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HTC One (M7), One Max, and Mini Enter “Certification” Phase of Sense 6 Update Process

HTC – sticking to its word to remain transparent with future updates – has updated its software status page to show that Sense 6.0 updates for the HTC One (M7), One Max, and One Mini have reached the “certification” phase. Certification doesn’t mean that the update is on the verge of an over-the-air (OTA) release, but it does mean that HTC is moving along in its process for updating phones that was laid out to the public months ago

The “certification” stage means that HTC has readied updates, is doing last minute internal testing for bugs before handing carrier model firmware off to carriers for their own testing. At this stage, issues can still come up, which would mean the update would have to be fixed and then re-submitted “for lab entry.” Once completed, along with regulatory testing, the updates would move onto the final stage, which is a “Push to Customer.”

So again, we aren’t there yet, but we are getting close.

The HTC One (M7) on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, along with the unlocked and developer models, are all at the “certification” stage. T-Mobile’s is lagging behind in “development” still. The One Max on Sprint and Verizon are in “certification,” while the AT&T model is held back in “integration.”

HTC told earlier in the month that we should expect most of these Sense 6.0 updates to arrive before the end of May.

Via:  HTC
  • hazem

    my htc one max carrier is german and still 4.3 & sense 5.5
    any update???

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  • chris125

    Verizon in certification process and TMO still in development….

  • ravenofdoom

    I like this – at least now people can see the time it takes for Verizon to add their bloatware and delay a release from the time it’s sent to their “rigorous” certification process.

  • BrandonFPutnam

    This Sense 6 update would match up nicely with it. If anything, that would lead me to believe that Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and GPe devices should be dropping any day now http://sn.im/28ux95m

    • Simon Belmont

      What the hell? You just copied exactly what I wrote below.

      All so you could attach a spam website to it. Thanks a lot, jerk.

      • You won’t be seeing him on this site anymore. 🙂

    • Guest

      Serious dick move lol.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ha. Except the T-Mobile version which isn’t even in “integration” yet because of the Wi-Fi calling feature.

    Hopefully most US carriers see this in May. Looks like that’s a possibility.

  • Arthur Dent

    Is that on 4.4.2 or 4.4.3?

    • Simon Belmont

      I was wondering the same thing. I read a rumor that the M7 is supposed to get Android 4.4.3 in the May-June time frame.

      This Sense 6 update would match up nicely with it. If anything, that would lead me to believe that Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and GPe devices should be dropping any day now (and I hope it does, given I own a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 7).

    • Since I’m pretty sure the HTC One M7 won’t be getting 4.4.3 before the new HTC One, I’m going to say it’ll be 4.4.2

  • Travis Erickson

    AT&& might be waiting to be built for a while

  • paul_cus

    End of May sounds alright to me.

  • Alex Boro

    Why is the T-mobile edition STILL in development?

    • Big Daddy

      T-mobile is horrible and so is sprint! Bad service.

      • Hershel

        Only if you live in a rural town like me

      • Alex Boro

        All carriers suck lets be honest.

    • Hershel

      I blame catherine zeta jones..

    • Simon Belmont

      Most likely because of the Wi-Fi calling feature. That’s my guess.

      It takes longer to integrate that and test it for T-Mobile. That said, it shouldn’t take TOO much longer than the other carriers.

      • Aooga

        ARHD got it working a few releases ago with Sense 6.

        • Simon Belmont

          That’s great. Third party developers do a great job and should be congratulated for their hard efforts (being totally serious here).

          But T-Mobile still has to test and certify it on their networks. They don’t want thousands of people calling them and complaining that a feature doesn’t work or that it’s screwed something up on their phone, inciting returns and so forth.

          • Aooga

            Yup. Totally understand that, but considering they did it within a matter of days/weeks, tmobile (a big company) should be able to do it in a month at the latest. But yeah, I get your point.

          • Simon Belmont

            I agree. It’s amazing what even a one man operation can achieve.

            I’m sure it’s more about regulations and rules that the carriers have to follow than anything. But yeah, it is what it is.