HTC has announced that it will shut down the HTC Sense by the end of next month. Sense is a cloud based backup service of the company. It is not shutting it off forever. This is temporary as it required some renovation. It will be re-launched by the end of this year.
HTC has put a notice on the HTCSense.com site that users can download all their data from the site through a .zip file. The website was launched by HTC in September 2010. This allows the smartphone users to register and to create a backup of the data. It also facilitates locating the device remotely and in wiping the data in situations like theft.
The HTC smartphone users who are registered with the website will have to log in and use the download button in the Account Overview section. This way, they can download all the data including contacts, messages, call history and photos from the site. This can be done through a .zip file.
HTC is planning to renovate the service as it will add more value to it. In August 2011, the company acquired Dashwire. This is a company that is responsible to take backup from the mobile devices and upload to the cloud servers. This platform is simple and useful as well.
HTC has assured to offer about 25 GB of free storage with the Dropbox service for the users. This is only for the One smartphone series that run the HTC Sense 4.0 with the Android 4.0 ICS operating system. By the time the One series arrives the market, we can have the renovated HTCSense.com service.