HTC One Family – What’s New and Different in Android 4.4/Sense 6

The Android 4.4/Sense 6 Update to the HTC One family of devices introduces improvements to the overall user experience. Please see the details below for details on the new improvements to existing features.

Color Coded Themes
Customizable Fonts
Apps Tray
HTC Sense TV
Other Updates

Status of Update

Variant Status
Unlocked HTC One (M7) Complete
HTC One (M7) Developer Edition Complete
AT&T HTC One (M7) Complete
Sprint HTC One (M7) Complete
T-Mobile HTC One (M7) Complete
Verizon HTC One (M7) Complete
Sprint HTC One max Complete
Verizon HTC One max Certification
AT&T HTC One mini Certification

At a Glance Features

HTC One Sense 5.5 feature HTC One w/ Sense 6
User Interface Updated color palate and multiple themes
HTC BlinkFeed™ Updated interface and more news sources
Camera Updated, simplified interface
Gallery Updated, simplified interface
Apps Tray Updated, simplified interface

Color-Coded Themes

HTC applications have been color coded for easier navigation.

Color Coded Themes

Additionally, the theme can be changed by going to Settings > Personalize > Theme.

Color Coded Themes

HTC Blinkfeed

HTC Blinkfeed has been updated to include:

  • Smooth, continuous scrolling experience
  • New interface to intuitively add new content
  • Enhanced sidebar for easier navigation
  • Nearby restaurant recommendations

Customizable Fonts

With the latest update, you can now choose between 3 preinstalled fonts for default applications and settings menus, with additional fonts available in the Play Store. To customize the font, navigate to Settings > Display, gestures & buttons > Font style.

Customizable Fonts


The Camera app has been updated with a new easier to use design and quick access to the different camera modes.

The new Zoe camera mode also functions as a 3-in-1 camera solution:

  • Quickly tap the shutter button to take a photo.
  • Hold the shutter button for up to 3 seconds to take a Zoe (up to 3 seconds of video + burst shots)
  • Hold the shutter button for 3 or more seconds to switch to video mode. The first 3 seconds of the video will also capture the Zoe experience (video + burst shots).


The Gallery has been updated with an easier to use interface, making it easier to find the photos you want, and also includes:

  • Image match to find photos faster and easier
  • Point of interest (POI) locations in Map view

Apps Tray

The apps tray has been redesigned for quicker access to customization options:


Apps Tray

HTC Sense TV

HTC Sense TV now features a redesigned user interface, live sports scores & stats and social media integration.

Other Updates

  • Enhanced music app for more visually stunning themes
  • Add schedule function to set specific time and event in Do Not Disturb Mode
  • Improved Mail, Message, Calendar, Phone apps