Google Nexus 5 gets full port of HTC Sense 6.0

HTC Sense 6 on Nexus 5

While Nexus devices run pure, unaltered Android out of the box – and while many people might consider it a very unholy marriage – if there’s a will, there’s a way, and so we have HTC’s proprietary UI running on Google Nexus 5 by LG.

While the port is still in an alpha state, all of the major things are working perfectly, including:

  • Touchscreen
  • SIM card detection
  • SMS and phone calls RIL
  • WiFi
  • Internal SD Card
  • Vibration
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors (Light/Orientation/Proximity)

At this point, the developers don’t want the average user to run this, unless he or she is also a developer who can help fix the bugs, some of which include:

  • Sound
  • NFC
  • Sensors (Accelerometer/Gyroscope/Magnetic)
  • GPS (Because of sensors)
  • Camera
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (?)

Still, this is really cool – and even though I’ve been running the stock ROM on my Nexus since I got it last November, I’m really tempted to try this ROM. After all, I fell in love with Android while using an HTC device.

If you want to take the plunge, all of the relevant information can be found in the original development thread below.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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