HTC Sense as Compared to Other Customizations
HTC didn’t develop Sense without a reason and it quickly became a success. Other manufacturers have picked up on this and developed their own customization. Especially on the Android platform many companies’ have their own interpretation of the system. This is how they compare to Sense.
With Motoblur, Motorola tried to bring the social experience to the foreground. Like Sense, Motorola tried to unify contacts and sync them with the more popular social networks. Notice the past tense being used, as Motorola already stated that Motoblur is not their ‘focus going forward’ anymore, which is evident in the slimmed down version that appeared on the most recent of their phones.
As Sense is more than just a visual overhaul, as it even amends the host platforms framework (coding architecture), the latest version Touchwiz (3.0) only adds certain aspects. Like Sense, custom scrollable widgets are added and the app drawer (in the case of Android) is replaced. Touchwiz also offers a custom keyboard in the form of Swype. Not much more is added, however, and users are not forced to use it anymore, as they did with previous versions of it. It is therefore also much easier to replace Touchwiz with stock Android than ‘Sense’.
Sony Ericsson UX
The ‘UX’ interface of Sony Ericsson is available on its Xperia X10 line of phones. Like Sense the ‘UX’ interface goes much further, and up to a certain extent the concept replaces the Android one completely. No app drawer is present at all, and the UI is almost completely based on a visual experience. The now common social network integration is also present, which also compares to Sense. However UX is by far the most far-reaching customization on Android.