Sense 5 coming to Verizon's HTC DROID DNA

Sense 5 coming to Verizon's HTC DROID DNA
Verizon's website is spilling the beans about an update coming to the HTC DROID DNA that will bring Sense 5 to the phone. That means you can expect the new Smart Dialer to be on the DROID DNA. The Smart Dialer disables the call button until you start dialing. Press the full QWERTY button and look up contacts using letters. After the update, the Favorites tab will let you find your most important contacts quickly, and the improved calendar allows you to search Month, Week, Day, Agenda, and Invite views.

Yes Virginia, with Sense 5, BlinkFeed will be coming to your HTC DROID DNA. This feature will have you looking at streaming updates from your news, entertainment or social feeds. And the Gallery will have a new landing page. Group your photos under "events" and the pictures will be displayed by time and place when they were snapped. Tap on a particular event to see all of the pictures you shot during that occasion. And the gallery will also automatically create a 30 second video from clips and pictures of a particular event. The Quick Settings feature in Sense 5 allows you to switch back and forth between the regular notification panel and the Quick Settings screen, where you can toggle on and off certain settings like Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi and others.

We don't know which Android build will be paired with Sense 5.0, but HTC is supposedly trying to get Android 4.3 on the DROID DNA. We also have no inkling about when the update will be released, although the fact that it is on Big Red's website should mean that it is close to happening.  The device is still available from Verizon's website for $49.99 with a signed two-year pact.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That is a good looking phone IMO. Another limited availability model, One of HTCs slips down the slope.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I would have ditched my S3 for this if it was offered through T-Mo back in December. :/

2. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

well deserved update for the DNA. HTC are stepping things up on the software updates as HTC one will also receive the 4.3 update really fast.

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Somehow HTC and updates don't seem to belong in the same sentence. But, hey, it's nice to see them still offer support for older devices.

5. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Been running sense 5 on my DNA for months. Butter smooth. Still prefer stock android though.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Considering it's Verizon that means it's been tested since July. Hope it's a 4.3.x build, but most likely a 4.2.x build. Even at 4.2.x will I get my home screen widgets or am I asking too much?

7. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

And the HTC Sensation,Desire s,Incredible S... what's with them?Will they get an update,no they won't beacuse they dont care...

8. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Not many people would still have these phones anymore and the people that do probably are going to upgrade soon so what is the point of taking the time to tailor the update to such an outdated device?

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

u should work for htc, i think they would love your mindset.

10. krauser1

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Looks like the link from Verizon has been taken down. Anyone else notice that?

11. RichyVDang

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

When does the update supposed to be

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