DROID DNA Sense 5 update tipped for a summer arrival

May 31, 2013

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Much of the recent DROID DNA talk has been focused on the topic of the HTC One. Specifically, as to whether or not the HTC One is coming to Verizon Wireless as the replacement for the now six-month old DROID DNA. Assuming you are a Verizon user that is eligible, or close to being eligible for an upgrade, those talks were probably what you wanted to hear. On the flip side though, there are plenty of DROID DNA users that are going to be tied to an agreement for quite a bit longer and that group is most likely thinking of updates.

That being the case, it looks like there may be a bit of good news coming. Keep in mind, this has yet to be confirmed by Verizon or HTC, but it looks like your Sense 5 update is coming sometime this summer. What we have instead is coming by way of Twitter user @LlabTooFeR, who in the past has been fairly reliable when it comes to HTC related information. Anyway, the question as to when Sense 5 would be arriving for the DROID DNA was recently asked and in reply, we saw the following;

"This summer for sure."

We do have to keep in mind that "this summer" is still a rather open timeframe. Not to mention, even if that is the plan for now, things can and often do change when it comes to carrier provided updates. Verizon tends to not pre-announce updates. Or if they do offer some sort of an announcement changelog, that is usually posted shortly before the update begins rolling out.


While the DROID DNA is already running Jelly Bean, the Sense 5 update is expected to arrive with a bump in version number. Looking back, HTC has already confirmed that a Sense 5 update would be available for the DROID DNA. Sense 5 is also expected for other HTC handsets to include the One X, One X+ and One S as well as the Butterfly.

Lastly, while we may be a bit hesitant to pick up a DROID DNA at this very moment, the handset does remain available in the Verizon lineup. Big Red has the device priced at $199.99 on a two-year agreement and in addition to running Jelly Bean, the handset sports a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2020 mAh battery and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. With that, those considering a DROID DNA purchase may also benefit from our review.

VIA: GottaBeMobile

SOURCE: Twitter @LlabTooFeR

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  • Frank

    Can’t wait!! But for now.. I’m loving my DNA with unofficial CM 10.1 … Love it!

    • v.v.

      Don’t BS the community sir. CM for DNA needs a lot of work. When they release their official versions, it’s absolutely awesome.

      Bless you for being one of the few who take a risk though. You help lead the charge. Can’t wait for the official release, then I’ll reroot and head back to it.

  • gmx

    I can tell you as a vzw employee it is in testing now

    • rabnud

      After the thunderbolt debacle, I think thepeople are going to want more than that.

      • gmx

        I know it was ridiculous how long for updates to tb but on a side note vzw has been alot better about updates as of recent. nearly every current selling phone has jellybean on it.