Why should all the excitement lie in the hands of those who are going to be upgrading to the new One M8? Those who are still going to be using the older HTC devices should get some love too. That's how HTC feels and they're right to think that. So what's the good news for those of you on the HTC One and other current generation HTC smartphones? Well HTC is going to be updating your devices to the Sense 6 UI in the near future. It should be noted that there are a good number of HTC devices that will not be getting the upgrade, which is a shame, but at least some of the latest and most popular devices will see the update to Sense 6 down the line.
First off and as you probably could have guessed, the HTC One is going to be the first phone in the recent devices list to experience the love of Sense 6 once the software is ready to ship out to consumers. The likely time for owners of the HTC One to be expecting this update to hit their devices is sometime around the late spring to early summer. To be more specific, the update should start flowing into handsets between the months of May and June. This doesn't mean that it wont come after that time or later, but that is a projected expectancy from HTC according to leaker Llab Toofer. Other devices planned to get the update are the HTC One Max, One mini, and the HTC Butterfly S, with a general time frame of one month after the HTC One. So if following the same guideline, we can expect to see the update for those last three devices between the month of June and July somewhere.
There isn't exact date listed which is also to be expected, but at least now we have a window of when they should be hitting the airwaves. Sadly, any other HTC devices not listed here are said to not get the update to the new Sense 6.0 UI, so this means those of you using the HTC One X, One X+, One S, HTC Butterfly, Desire 601 and others will be stuck on the older version of Sense that you may already be running. Look forward for this update to hit your devices in the coming months, and for those of you that won't be getting it, we're sure someone will be quick to get started on a custom ROM based off the Sense 6 UI for other devices that won't get it officially.