Screenshots and videos of HTC One (M8) running Android 5.0.1 with Sense 6.0 were leaked online.Screenshots taken from the handset running Android 5.0.1 (behind Sense 6.0) were published online by developer LlabTooFeR.
While HTC’s Sense 6.0 software overlay is front and center, Lollipop is still noticeable. The home screen, widgets, and BlinkFeed remain untouched. The notification shade, though, is all about Material Design. Individual notifications are separated into their card-like sections. The Quick Settings panel is flat with icons laying on top of it.
Above is what the multitasking experience will be like once the One (M8) gets Lollipop. It mirrors the way Google intends multitasking to be on Android. Apps get their unique tabs just like a web browser. While sliding between cards, the Google Search field appears at the top with an option for voice commands.
There’s a new “easy mode” to simplify things for less experienced users, similar to what we’ve seen in Samsung phones over the past couple of years. Easy mode appears to make it easier to access the basic features on your device, such as contacts, your internet browser and calculator, showing these through large, colorful tiles.
HTC is including is a search bar that can return results for anything on the handset. This includes directions for using certain features or labeled photos lost in the mix.The new OS version is expected to arrive on the Taiwanese company’s flagship smartphone in the near future. HTC imposed a 90-day guarantee for Lollipop on the One (M8) .