It appears HTC has pulled a bit of a bait-and-switch on its fans who have been eagerly anticipating an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One.
As promised, HTC has now revealed more information about its rollout plans for the HTC One Android 4.3 update; however, the details were not what many were expecting.
HTC president Jason Mackenzie took to Twitter on Monday and announced that the HTC One Developer’s Edition will receive Android 4.3 this week while Canadian powered HTC One handsets will receive the update by the end of the month.
Leaving more questions than answers about the fate of standard carrier branded models of the HTC One, Mackenzie continued on a Tweet, explaining that U.S. carriers still require certification before proceeding with the update.
The HTC One update is expected to roll out on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and possibly also Verizon, which has a model currently running Android 4.2.2. HTC has long confirmed that other models of the HTC One currently running Android 4.1 will skip the Android 4.2.2 update in favor of Android 4.3.
Tech informant @LlabTooFeR has also predicted that the rollout schedule of the Android 4.3 update on U.S. models of the HTC One will stretch into October, which could indicate that some carriers may see the update within the last days of September and others will get it later.
There is no word from most U.S. carriers about the HTC One update on support forums; however, as of Sunday, T-Mobile says it has not heard any information on the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One.
If HTC plans on being true to its word, HTC One owners may have to simply keep checking for the Android 4.3 update in the coming days.
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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.