Verizon HTC One max receiving large Sense 6.0 update

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: August 19, 2014

HTC One max

The HTC One max is a neglected member of the HTC One family, not getting nearly as much attention as its One (M7) and One (M8) siblings. Today the One max is getting some time in the spotlight, though, because the Verizon version of the giganto-phone is getting a significant update.

The Verizon-flavored HTC One max is now receiving an update to software build 3.09.605.2 that includes a bump up to HTC Sense 6. The bump up to Sense 6 brings with it improvements to BlinkFeed, UI design, the Camera and Gallery UIs, the home screen and more.

HTC BLINKFEED

  • Add content' and 'Remove content' options are available
  • Add content landing page groups all categories on one screen
  • Drop Down box enables quick content changes
  • New design delivers continuous scrolling
  • Supports social sites like Twitter and Foursquare restaurant recommendations

UI DESIGN

  • Vivid color palette, strong content/scale, emotive typography and Applications

CAMERA UI

  • The Camera Application now offers:
    • New button to access preloaded Camera choices
    • Create custom Camera Settings with updated Menu options

GALLERY UI

  • Simplified with Timeline, Albums and Locations
  • Video highlights available at the top of each section

HOMESCREEN

  • Change Homescreen wallpaper without going through Settings
  • Add widgets, apps and shortcuts:
    • Remove screens and set new homescreen

HTC SENSE TV

  • Features a redesigned user interface that offers:
    • Live sports scores and stats
    • Social media integration 

CUSTOMIZABLE FONTS

  • Choose from three preinstalled fonts
  • Additional font choices available in Play Store
  • Go to Settings > Display, gestures & buttons > Font style

ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED

  • Fixed occasional failure of ISIS Wallet payment after software update
  • Biometric Fingerprint scan option now greyed out under quick settings after EAS setup that requires device lock policy
  • Spell check/auto correct issues when texting have been fixed
  • Resolution for the device not able to power ON in rare scenarios
  • Resolution for Hotspot password change after FOTA

IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE

  • Wi-Fi connectivity

THE FOLLOWING UPGRADES HAVE BEEN MADE

  • 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

SERVICES ARE NOW PRE-LOADED

  • Emergency Alerts

This update weighs in at a beefy 613.5MB, so if you’ve got a Verizon-branded HTC One max, you’ll probably want to hop onto a Wi-Fi connection before attempting to download it.

Via Droid-Life, Verizon Wireless

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