HTC’s Sense UI, which runs on the companies HTC One Series including the One X and One S, has come under fire from XDA Developers, who feel that the method of implementing multitasking on the devices.
The community feels that HTC’s implementation of multitasking on Sense 4.0 has led to apps being killed off and then not returning to their last-used state when being reopened.
Here’s what HTC had to say about it:
“HTC is aware of some questions in the enthusiast community about how the HTC One X handles multitasking and memory management for background apps. We value the community’s input and are always looking for ways to enhance customers’ experience with our devices. That said, multitasking is operating normally according to our custom memory management specifications which balance core ICS features with a consistent HTC Sense experience“.
As part of their Sense UI, HTC is applying their own memory management in order to “optimise” the user experience. Whilst it may be okay for most users, there are power users who will be disappointed by HTC’s implementation. If that’s you, then fear no more as you can root your One X and tweak/apply a custom ROM.