HTC One Sense 6 Update Nears: Find Out How Close Your Device Is To A Rollout

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HTC Sense 6 update progress Screencap/HTC

The HTC Sense 6.0 user interface, which was introduced on the HTC One (M8) in March, will soon roll out onto other devices, including the HTC One (M7), the HTC One Mini and the HTC One Max.  

HTC has added details of its update progress to its website, which indicate that several HTC One models are close to receiving the Sense 6. Last week Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America announced that current HTC One users should receive the Sense 6 update by the end of May. Barring any issues with carrier certifications, the HTC One should be on track to update as expected.

The HTC One (M7) unlocked and Developer Editions as well as the AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile models are currently being prepped for update. The Sprint and Verizon HTC One Max and AT&T HTC One Mini will also update to Sense 6. Since HTC One (M7) models have already updated to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Their transition to Sense 6 will likely be smoother than the Max and Mini models, which are now beginning to Android 4.4.

In December, HTC explained that its software update process happens in four stages: Evaluation, Development, Integration, Test/Certification, and Push to Customer. However, a straight Sense update may be slightly different than a full Android update. Currently, most HTC One models are in the Integration stage, meaning the software changes are compiled as a new update before testing and certification. The T-Mobile HTC One is in the Development phase for the Sense 6 update, meaning its hardware is being tested to ensure compatibility with the new software. Because it is slightly behind, the customers can likely expect the T-Mobile HTC One to be among the last models updated to HTC Sense 6.

Definitive dates for the HTC Sense 6 rollout have not been detailed; however, the update is expected to hit devices within four to six weeks.

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