HTC M8 leak

Familiar colors and icons with on-screen buttons and a dash of transparency

With a successor to the HTC One on the horizon, we may be looking at our first leak of the purported HTC M8's software. While we only have a single homescreen look to go off of, the first thing that strikes us are the on-screen navigation buttons, giving us a pretty good idea that HTC has scrapped the two-button capacitive setup.

Beyond that, this really looks like a refined version of Sense, with lots of transparency and color dominating the look of the screen. Icons look basically unchanged from the current crop in Sense 5.5, but as we know this could all change. But if this really does turn out to be the new version of Sense on the HTC M8, we can say we wouldn't be upset.

Source: @evleaks

 
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radgatt says:

Now that looks legit! This is a look that I can say that I would be proud to sport on my phone. Looks good to me.

TomW093 says:

Kinda looks like some of Samsung's leaked software

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I see a similarity. The new TW looks promising, this image not so much. But that is just me.

hldc1 says:

I personally don't care for Blinkfeed, but it has been around since the HTC One was released early last year. It's hard for this to be a copy of Samsung's "new" Touchwhiz since Sense 5.0/5.5 has already been on devices for nearly a year.

NoNexus says:

This would be Sense 6, and the jury is still out whether Magazine will copy blinkfeed, or the other way around.

There is no such thing as a corporate secret....

JHBThree says:

Magazine *already* copied Blinkfeed. So there's that.

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NoNexus says:

considering we do not know what Magazine is, that is a bit premature.

barondebxl says:

Magazine, blinkfeed copied flipboard do there you have it.

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That girl is borderline duck-facing. No HTC, bad HTC.

NoNexus says:

yeah either that or she is warming up...

either way, -1 HTC, don't do it.

rampage1979 says:

Ah here you are again lol, back to the trash talking again.

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If you are taking this seriously, you are trying too hard.

ಠ益ಠ

NoNexus says:

One of my many admirers.

Dont actually read whats being posted about, just know that if it says NoNexus, its bad.

drokssilva says:

So your ProNexus?

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jimbo says:

NoNsense is a slaber akin to the other Yarellians except more intelligent at manipulation with the use of false-isms and excuses for jokes.

Mikenizme says:

+1 jimbo. Glad I'm not to only one thinking that.

SEGROUKIN says:

You're one angry chap ain't you?

RustyU says:

It'd be more believable if whoever made it didn't just use Samsung's WiFi indicator.

Didn't even notice that.

JHBThree says:

Could be carrier specific. HTC has been known to do that.

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SEGROUKIN says:

"Could be carrier specific?"

Nope!

NoNexus says:

Yeah I want to see all those that based the colors and "flat" look on the Samsung leaks show up. iPhone people as well.

Or is it just fanboism?

rampage1979 says:

Your the biggest fan boy on here.

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njamson says:

+1

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NoNexus says:

You need to read more and rage less...but its all yours, I won't spoil your fun

jimbo says:

No need to question.
We all know it's just your fanboism - jokester!

The two button nonsense was the only thing that kept me from buying the One last year. I'm glad they decided to drop it.

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bloodbond3 says:

It didn't work well at first but I'm surprised how many functions they crammed into the Home button. Tap for Home Screen, Double-tap for Recent Apps, Slide Up for Google, and Hold for Menu all worked their way in since the 4.3 update, I believe.

Though Soft buttons in exchange for a smaller profile would be nice.

a22matic says:

+1

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radiohawk says:

Sorry, I just don't get Google's demand that oem's drop hardware buttons... Every single time I play with a handset with onscreen buttons I get frustrated with how they don't work how I expect them to, drop it and pick up one with real buttons. Would much prefer them to stay, and truth be told handsets with real/capacitive touch outsell phones without 5 to 1,maybe more

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jimbo says:

Capacitive buttons are being phased out on Android. Hopefully Samsung gets rid of the absolutely horrid, antiquated, old school dysfunctional home button this year.

Mikenizme says:

I hope they focus more on design and materials used rather then software bloat.

And no plastic looking leather it's not premium.

As for the button.. u think it's bad on a phone...how about a 12 inch note tablet... I mean how stup!d is that ?! (Apart from the £700 price)

Troneas says:

i dont like the green. and not sure if i like icons splashed over the feed. they get in the way.

JHBThree says:

Welcome to the transparency kit kat introduced. Its present all over the Google Now launcher. (Including overlapping elements like we see here)

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fernandez21 says:

This looks like the new blinkfeed and not so much a new version of sense. They better still have the traditional home screens to the right of this.

bhatech says:

Meh.. Looks like the same current sense.

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Peter McCain says:

On screen buttons... Nice, this will be the best Google Experience device!!

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Amir47 says:

I like it

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panda_mode says:

Oooh this is nice

01011000 says:

That "thin," lightweight style looks really nice and enticing! I'm enjoying the near-vanilla experience on my Moto X too much and totally disliked the EVO 4G being skipped over for every updating during its lifespan (when it was supposed to be Sprint's flagship at the time) so I don't think I'd ever get another HTC based on that. But that UI design is really nice. =v)

judasmachine says:

I like it. Whether it's legit is of little concern to me as I think I'm going to grab a Nexus 5, but compared to the Sense that was on my Sensation and Eris, this is great.

NoNexus says:

The Eris was good for its time, but Sense was pretty bad. Well all of android was...

judasmachine says:

I did love my Eris as all I had before that was an HTC Touch Pro. I could turn Sense off but 1.5 Android was way too bland.

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John Vue says:

All I can say is.. "freakin' awesome".

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vicw926a4 says:

I'm really liking the looks of the leaked rumors on this product so far, but bracing myself that some of the best of the rumored features won't really happen. I remember being very excited about the 3000 mAh battery rumor on the Nexus 5, and the huge letdown when it actually has a 2300 mAh battery , and now a rumored 4000 mAh on the M8.

The anticipated timing of the actual announcements on this phone and the Samsung S5 will be very exciting for me, with my Verizon contract set to expire on Mar 17. I'm itching to move onward from Verizon and upward from my Galaxy Nexus.

NoNexus says:

Yeah I would not buy 4000, 3200 sure...

vicw926a4 says:

I'd settle for that. With 4000, it might need wheels.

Over 9000?

TheMimic12 says:

That smaller battery goes a long way on the one. It got better battery life than the iPhone 5, and the one has a bigger screen, way more pixels, and a fatter processor to boot.

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hmmm says:

The onscreen buttons look to small and out of place to me.

TheMimic12 says:

I think this looks good. The new sense looks great, and I like the onscreen buttons.
The new HTC One looks like I would buy it.

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MarkSeven says:

That looks more legit..

deeb215 says:

Ditch the seafoam. I like the fact this nav bar is transparent unlike the other leak with the thick black bar. I'm not a fan of all the white being used recently, I prefer darker themes. However, I do love the flat designs.

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Soft keys? Immersion mode?

YES, PLEASE!

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