4.2 KitKat from the box, with a new Sense 6.0 tacked on. We are now getting the first real-life photo of the new BlinkFeed - HTC's RSS and social feeds aggregator - which shows some much different visuals than what we are used to with Sense 5.5, as currently found on the HTC One and the gang. The handset used here is tipped to be a dummy box, utilizing the One's chassis anyway. so it might not be indicative for the M8's actual front.These are not the only beauties of it, it seems, as it is highly likely to run Android 4.
Categories, and large, flatter icons seem to play a bigger role in the new BlinkFeed, and we can't wait to see it in action on the HTC M8 aka One 2 flagship soon. Moreover, the shot confirms on-screen buttons might indeed be in store with the phone, yet another reason to look forward to the grand unveiling.