Sense appears on over forty Android devices, but HTC's notorious GUI was actually designed with a completely different mobile OS in mind—Windows.
HTC first built Sense to fill in missing functionality of Windows Mobile, the predecessor to Windows Phone 7. When it was ported over to Android, it was hailed as one of the most beautiful and useful Android user interfaces. However, as Android itself becomes more polished, there has been outcry against manufacturer skins.
As OEMs try to differentiate through both software, they add apps and features many users consider "bloat" or "gimmicks." Along... more