HTC One is set to receive the new HTC Sense 6.0 user interface in the United States and Canada by the end of May according to Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America.
HTC One with Sense 6.0 UI
HTC America President Jason Mackenzie confirmed the arrival of HTC Sense 6.0 UI to the 2013 HTC One smartphone at the end of May to users in the United States and Canada.
He sent out a tweet on his official Twitter account regarding the upcoming update for HTC One and it will be sent out via network carriers in both regions using Over-the-Air process. HTC Sense 6.0 UI rollout for HTC One 2013 will likely begin on May 31st with possible delays up to the first week of June depending on the firmware development and certifications from network providers.
Reminder that Sense 6 will push to current HTC One users by end of May. #htcadvantage
? Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) April 14, 2014
HTC One 2013 unlocked version found in several other countries will also get the HTC Sense 6.0 update, but reports say that the rollout should be faster than in the U.S. and Canada since the firmware does not need intense network testing in other territories.
HTC Sense 6.0 UI is also planned to be rolled out for HTC One Mini and HTC One Max but no release dates have been announced yet.
HTC Sense 6.0 Features
HTC Sense 6.0 UI debut on the 2014 HTC One smartphone and referred as the ?Sixth Sense? of their current flagship device. HTC added several tweaks on the sixth version of Sense UI while retaining the iconic interface.
- On-screen controls are now enabled rather than using the buttons in the bezel area.
- Revamped home screen UI such as transparent notifications bar and shortcuts on clear background.
- Cleaner look of the HTC BlinkFeed feature.
- Full screen app tray with bigger space.
- Simpler icons with minimalistic design.
- Slimmer fonts.
- New colours and themes for personalisation.
- New Motion Launch gesture controls (hardware dependent).
- Enhanced power saving tool with controls over wireless connection, features, display and other apps.
- HTC Apps are not dependent on Sense UI anymore, allowing separate updates.
- New camera app design, camera modes, photo editing and effects (hardware dependent).
- Improvements on the Gallery app.
- Separate HTC Zoe app with new features.
- TV app changes such as social functions and Live Sport section.
- Changes on the Music app and BoomSound.
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