During the time of Android 4.x, HTC was notorious for being slow in integrating Android updates to their own proprietary Sense UI. Not these days, it seems. It wasn’t too long after Google rolled out their first Android Lollipop patch (5.0.1) that we saw the build roll out to the HTC One (both M7 and M8) devices. Let’s see what it looks like.
If you already know about what the 5.0.1 patch brought, then those bug fixes would already be enough for HTC users to be thankful about. But there are lots more to the new Sense 6.0 based on Android 5.0.1 (LRX22C). There are new Google apps included in the build for office type files (Docs, Slides, Sheets), but these apps are also downloadable via the Google Play Store.
HTC has also made its notification area closer to stock Lollipop, which is prettier in our opinion. All notifications and quick settings are now on the same page, and notifications are also available on the Sense lock screen.
There’s also a re-design of the multi-tasking element of Sense, closer to Material Design.
Lastly, there is a new feature for Sense 6 called the “Easy Mode”. It will make more sense if we let the video explain to you how this looks like. Also in another video, new Accessibility features like “High Contrast”, “Color Inversion”, and “Color Correction” are explained.