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The HTCU Ultra is getting its first big software update

The first big update for the recently launched HTCU Ultra is rolling out, which adds the HTCSense Companion as a pre-loaded app on the phone.

Published onApril 5, 2017

The HTC U Ultra launched just a few weeks ago, but the latest flagship smartphone from HTCis already getting its first software update. It’s actually a pretty big file download, as it adds the HTC Sense Companion digital assistant as a pre-loaded app on the phone.

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The update was first revealed by HTC’s Mo Versi in a Twitter post. According to his message, it will also include bug fixes and “additional features on the second screen”.

Versi’s post was followed up by a person who had already downloaded the 638.2 MB update and posted a screenshot of it on his Twitter account. It showed the version number of the software update is 1.15.401.12. In addition to pre-loading the HTCSense Companion app, the update’s change log says it also has some unnamed “system enhancements”.  This possibly refers to Versi’s mention of new features for the U Ultra’s smaller secondary display.

As we have reported before, the HTCSense Companion offers U Ultra owners info cards that contain things like daily reminders, a weekly step count summary, and nearly restaurant recommendations, among other things. Unlike other smartphone companions like Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa, Sense Companion does not yet support the use of voice commands.  Since the file size for the update is so large, U Ultra owners should use a Wi-Fi connection to download it.

If you are one of the early adopters for the HTCU Ultra, do you like it that the company is already pushing out an update a few weeks after launch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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