The T-Mobile HTC One is now receiving the long awaited for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update; several users have reported that the OTA update has prompted on their HTC One handsets.
Following a short delay the Android 4.3 software version 3.24.531.3 is rolling out on the HTC One as promised by HTC president Jason Mackenzie; users had long been waiting for Android 4.3 to hit U.S. carrier models, which has recently rolled out on networks including Sprint and AT&T. The Verizon HTC One is still waiting its Android 4.3 update, which is expected by month’s end.
Users should keep in mind that the T-Mobile HTC One update requires a Wi-Fi connection to update to Android 4.3. The update also requires an un-rooted device and at least 50 percent battery life. The HTC One handset should be running software version 1.27.531.11, 1.27.531.8, or 1.27.531.7 and have 560.18MB storage available prior to update.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean brings to the T-Mobile HTC such improvements as updates to the notification bar and quick settings, better battery life, AE/AF lock for the camera app, and introduces Instagram to the HTC BlinkFeed navigation. In addition, Android 4.3 includes such features as Bluetooth 4.0/LE, OpenGL 3.0, and new Android Daydream functionality. Users can also now add widgets to the HTC One’s lock screen and can access Google Now by long pressing the HTC One home key.
T-Mobile users can head over to the network’s support page for more information. Accessing settings > About > Software updates on your HTC One handset should also prompt the update.
As the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One continues to rollout, handsets overseas are now also expected to receive the update. HTC announced via Twitter that the U.K. HTC One will update to Android 4.3 within three to five weeks, in respond to a patrons query. The U.K. HTC One notably updated to Android 4.2.2 in July, while U.S. HTC One models skipped the minor update in favor for Android 4.3. It appears the U.K. HTC One model will not only receive Android 4.3, but also the HTC Sense 5.5 UI recently introduced on the HTC One Max.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.