HTC One Software Update to Bring Sense 6 to Original Version Later This Spring

An HTC One software update that will bring Sense 6 to the original model will roll out later this spring.

HTC confirmed this at the HTC One M8 unveiling event which took place earlier today. The new UI also known as "Sixth Sense" will make its official debut on the new version which is now available for purchase in Verizon retail locations and at AT&T's online store.

The original HTC One launched around one year ago and currently runs the latest version of Sense 5.

Sense 6 comes with an updated version of BlinkFeed that was demonstated at today's unveiling. Its new layout is more spacious, so users will be able to find specific posts more easily. They will also have the ability to create custom feeds based on any specific topic of their liking.

So for example, if someone wants their BlinkFeed to center around Justin Bieber, the system will filter all relevant posts to the user's front page.

The Software Developer Kit for the new Sense is expected to be made available very soon. Exact roll out times were not confirmed by HTC.

It will also have the ability to integrate better with apps such as Foursquare. The traveling app will be able to send lunch recommendations for local restaurants when the clock hits noon. TV-based social feeds could be accessed with a right swipe while watching as well as sports statistics.

The HTC One M8 model was unveiled earlier today and will go on sale in 100 countries before the 10th of April. The device features a 5-inch screen with 440 ppi, Sense 6 pre-installed, a Snapdragon 801 processor and a refined all metal uni-body that is similar to the first version.