HTC manages its Sense Android skin a bit differently than other OEMs do. It makes a big deal about the features each version includes, and actually updates old devices to the new UI, even if it takes a separate update to do it. The AT&T M7 got Android 4.4 a while back, but the updated Sense 6 is ready to go out today.

2014-06-04 17_00_11-HTC Software Updates _ HTC United States

The update (version PN07120) is essentially the same thing that reached other versions of the One M7 in past months. Here's the full changelog.

  • User interface has an updated color palate, customizable fonts and multiple themes.
  • HTC BlinkFeed (TM) has an updated interface and includes more news sources.
  • Camera app has been updated with a new easier-to-use design and quick access to the different camera modes such as the Zoe 3-in-1 solution.
  • Gallery is now easier to find the photos you want plus Point of Interest locations in Map view and Image Match to find photos more quickly.
  • Apps Tray is redesigned for quicker access to customizable options.
  • HTC Sense TV now features a redesigned user interface, live sports scores, stats and social media integration.

So, the bottom line here is that it looks nicer and does a few new things. It won't make your M7 into an M8, but it's still nice. If you want to know more about the Sense 6 feature set, check out HTC's site. The update will be rolling out gradually and clocks in at 672MB.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Kylecore

    As soon as someone gets a update URL please post it, i kinda wanna try and port it to my S4

    • Aooga

      Unless you're a really good dev, that's going to be quite hard. And update URL is useless for that. You need a full ROM with everything in it to even start.

      • Kylecore

        i have a lot of free time on my hands

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          wait, you can port sense to a samsung? that's awesome!

          • Kylecore

            Well you can try. All ROMs are theoretically portable since they're all based on Android its just a case of getting all the right libs and hardware files and code to match together

    • softpickle

      HTC Sense version 6.0 , software 4.10.605.3 , HTC SDK ATI level 6.20 , Kernel Version 3.4.10-g17f9529 , Baseband Version , Build Number 4.10.605.3 CL334342

  • tay

    More OEMs need to do like this

  • Matt McNair

    Anyone that has already installed this update able to provide the firmware version number and radio version post install.

  • Alex Three

    Can't text pictures, weather gone from blink feed.. and a bar at the bottom of screens telling which screen I'm on, thanks no thanks. Wish I hadn't updated.

  • amin abd rashid

    I want the app tray to be hide but beside that its awesome and it does feel like ios 7 actually.