The HTC One Max for Verizon is receiving the latest Android update. As expected, the update is starting to roll out today, and is expected to take a few weeks to complete. While users are getting the latest in Android, they aren’t getting a Sense update just yet.
HTC One Max users are already on Sense 5.5, which is the latest version of HTC’s skin, save for Sense 6.0 on the new One (M8). While the overlay isn’t updated, users will jump from Android 4.3 right to the latest version. Not much will be visible to users, but it’s expected we’ll see the immersive mode and various APIs in place with KitKat.
As for Sense 6.0, we don’t know when HTC plans to implement that on legacy handsets. For now, it seems as though they’ll let the One (M8) have all the fun, but we hope it reaches other devices soon. HTC has committed to bring updated software to their handsets, so we’ll be watching to see when they launch their Android skin on their devices.
Verizon will likely prompt you to download the update, so just sit back and wait for it. Again, there won’t be much you’ll see with the update, but a host of back-end solutions promise to give you added functionality in the future.