After the odd hint and rumor, HTC has finally released its Sense 5 update for its popular Butterfly handset.
This update has been expected for quite a while, we initially heard about a possible Sense 5 update coming to the One X, One X+, One S, and Butterfly all the way back in February. But sadly there’s a catch, and a pretty big one at that, the update is currently only available in Taiwan, it hasn’t yet made its way to the US Droid DNA version of the handset.
According to Engadget Chinese, owners of the Taiwanese HTC Butterfly can now download a Sense 5 skinned version of Android 4.2.2, which is delivered in two downloaded packages. The first prepares the system for the update, probably to patch up a bug or two, whilst the second contains the actual update. Interestingly, Blinkfeed is also included in the Butterfly update, so HTC clearly isn’t too intent on keeping features just for the HTC One.
But don’t despair, there’s a good chance that the update could head on over to the US Droid DNA, after all we’ve been hearing about this update for quite a while, and we’ve even seen some photographic evidence to go on. Not to mention that the handsets are virtually identical in the hardware department, so there shouldn’t be too much more work to do.
In the meantime, there’s always the option of flashing a ROM, if you’re up for it.