HTC's U11 might be less gimmicky now.

The HTC U11 has an Edge Sense function that lets you squeeze its sides to launch a range of things. In our review of the device, we said you could turn off Edge Sense and you'd know no difference. Sure, it's something that only HTC offers (though it might be on Google's new Pixel phones), but for us, it just didn't add anything to the experience, and it doesn't make it a better phone.

HTC is now hoping to change that by rolling out a beta update to Edge Sense, via the Play Store. It adds new default actions for Edge Sense and the ability to make your own shortcuts for any app installed on your phone. Just go into Edge Sense controls and select the option to add a new app. You can add more than one action for a squeeze in an app, but only one shortcut per app can be active at a time.

Remember, this feature is still technically in beta, so you might run into glitches. We're really interested in trying it out and seeing if it makes the whole squeezing-thing less gimmicky and more useful. Let us know in the comments what you think, too. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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