Now that the HTC One M8 is out and available for purchase, some of you on the older HTC One M7 may be wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on the UI refresh. I’m talking of course about Sense 6.0, and the answer might be closer than some of you might think. Although maybe not as there hasn’t really been an official lock down on the time yet and rumors were flying around that it could be sooner than it is. According to HTC America President Jason Mackenzie, the HTC One M7 will be getting its official update to Sense 6 sometime before the end of May, so it sounds like it’s hitting just before the beginning of the summer. We’d have thought that it might pop up a little sooner than that ourselves, but often these things take time and HTC wants to make sure things work correctly.
HTC One M7 users may already have KitKat in hand, but they’re still lacking the newer goodness that Sense 6 has to offer, like the updated BlinkFeed widget for the homescreen and dozens of other new features that aim to please. Sense 6 is also said to be a lot lighter and less weighty than the previous version of HTC Sense, which we’re sure our own Alex Maxham and Tom Dawson can attest to. The UI update also looks quite a bit more colorful, so expect an overall better looking experience from HTC One if you run it stock. The news about the update was posted up to Twitter via Jason Mackenzie earlier, so we finally have an official word from someone at HTC. Now if we could just narrow the possibilities down to an exact day? All jokes aside, we’re sure that plenty of old HTC One users will be very happy to have a better idea of when to expect this update to hit.
More information about the timeframe or an exact day is said to be updated on the HTC software update website, so as soon as we know more about the intimate details we’ll update you all here. As of now the software updates page has no information regarding Sense 6 for the One, so we just have to sit tight for now.