It introduced Friend Stream and the Leap feature similar to mac OS's Mission Control. This version introduced HTC Watch, a movie streaming service, and updated the lockscreen with app shortcuts for easier access.
The new version was based upon Android 2.1 and featured interface features such as the Friend Stream widget, which aggregated Twitter, Facebook and Flickr information and Leap, which allows access to all home screens at once.When the HTC Sensation was released, it featured HTC Sense 3.0, which added interface elements, including an updated lock screen that allows applications to be pinned directly to it for easier access. Two versions of Sense were developed for Android 4.0.Sense 5.0 was not only going to be exclusive to the HTC One; on February 28, 2013, HTC announced that it would provide updates for the Butterfly, One S (later discontinued), and the One X/X to Sense 5.0 in the coming months.Announced in September 2013 for the HTC One Max; it adds RSS and Google support to Blink Feed, allows users to disable Blink Feed entirely, adds a tool for making animated GIFs, and additional Highlights themes.Sense 6.0, nicknamed "Sixth Sense", was announced alongside the 2014 HTC One (M8) on March 25, 2014.
Based on Android 4.4 "Kit Kat", it is similar to Sense 5, but offers new customization options (such as color themes and new font choices), increased use of transparency effects (particularly on the home screen, and on Sense 6.0 devices which use on-screen buttons), and updates to some of its included apps.
The HTC U12 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo with an overlay of HTC Sense UI 10.0.
It features Project Treble, which allows for faster updates after new versions of Android appear.
Announced in April 2013 for the 2013 HTC One; it features a more minimalistic design and a new scrolling news aggregator on the home screen known as "Blink Feed", which displays a scrolling grid of news headlines and social network content.
By default, Sense 5 uses three home screen pages: two with the traditional grid for apps and widgets (as with previous devices, but using a grid with fewer spaces for apps by default), and the default screen with a redesigned clock and Blink Feed, although more pages can still be added.
The only device of the original HTC One series not to receive this update was the HTC One V.