric perlberg   6/5/2011 8:04:48 PM
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Without Sence HTC has very little to differentiate its products from it's Android competitors. Android itself is a commodity appearing on a range of price ponts IMO it's naive to ask HTC to compete on hardware alone for several reasons. If HTC deisgn a high end phone (high margins) they have to buy from the same range of high end suppliers that everyone else (sony, Samsung, LG, etc.) buys from. At any given price point the alternative Android choices differ on only small details. Premium phones only stay "premium" for a short period of time. The end result is that features rapidly move down the price chain offering lower and lower margins. Rapid turnover means amortising costs over a small number of units. Brand stickiness is minimised. It's a business mess. Thus Sence, hence fragmentation potential and great complexity in updating the OS.

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_hm   6/4/2011 3:50:30 PM
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@chanj has correct question. Touch screen is major component of mobile UI application. Should not touch/Sense UI be parts of Android? Or what developer will do when Android adds its own Sense UI?

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goafrit   6/3/2011 2:09:01 AM
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Hope this makes sense for HTC. It would have been good if they focused on the hardware

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rick merritt   6/3/2011 1:05:31 AM
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Its not either/or its and/both. Sense is a custom UI on top of Android.

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chanj0   6/3/2011 12:21:34 AM
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If individual vendor is developing SDK for developer, what will be the impact to Android? Will you choose HTCSense SDK over Android SDK?

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