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.