Android 4.2.2 is said to be rolling out to the HTC One (HTC One page here), with a few owners saying that their phone has received the update. Previous reports said that the update would also bring Sense 5.1, but it seems Sense 5.0 still remains (related story here). The good news is there have been a few changes made to the UI.
Android Revolution HD (website here) has detailed the changes made to the UI. It reports, “There were quite a lot of rumours about upcoming HTC Sense and Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One and HTC Butterfly. All were expecting HTC Sense 5.1 to show up, but instead, the version of HTC UI in latest Android 4.2.2 update is still 5.0. However, it does have a lot of important changes. Let me introduce few of them.”
The first is the “% battery icon.” The site says, “Finally! The most popular modification in custom ROMs of all kind. Now you can enable it under Settings —> Power —> Show battery level.”
The second is “Android EQS.” According to the site, “HTC did a great job by incorporating Android native EQS. You can switch it by tapping on the EQS icon in the upper right corner of the notification menu.”
The third is “Android Daydream.” The site says that this is “another Android 4.2.2 feature included in latest HTC update.”
The fourth is “long press home button works as menu button.” According to the site, “It’s been very popular modification in HTC One custom ROMs. Now it’s by default added to Android 4.2.2 update as well.”
The fifth is “minor changes in the app drawer and dock.” The site says, “Now you can remove all the icons from the dock, which wasn’t possible in HTC Sense 5.0 we had in Android 4.1.2. Also, after moving some particular icon to the dock, it won’t be gone from the app drawer.”
Do you now have Android 4.2.2 running on your HTC One? How do you like the changes made to Sense 5.0? Share your thoughts through a comment below.