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HTC Sense 5.5 update rolling out to HTC One today

HTC has starting rolling out the HTC Sense 5.5 update today to the HTC One, bundling in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean too.

Your HTC One will soon be getting a little update in the form of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.5, which will start rolling out to the smartphone sometime today.

However, some users have said they’ve received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update but not HTC Sense 5.5 as yet.

Some HTC One devices in the UK are still waiting for both updates to arrive as an OTA update. That should happen soon though, with both updates packaged into one download.

HTC Sense 5.5 Features

The HTC Sense 5.5 update was originally introduced with the supersized HTC One Max, the 5.9-inch version of the One with a rear fingerprint sensor.

The Android UI skin update allows users to disable the HTC BlinkFeed homescreen that was one of the new features of the HTC One at launch. If you actually like BlinkFeed, you can now remove stories that aren’t of interest with a long press.

HTC has also included a lot of new control options for BlinkFeed within a settings and options panel accessed by a swipe to the right of the aggregated home screen feed. From this menu you can adjust what content appears.

Other new features include new camera and photo gallery features, such as video highlights.

HTC Share also gets a boost in Sense 5.5, with the functionality built in to the photo and video galleries. You can also scroll to “My HTC Shares” to see how much of the 250MB storage you’ve used and what you’ve shared so far.

Like the photo galleries, the music player has a navigation redesign to allow you to access your music content quickly.

There are loads of other new features within HTC Sense 5.5, but we’ll let you discover them when you get the update.

Next, read our HTC One tips and tricks.

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