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Announced June 24, 2009, the first phone running Android to feature HTC Sense was the HTC Hero, and the first Windows Mobile phone to feature HTC Sense (an updated TouchFLO) was the HTC HD2, announced October 6, 2009.
While the TouchFlo 3D had information featured on separate tabs, the Android version presents information through Android desktop widgets and applications, and includes launcher, app drawer and lock screen replacements.
At the Mobile World Congress 2010, HTC debuted their new updated HTC Sense UI on the HTC Desire and HTC Legend, with an upgrade available for the Hero and Magic. The new version was based upon Android 2.1 and featured interface features such as the Friend Stream widget, which aggregated Twitter, Facebook and Flickr information and Leap, which allows access to all home screens at once.
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 with the "One" series (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, is designed to have a closer resemblance to previous versions of Sense.
HTC Sense (2009) 
Built atop Android 1.5 (codename Cupcake), it was released on the HTC Hero. This version of Sense featured a small number of apps with social capabilities that connected to Facebook and Twitter.
Espresso (2010) 
Espresso was the codename for the version of Sense running atop T-Mobile myTouch devices. It debuted on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide (HTC Espresso) and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G (HTC Glacier). It features all of the widgets and apps of regular Sense, but the color of apps and certain interface elements are blue instead of green. "Pushed in" apps appear on the home screen.
Sense 2.0 (2010) 
Built atop Android 2.1 (codename Eclair), this release debuted on the HTC Desire and HTC Legend and provided upgrades for the HTC Hero and HTC Magic. It introduced FriendStream and the Leap feature similar to Macintosh OS X's Mission Control.
Sense 3.0 (2011) 
Built atop Android 2.3 (codename Gingerbread), 3.0 debuted on the HTC Sensation. This version introduced HTC Watch, a movie streaming service, and updated the lockscreen with app shortcuts for easier access. Additional lockscreen styles included widgets that display content such as weather and photos. It also features 3D homescreen transition effects when swiping among homescreens.
Sense 3.6 (2012) 
Legacy HTC devices that received updates to Android 4.0 use Sense 3.6; an update integrating select features from Sense 4 (such as the updated home screen), but still using a darker and glossier visual style closer resembling Sense 3.0.
Sense 4.0 (2012) 
Built atop Android 4.0, it debuted on the HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 4G LTE, and HTC One V. Lighter and faster than past versions, it toned down the 3D transitions, introduced a new home screen with apps pinnable to the dock, and offered a new way to place widgets.
Sense 4.1 (2012) 
Announced on August 18, 2012 for HTC One X, HTC One S, and HTC Evo 4G LTE got Android 4.0.4 and HTC Sense 4.1
Sense 4+ (2012) 
Announced in 2012 for the HTC One X+, updates with Sense 4+ was also released with Android 4.1 updates for the One X, One S, Evo 4G LTE and Desire X.
Sense 5 (2013) 
Announced in 2013 for the HTC One; it features a more minimalistic design and a new scrolling news aggregator on the home screen known as "BlinkFeed", which displays a scrolling grid of news headlines and social network content. By default, Sense 5 only uses two home screen pages: one with a traditional grid for apps and widgets (as with previous devices, but using a grid with fewer spaces for apps by default), and the default screen with a redesigned clock and BlinkFeed, although more pages can still be added. Sense 5.0 will not be exclusive to the One; on February 28, 2013, HTC announced that it would provide updates for the Butterfly, One S, and the One X/X+ to Sense 5.0 in the coming months.
List of devices with HTC Sense 
Sense 5 
- HTC One
- HTC Evo 4G LTE (planned upgrade)
- HTC One X (planned upgrade, all variants)
- HTC One X+ (planned upgrade, all variants)
- HTC One S (planned upgrade)
- HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA (planned upgrade, all variants)
Sense 4+ 
- HTC One X+
- HTC One X (via Android 4.1 update)
- HTC One S (via Android 4.1 update)
- HTC Evo 4G LTE (via Android 4.1 update)
- HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA
- HTC One SV (via Android 4.1 update)
- HTC Desire X (via Android 4.1 update)
Sense 4.1 
Sense 4.0 
Sense 3.6 
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Evo 3D
- HTC Evo Design 4G
- HTC Incredible S (all variants)
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Desire S
Sense 3.0 
Sense 2.0 / 2.1 
- HTC ChaCha (Sense 2.1 for Messenger)
- HTC Salsa (Sense 2.1 for Messenger)
- HTC Desire Z
- HTC Desire
- HTC Flyer (Sense 2.1 for Tablet)
- HTC Jetstream (Sense 2.1 for Tablet)
- HTC Wildfire S
Sense 1.0 
Original Sense 
Espresso Sense 
- T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide: Espresso Sense 1.0
- T-Mobile myTouch 4G: Espresso Sense 2.0
- T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide: Espresso Sense 3.0
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- htcsense.com - a HTC Corporation website for backing up phone data, locating a phone, and interface customization.
- HTC Sense interface upgrade first look