The Taiwan-based phone maker officially confirmed that the HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with Sense 6.0 will be pushed to owners by the end of may.
The information was made public by HTC America President Jason Miller who revealed on Twitter that the owners of the original HTC One will receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update with Sense 6.0 by the end of May. The HTC representative didn’t mention the exact date of the roll out, but at least we know when it’s going to end.
It’s nice to see that the folks at HTC are doing their best to bring the Sense 6.0 on older handsets. First they made HTC One M8’s Sense 6.0-specific apps available in the Play Store and now we know for sure that the new UI will arrive on its predecessor, too.
Unfortunately, the HTC representative haven’t mentioned when the Sense 6.0 update for HTC One will be rolled out by the US carriers, but, given the timeframe, the company might have already got the approval from the carriers.
Among other features, the icing on the cake for Sense 6.0 are the Motion Launch gestures, which enables to user to quickly wake up the device without hitting the power button. If you double tap on the screen the device wakes up, if you swipe left you launch the widget panel, if you swipe right you launch BlinkFeed, if you swipe up you unlock it, and if you swipe down you turn on voice dialing. Furthermore, if you hold the device in landscape mode and hit the volume buttons you can quickly launch the camera app.
Since the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was already rolled out for the HTC One M7, the changes will be limited to the interface and the HTC-customized features and apps.
As any other software update, Sense 6.0 for HTC One M7 will be rolled out in phases, meaning that some of you might not be able to download and install it from day one. Remember to stick with us for more information on the Android 4.4.2 update with Sense 6.0 for HTC One as we will report back as soon as more details are made available.