I've seen a number of posts that indicate "I srsly doubt Sense 5 will see life on the DNA".
Posters range from highly credentialed developer types to usernames I don't recognize.
Are these baseless guesses or educated and informed opinions? Because I would be a little cheezed off if a phone that was basically brand new (the DNA) and was considered HTCs tentpole device on a major carrier wasn't being considered for their latest firmware. Yes, I know VZW is a stakeholder in this too, and they don't exactly have a sterling record when it comes to prompt releases of an OEMs latest and greatest anything.
I'm more interested in the reiteration of "Sense 5 probably isn't coming". Is this the XDA echo chamber at work, or does someone know something/has something from HTC to go on?
its based on track record, and just guesswork.....honestly? even if htc made an accouncement that "the dna will receive sense5" thats not a guarantee
htc officially announced last spring that incredible 2 would have ics "by the end of august 2012"....its february 2013 and theyre preparing another gingerbread ota
some will probably love sense5, other not so much....frankly i think given the rather large changes in sense5, htc and carriers are asking for a support headache if they ota an update with it to the dna/x+ gen of phones...with people being confused by blinkfeed, and *missing* features like the removed htc lockscreens (weather included) and no longer having htc skins
now htc could always add things like that back in for certain phones, but who knows
the only definitive answer will ever get on the dna getting sense5 is if an ota for it happens
Seeing as how it only has two hardware buttons and the home button doubles as Google Now and recent apps, is the software menu button present at the bottom of certain apps (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)? I'm not sure if they had any apps on the testing phones to check this, but I figured I'd ask.
If this is still present, I'm thinking someone at HTC is on crack.