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Jun
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Listen up, UK readers: if you're rocking an HTC One from 2013, and you got it from O2 or Three, check your notification bar for an update. According to this HTC support page, a fresh, steaming copy of Sense 6 is headed your way. The unlocked GSM model of the One M7 should also be getting the update. (Apparently the unlocked update is going out by country, since the US unlocked model was already updated.) Vodafone UK and EE users will have to wait.

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Sense 6 is the build of HTC's proprietary interface that came with the new One M8 model and later phones. It's mostly cosmetic, with stylish "flat" icons, widgets, and backgrounds, but there are some functional upgrades as well. HTC's Blinkfeed widget/service has a continuous scroll layout instead of the paginated look, and more of HTC's apps have been separated for Play Store updates. For a deeper look at the changes in Sense 6 and HTC's Android 4.4 build, check out our HTC One M8 review.

Most of the One M7 models in the United States have been upgraded to Sense 6 already, which is a little strange - normally non-US carriers get updates out sooner thanks to lighter software customizations. We're still waiting to hear about Sense 6 updates for carriers in other countries.

Source: HTC UK

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  • HTCfan

    Hi,
    Ive got the new sense 6 UI update, and i couldnt finish the download.. It stops at 18% and after nothing happens.. Tried rebooting, restarting the download but didnt help. Do u have any suggestion?

    • AfifM

      same here must be an issue with the package or something

  • fupps

    Got the update on my 3 network M7, was I really expecting too much for a fix on the battery drain? Still drains at a phenominal rate :(

    • Tim

      One way to fix the battery drain is to reset your phone. But do the back-up first.

  • Andy The Scientist

    My update for my M7 HTC One seems to have problems with signal bars, if you read the US sites it seems the bars show the data signal now rather than the call signal, problem is if you are in an area with no data signal the phone seems to think there is no call signal either.

    • dano

      I have the same problem, although I do completely lose signal at times.

  • Tim

    I thought it was just me but looking at it lots of people have the same issue. The FCKIN Reception Signal strength. I have contacted HTC UK to get some answers on this issue but no reply just yet. I have attached an example of what I mean. I used to get 5 bars at home on 3G and 2 bars on 4G as THREE is shyt on 4G. Now all I get are 1-3 bars at home and 0-2 bars on 4G. At my work I used to get 5 bars on 3G now no signal at all. I have to go outside to get a 2 bar signal. fckin ridiculous, is it HTC's fault or our network provider?Who knows. All I know is it's fckin pissing me off.