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HTC One (M7) gets firmware update with Sense 6.0 in US


HTC is is rolling out a new software update with new Sense 6.0 UI (user interface) for HTC One (M7). According to the statement released by Jason Machenzie, the President of HTC in the United States, the HTC One (M7) will be integrated with a new Sense 6.0 user interface. However, this updated user interface “Sense 6.0” will be available to the HTC users in USA, as of now.

Earlier this week HTC rolled out the similar update to the HTC One M7 with Sense 6.0 UI in Canada for both unlocked devices and those on Rogers, Bell and TELUS networks.

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The new updated user interface that is being provided by HTC will be available for use on all the factory unlocked and carrier branded devices. Presently the unlocked devices that roll out from the factories will be having this new feature. The devices that will be carrier branded will have to wait for some amount of time as SENSE 6.0 is still in a stage of development for them.

HTC has also mentioned in its statements that all the users of HTC One (M7) will also be able to download the feature. The users will have to updates the software in order to have Sense 6.0 user interface installed.

This firmware update comes in a 668MB package and is expected to completely change the view of the Home Screen. Additionally, the interface of the Gallery, Camera and themes will also be modified by Sense 6.0. Sense 6.0 will also add the blinkfeed feature and will also saves the internal power usage of the device.

The sad part is, the carrier-branded HTC smartphone owners are not enjoying the latest update, but needn’t worry about it. HTC has already developed the similar updates to the Sprint, Verizon and AT&T beanded HTC Oe M7 smartphones, which is now in final certification stage. However, the T-Mobile model will be getting the update after all of the above carriers, as it’s still i development phase.

As of now, the update is being received by tons of unlocked HTC One (M7) users in US via OTA notification. If you haven’t received the notification yet, then you could search for the update manually by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates. Make sure you have taken all necessary backups and charge the phone for at least 70 percent before starting the update procedure o a stable Wi-Fi connection.

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