Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday a pre-release version of the firmware for the upcoming HTC Sensation smartphone was leaked. Today xda-developers forum member capychimp released a custom ROM for the HTC Desire HD based on the new software.
That means the ROM comes with HTC Sense 3.0, a new version of HTC’s custom Android software including new apps, widgets and 3D animations. You might want to hold off on actually installing the ROM since it’s still pretty buggy, but it does give us a good idea of where things are headed, both for HTC and for the custom ROM building community.
Interestingly, while HTC has said that the full Sense 3.0 experience wouldn’t be available for HTC phones that are currently on the market, the Desire HD seems to handle 3D animations pretty well, as you can see in the video below.
There are some major bugs including an invisible lock screen, images that don’t fit properly on the display, and a non-working camera. There are also watermarks on all screens at the moment.