The Taiwanese manufacturer has confirmed that it will release HTC Sense 5.5 for HTC One. This announcement comes after HTC’s worst kept secret, the HTC One Max, was finally announced today. The phablet will come with Sense 5.5 installed out of the box, its younger and relatively smaller sibling will receive the update in the near future. A few screenshots of HTC Sense 5.5 were leaked last week, today we got a good glimpse of it with the official images of the One Max.
The folks at HTC have confirmed to Pocketlint that Sense 5.5 will be released for HTC One, but they’ve not confirmed exactly when this release will take place. HTC One is currently undergoing a round of updates. Android 4.3 update for the device is gradually being rolled out, U.S. carrier branded models only started receiving it last week. Sense 5.5 will be brought over to the One in a future software update. A number of improvements have been made in Sense 5.5. Blinkfeed has been enhanced and users finally have the option to turn Blinkfeed off and revert to a standard issue home screen with shortcuts, widgets etc. Users can now also source content from RSS feeds into Blinkfeed and they can mark something if they wish to read it later. Changes have been made to the gallery as well, it now uses a carousel for navigation. It certainly enhances and refines the user experience, and is likely to make those on Sense 5.0 wish that the update be released soon.