So you say you just purchased a new Android device but it's lacking some of the eye candy similar to the Sense UI that comes standard on the latest HTC devices. In our forums, a question asked time and time again is "How can I get HTC's Sense UI on my device?" While we can not give you the real thing (yet), a great alternative is Beautiful Widgets, currently available in the Android marketplace.
Beautiful Widgets costs 1.18 Euros, approximately $1.39, and comes to us from LevelUp Studio. It offers various widgets that is the closet thing to HTC's Sense UI that us Moto Droid owners will ever know short of possibly hacking the device. (Market link is to the right)
- Two nice looking flip clocks with 12/24 hours support
- Weather with realistic icons and animation
- Geolocation for the weather city, or the ability to enter the city name
- High res graphics for WVGA Devices (such as the Motorola Droid)
- 1x1 beautiful Wifi/Bluetooth/Plane mode/Silent/Vibrate widgets to easily enable or disable them
- 1x1 GPS widget that act as shortcut to enable or disable location in the settings.
One nice thing I have noticed while using these widgets is how the developer is constantly sending out updates; I've gotten three or four in a month. The past month the app has improved ten fold. Not only are the visuals very slick, the animations are now super smooth. Bottom line is we can not recommend this set of widgets highly enough.
If there are any improvements to Beautiful Weather you'd like to see or perhaps another widget all together be sure to check out LevelUp Studio on Twitter and send your feedback!