The HTC Butterfly was one of the first smartphones to adopt a 1080p display, and it became pretty popular. It launched as the HTC DROID DNA here in the US and has been stuck on Android 4.1.2 and Sense 4+ so far. In Taiwan,however, HTC has been rolling out an update for the device.
The newest update brings the device up to 4.2.2 and Sense 5. This means that the HTC Butterfly is now on the level of the HTC One in some areas (where it also got 4.2.2). It even retains all of the cool features of the HTC One aside from one; HTC Zoe was taken out of the update, and it seems that it will stay an HTC One exclusive. I can’t complain, as that seems completely fair.
We are grateful for the support of Taiwanese consumers, and Taiwan is the world’s leading market to receive the new Sense 5.0 software update for the HTC Butterfly.Jack TongHTC
HTC Butterfly (and DROID DNA) owners have been able to flash Sense 5 for a while, but this is an official update specifically for this device. This will surely get developers working on some awesome ROMs, so this will benefit even those who are rooted. Plus, now that you have the newest Android version, you can complain a little less about fragmentation! Here is a full changelog for the update:
- Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5
- HTC BlinkFeed
- New lock screen style: widget
- Show battery level in status bar
- Add sleep mode option in Power settings Notofications
- Quick settings
- AE/AF lock feature: lock exposure/focus at viewfinder screen
- Video Highlights
- Music player with visualization and lyrics
- New HTC keyboard
We’re sure owners of the HTC Butterfly will enjoy this new juicy update, and hopefully Verizon will work fast to get this to their own customers. DROID DNA owners, are you excited to get an official taste of Sense 5?