The HTC One (M7) will be receiving an OTA update to HTC Sense 6 today, at least Vodafone handsets will, according to the latest Vodafone Software update blog posted this morning.
Vodafone advises that the update will arrive after 12 o’clock today, but as usual, we assume that Vodafone or HTC will be staggering this update to handsets over the next couple of weeks. The 680MB release brings about a number of changes including :
- HTC Sense 6
- Power efficiencies including addition of Extreme Power Saving mode
- App improvements including Mail, Message, Calendar and Phone
- General performance and stability improvements
There’s no need to connect to a PC to receive the update, it’s all over the air, so if you’re connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile (3G/4G) connection you will be prompted to download the update when it’s your turn. If you want to check to see if it’s your turn go to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates and tap ‘Check Now’.
But fear not, Vodafone customers aren’t the only ones due an update with Optus posting an update regarding the HTC One M7 update on their software update page on the 27th of May stating that the next update for the phone would be HTC Sense 6, further adding ‘We expect to complete testing next week.’ and ‘We expect HTC will make it available around Early to Mid June.’ This should hopefully be coming soon for Optus customers.
Miles has advised that the Optus update is now live as well, with his phone receiving the update which includes Sense 6. Miles has kindly provided the following screenshot of the update prompt, which includes a list of features :
For Telstra customers, the update is not so cut and dried. Telstra lists the next version of Android for the HTC One (M7) as ‘Bugfix only’ on their latest software update forum post, but expected a rollout to begin tomorrow on the 13th of June, so we’ll soon see if this ‘Bugfix’ is HTC Sense 6 or not.
Looks like the ‘Bugfix’ release from Telstra is actually the Sense 6 update. Max has sent us the below sceenshot of his Telstra branded phone downloading the update.
Max has kindly shared these two screenshots showing the update screens in full :
Let us know in the comments if you’ve received the update on your handset and which carrier you’re with, especially if you’re a Telstra customer, it will be interesting to see if this ‘Bugfix’ is indeed Sense 6.