The new HTC One M8 introduced us to Sense 6, and new owners of the smartphone are already getting a chance to enjoy the software. What about those who have older HTC, devices, though? When will they get their own shot? Right before the M8 debuted, we heard a rumor attempting to outline HTC’s strategy for updating current phones with Sense 6. According to that document, the original One M7 might see its update land in either May or June. Then at the One M8 launch itself, HTC confirmed plans for these Sense 6 updates, but without nailing down a precise timetable. Well, today we’ve finally got something concrete to go on, with a tweet from HTC America’s Jason Mackenzie.
According to Mackenzie, this Sense 6 update for last year’s One “will push to current HTC One users by end of May.”
Considering June was in the running before, we’ll take this as good news, and hearing it come from HTC America in particular has us optimistic that the manufacturer is planning far enough ahead to account for delays with carrier certification. Hopefully, the May window really will represent when the software becomes available to users, and not just when HTC has passed the code on to the networks for them to begin their own tests.
Sense 6 updates for the One Max and Mini should turn up a little later, as we start getting into summer.