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    Getting your hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop right now is kind of a mess. Most applicable Nexus devices have already received it, some NVIDIA Shield products have also gotten some action, and we should see it rolling to the Google Play edition devices very soon as well. We also know that OEMs like HTC have already committed to pushing Android 5.0 to existing flagship smartphones in the next few months, but if you want an early glimpse of what it'll look like, let's all thank the Internet. We have some leaked photos of what seems to be HTC Sense 6 running on top Android 5.0 Lollipop. We say ...

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    Many of us here at Pocketnow have been quite disappointed with the lack of love for "mini" phones – they're generally crammed with mid-range specs, don't get wide carrier adoption, and lag behind in terms of support and updates. The HTC One Mini update to Sense 6 is long overdue according to many, but it's finally here for AT&T users. The update, which weighs in at a hefty 550MB, brings quite a few changes to the aging device. Apart from the base Sense 6 features, there are updates to the Gallery and Camera app, the addition of Extreme Power Saving Mode, and other miscellaneous ...

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    When I first tried the One M8, I was pleasantly surprised. For the first time ever, I actually liked Sense. I've used Sense UI from its very first release on the CDMA HTC Hero in 2009 and every following iteration on HTC hardware since. Each time, the custom UI felt overbearing – it used too many resources, the animations were excessive, and most of the changes introduced were changes for the sake of change. Sure, some versions of Sense looked nice, but the bugs, slow updates, and inconsistencies weren't worth the trouble. Sense 6 was somehow different. Last year, HTC lightened the load ...

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    One of the commitments HTC made with its 2013 flagship, the One M7, was that it would provide timely updates for the device, even carrier-bloated versions. It seems to be delivering fairly well, and though it has been about two months since the debut of Sense 6, we are now starting to see it trickle out to different One M7 variants (the first were the developer and unlocked versions, then the T-Mobile one). The latest one to grab the update is the Verizon variant, which is a bit of a shocker. Verizon typically has been one of the slowest carriers out there in terms of updating their ...

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    When a smartphone manufacturer release a “mini” version of one of its flagship models, we fully expect some features to fall by the wayside. Sure, it would be nice if the only things that changed were handset dimensions and screen size, but this is the reality of the market. With the HTC One M8 mini (or One mini 2, depending on how it launches), we've already been anticipating some places where it might fail to mirror its big brother: it seems we're not getting another Duo Camera, for instance. Now a new rumor tries to reel-in our expectations a little bit more, spelling-out some of ...

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    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 ...

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    HTC BlinkFeed. From vocal revulsion to grudging acceptance to quiet praise, the community’s feelings about HTC’s custom news and social stream have come quite a ways in the year since it was introduced. Now, after a full point upgrade and many enhancements, BlinkFeed on Sense 6 stands ready to help you waste some time – and we're here to show you how to help it help you. If you’re new to an HTC smartphone and apathetic to the tech scene, your first question will probably be: what is BlinkFeed? The easiest answer is that it's analogous the Facebook News Feed or the familiar ...

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    Tomorrow, we're looking forward to Sense 6.0 debuting on the all new HTC One; for something that's not yet official, that news is all but certain. OK, but what does Sense 6.0's arrival mean for all the other HTC hardware? What existing devices might be getting Sense 6.0 by means of future updates – and then, when might we hope to see those updates arrive? Well, apparently HTC's current problem with leaks extends far beyond the new One itself, and the latest identifies its plans for bringing Sense 6.0 to last year's One, One Max, and One Mini. The first device to get a Sense 6.0 update ...

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    Home stretch, here we come; with just one week and one day to go until HTC launches its all new One, excitement for the Android handset runs high. Even if we were largely in the dark, we'd still eagerly be awaiting the HTC flagship's debut, but the leaks we've seen so far (and man, there have been a LOT of them) have only served whet our appetites all the more. Today we start the week off with a pair of videos, checking out both the latest official teaser from HTC, as well as a hands-on clip detailing the look and feel of Sense 6.0. The team from the last couple HTC “Technical ...

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    It's no surprise to learn that a smartphone company doesn't particularly like to see its employees leaking information on unreleased products, but rarely do we talk about any of these insiders leaking info with the express intent of profiting from it. In Taiwan, however, that's very much the saga that's playing out, as the case against ex-VP of design Thomas Chien proceeds. This all started a few months back, when Chien and a couple other HTC designers were arrested on charges of stealing trade secrets. The investigation has since claimed that Chien and his conspirators were planning to ...

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    What are we looking at for HTC's next flagship? We've heard a bit about rumored specs, and while components like a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, and 1080p display sound totally decent, would they be enough to really make the phone stand out – especially if HTC returns with another four-megapixel UltraPixel camera? Perhaps HTC intends to differentiate itself with software, and one prime way to do so could be introducing a new feature-rich version of its Sense UI. We've already heard one tipster claim that HTC intends to launch Sense 6 alongside the M8 (or however it ultimately ends up being ...

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    HTC Sense version 6 will be running on top of Android on the upcoming M8 phone, according to a recent report. Sense is already at version 5.5 on certain HTC One devices that were upgraded to Android 4.3; while 5.5 looks the same as 5, it is yet unknown whether Sense 6 will continue the minimalistic look or maybe it will be a complete overhaul. As far as the HTC M8 is concerned, it is expected to be the successor of the One next year. We've first heard about the phone back in July, and there's still a long way until an official announcement, but given the number of leaks we've recently seen ...

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