The message above is currently displayed on HTCSense.com, informing visitors that HTC's online sync service will be shutting down from April 30. This gives HTCSense.com users just over a month to log in and download any contacts, text messages or other personal data on their account. The message is also being sent out by email to HTCSense.com account holders.
HTC says the move away from HTCSense.com is part of the transition to "new and improved" online services it's working on. With carriers preparing to launch the One X in Europe in just over a week, we'd guess that phone may be the first to see whatever HTC's cooking up.
In addition to the purge of personal data, HTC tells us that the online security and backup services are currently unavailable too, and that users should head to Google Play to download a replacement. Security apps like Lookout offer similar services, for a price.
In the meantime, we'll have to wait and see what HTC's future cloud plans entail. And we'll be hoping that the new service is a little more reliable than HTCSense.com. In our experience the service, which first launched on the Desire HD in late 2010, was temperamental at the best of times.
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
I am not a user of the site, but in the interest of good customer service why can't they just transition everything over to the new website?
Didn't HTCSense.com come out last year??
Hmm.. i think no one will miss this and just make way for the new stuff
Meh. The site never worked right for me. Excited for the new stuff though.
Oh god I miss sense already
Why do they bother with this service anyway? Doesn't Google offer the same services, and offer them cross platform as well? Doesn't every HTC android device have a Google account already?
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