We are now in the last days of September and HTC fans are eagerly anticipating the promised Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One.
News directly from HTC president Jason Mackenzie indicates that the HTC One will skip the Android 4.2.2 update in favor for Android 4.3, and was recently reiterated with Mackenzie saying news about the Android 4.3 update would be coming this week. Despite being early in the week, we have heard no news from HTC about the update.
@_paullegrand thanks Paul. I will send a detailed update beginning of next week for all the skus.
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 18, 2013
Currently, tech informant @LlabTooFeR says that if the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for U.S. handsets does not roll out by the end of September, it will reach the smartphones by early October.
@singh9_s End of September -beginning of October
â€” LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 23, 2013
With little more left to do other than wait, many note that various issues often arise that delay software updates beyond their expected timeline.
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are expected to receive the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and Verizon may possibly see the update as well, as Mackenzie noted that all U.S. SKUs (carriers) will update to Android 4.3. The Verizon HTC One, which released in August with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board, is currently the only standard U.S. model to receive an updated Android version.
The HTC One Google Play Edition notably released with the stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has since updated to Android 4.3
Do you expect HTC to reveal news about its Android 4.3 update for the HTC One this week? Let us know in the comments below.
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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.