Well, I’ll be… Back during the HTC’s official press announcement for their upcoming One line of handsets, they showed off their all new and improved Sense 4.0 (or Sense “lite,” as we like to call it). It was later learned that the lower-end HTC One V wouldn’t be given the same treatment as its higher-end One brethren instead, coming preloaded with the lower software version — Sense 3.6. This same version will be making its way to ICS updates on the Sensation and Evo 3D in the future.
While this didn’t cause much of an uproar with the press or even in Android circles, I, for one, was a little disappointed to see that the device with a single-core processor wouldn’t be receiving the less-bloaty version of Sense when it seemed like it could use it the most.
Fast forward to today where MobileSyrup got some hands on with an early prototype of the One V for Telus in Canada and to everyone’s surprise, this reincarnated HTC Legend was running the latest version of Sense 4.0 — not 3.6. OEM’s have been known for changing their minds on a whim and it looks like HTC may have done just that, upgrading the software on the HTC One V to match its siblings. Check it out in the video below.
We can’t be exactly sure if this will be the new software for One V’s in all regions and will have to wait for confirmation from HTC. For a company essentially going for a new start in 2012 it makes sense that they would be going for a more unified approach for their new line, launching them all with the same software regardless of whether it’s Sense or Android firmware. Kudos to HTC on this one.