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HTC One (M8)'s Android 5.0 Lollipop update to come with Sense 6, not Sense 7?

HTC One (M8)'s Android 5.0 Lollipop update to come with Sense 6, not Sense 7?
Last week, we told you about a few screenshots that allegedly showed Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI on an HTC One (M8). Sure enough, Sense 7 UI hasn’t been officially announced, but said screenshots may indicate that HTC will launch this new version of its UI at the same time with upgrading its flagship smartphone to Lollipop. Or maybe not?

@upleaks has it that the Lollipop update for the One (M8) will, in fact, be released with the current version of Sense UI (Sense 6) - because HTC has yet to start porting Sense 7 to the handset. Of course, for now we can’t be sure that this is how things will go - and we won’t be sure until HTC actually launches the update.

As previously announced, HTC is committed to bringing Android 5.0 Lollipop to the One (M8) and One (M7) within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google. Thus, the update should be available to end users in January 2015 the latest.

HTC did not confirm the existence of Sense 7 UI, but it seems that this has a Material Design-inspired look. You can see the alleged Sense 7 UI screenshots that we mentioned earlier in the slideshow below.


source: @upleaks

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posted on 02 Nov 2014, 13:21 5

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Missing evleaks

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 20:08

9. draconic1991 (Posts: 195; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


im starting to feel that the people behind upleaks are the same ones that were behind evleaks

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 13:59 1

2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 687; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


What kinda backwards stuff is this?

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 16:23 3

7. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Ofc, they are saving the Sense 7 for next year's flagship like always.

You really can't expect them to revamp the entire UI every six months. It not only involves too much manpower to a company which is already struggling but also because a redesign may cause much incoherence with the existing users. Not to mention there will be several bugs too as nothing new is perfect.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 14:47

3. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


htc try to send 5 fast and sense 7 not complete yet so first android 5 come and then after while sense 7 come to one models

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 15:25 2

4. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Isn't it obvious HTC debuts it's new Sense version with their new flagship?

This article is like saying the Galaxy S5 won't get the Galaxy S6 UI with the initial Lollipop update.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 15:27 1

5. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


expected...Coz they will release the sense 7 for thier next flagship.the m9

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 15:40

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Major software updates are supposed to come out on new flagships. The One X didn't get Sense 5 when it was updated to 4.1, despite the HTC One M7 coming out with 4.1 and Sense 5. Expect Sense 7 on the M9, or whatever they call it.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 16:55

8. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


It's unfortunate but Android OS updates are only important to the Nexus or stock android users, for OEM's Like HTC or Samsung their big updates will come out with their next flagship devices. This is where the conflict of interest lies between Google and OEMs. Google wants its services available everywhere, for all to acesss and generate it's ad revenue. OEMs want to sell more devices and want people to buy their new flagships with less focus on software support and future proofing, though they seem to have more focus on updates more recently they still would rather save all the new software for their new flagship as to incentive to upgrade!

Still I'm sure HTC will do a good job with Material Design and 5.0 as Sense 6 already has many elements of it and is the most material design like compared to other OEM's Skin!

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 05:03

12. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


HTC will release Sense 7 when they release their 2015 flagship and then they will push out the update to past devices such as the M7 and M8

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 06:26

10. Tolooei (Posts: 32; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


TNX HTC For update ...

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 06:26

11. Tolooei (Posts: 32; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


sense 7 is Full Material & good

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 05:04

13. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Well duh. Sense 7 will be released with the 2015 flagship. This will most likely be Sense 6.5 which will blend elements of Sense 6 and 7. And plus Sense 6 already is mostly Material to begin with.

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