HTC confirms some current phones will receive Sense 5 update

HTC Sense 5 Update

HTC (2498) announced its new flagship One smartphone at a press conference earlier this month. Along with an impressive list of high-end specs, the device includes the newest version of the company’s Sense user interface. Sense 5 is less intrusive than earlier versions and contains a number of unique features such as Blinkfeed, the company’s Flipboard-style widget for news stories, photos and social updates. The one question on everyone’s mind — at least, everyone who owns an HTC smartphone — was whether or not their device would ever be updated to Sense 5.

HTC recently confirmed through a post on its Facebook (FB) page that global variants of the HTC One X, One X+, One S and the HTC Butterfly will be updated to the new Sense user interface. The company was quick to point out, however, that “some features enabled by the new HTC One hardware will not be available in the software updates.”

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