HTC One (M8)'s Android 5.0 Lollipop update to come with Sense 6, not Sense 7?
posted by Florin T. / Nov 02, 2014, 2:19 PM
@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.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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posted on Nov 02, 2014, 1:21 PM 5
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What kinda backwards stuff is this?
posted on Nov 02, 2014, 1:59 PM 1
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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 Nov 02, 2014, 4:23 PM 3
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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 Nov 02, 2014, 3:40 PM 0
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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 Nov 02, 2014, 4:55 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 20, 2014, 5:04 AM 0
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