Does it make any kind of feeling to make use of a firmware with HTC Sense or is far better to go with simple 2.3 firmware?
This is virtually simply an issue of choice, to be straightforward. I do not assume you'll actually "shed" any kind of capability on a Desire by mosting likely to an AOSP based ROM, either 2.3 or otherwise. You need to obtain constructed - in USB and also wifi tethering, however, given that those are a typical component of Android 2.2 npls. The actual determining variable will certainly simply be if you favor the Sense UI or an additional launcher (ADW, LauncherPro, Zeam, etc). You will certainly shed any kind of HTC widgets given that they rely on Sense, yet there are widgets in the marketplace which in fact resemble the design and also capability of the HTC ones for simply that factor. You additionally shed HTC is exclusive applications, given that they usually make use of the Sense structure in numerous means.
Strings turn up on XDA periodically where individuals say over whether Sense is far better than various other launchers yet it virtually certainly simply totals up to each team claiming "I assume X far better than Y due to the fact that I such as the means it looks".
I need to differ with eldarerathis. I've never ever made use of Sense, yet the variety of troubles individuals have with it show to me that it is substandard on an integrity degree. While vanilla Android is not excellent either, I would absolutely trust it extra.
My solution concentrates a little bit extra on the Sense vs No - Sense (see the lower component for web links concerning 2.3 vs 2.2).
I presently have actually a Sense based ROM on my EVO and also CyanogenMod on my old Hero. Currently there are distinctions in the tools to make sure that have to be thought about yet below is what I have actually located.
On my Hero, I had actually a Sense based ROM for a long period of time and also liked it (I kinda favor Sense). When I attempted AOSP ROMs they often tended to be much faster and also offer me far better battery - life yet periodically would certainly create my Hero to reboot. When I obtained tired of this I returned to a Sense based ROM it was slow-moving yet never ever reboot on me. At some point I obtained tired of the sluggishness and also returned to CyanogenMod for the Hero. The various other point I suched as concerning CyanogenMod was the Photos application that would certainly order images from Picasa is Web Albums. I really did not such as that the Sense widgets and also Sense applications (like the clock widget and also application with all the incorporated capability) were gone and also the key-board was the supply one (directly I favor the HTC key-board). Currently as eldarerathis currently stated you can locate comparable substitutes for the widgets and also applications yet in my efforts absolutely nothing I located was excellent - you might locate that various.
On my EVO I have actually just attempted a Sense ROM. I have superb battery - life, all the feeling capability and also with the ROM I'm making use of (Fresh 3.5) there is an application included that will certainly permit you to add the Google applications (clock, images, etc) or the AOSP lock screen. I have the cordless and also USB secure that eldarerathis stated too and also as he currently stated the qualities of Google Maps.
I can not claim that I have actually attempted any kind of ROM is for the Desire either Sense or AOSP yet below is a link to the CyanogenMod Forum for the Desire if you intended to see what other individuals are experiencing with that said ROM.
Below are some web links that clarify some distinctions in between 2.3 and also 2.2 damaging them down my attribute collections: