Oct 27 AT 12:34 PM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Update: HTC’s Lollipop design shown off in Sense 7 leaks


HTC has announced that it’s already working with Android 5.0 and will have an update for the HTC One (M8) coming within 90 days from the final code release from Google. That puts the One (M8)’s Lollipop update somewhere between November 3 and February 3. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait that long to see what new UI tweaks will accompany the update.

Two leaked images claim to show the Battery History and Software Information panels from HTC Sense 7 running on Android 5.0. We’re not convinced HTC will be releasing Sense 7 any time soon, but that’s another topic for another post. To give you an idea of the changes, we’ve take screenshots from our T-Mobile HTC One (M8) and matched them up with the leaks. The most noticeable change is the color. HTC’s Sense theme color will be applied more liberally, replacing the dark gray HTC is currently using through its menu screens and the on-screen buttons at the bottom of the display. The other major difference is the use of the card element on a light gray background, which gives the Battery History panel a more refined look.

Unfortunately, the two leaked images don’t give indication as to the type of changes HTC will be making to the launcher, notifications, lock screen or the app drawer. We’ll just have to wait a little longer to see how the whole thing comes together.

Update: It looks like we’ve been duped! The Battery History image which was supposed to be from Sense 7 is actually Battery Widget Report (Beta) that’s available in Google Play. We’re labeling this one as a fake and home to see something real in the coming weeks.


Via: HTC Source

Source: You Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Marco De la Cruz

    I hope that’s not Titillium as the main font and if it is I hope I can change it to Roboto or something else because it looks awful.
    Other than that, it’s looking good.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      HTC Sense did add a font changing option this year, so you should be able to change the font to your liking.

  • mike

    Ugh, that blue green is gross… hopefully they have a themer that will change it in 7

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      HTC does has a theme switching option in Sense 6 with 4 theme colors to choose from. There have been rumors that HTC is going to release more theme options with future Sense updates as well.

  • Chetan

    The alleged Sense 7 is the App Battery Widget available in the play store. I have it running on my Nexus 5, even now as I speak

  • namesib

    So much screen space wasted by those horrible virtual buttons.

    Otherwise, it looks good.

    • Tangent

      As opposed to the non-virtual buttons which can never be hidden and used for display purposes in full-screen mode?

  • raindrop

    That battery history screen is exactly the same as the app “battery widget Reborn”

  • Andi Hope

    Not a lot of work for HTC to do, considering Google completely ripped off Sense 5 & even more so 6 with Lollipop 5.0 & material design. One thing I am liking, they haven’t changed the on screen navigation buttons to the crap Google ones.

    • thel0nerang3r

      All my phones have been from HTC, except for the Nexus S…so, I don’t get the “oohh…vanilla is the best”, personally, I’m a fan of what HTC does with Android. To each his own.