HTC One fans are as anxious as ever to see an Android 4.2.2 update for the 2013 flagship smartphone, especially since the recently announced HTC One "Google Edition" will run Android 4.2.2. And a recent leak of new features expected to come with Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One assures us the update is on its way.
Tech blog Android Revolution has shared screen captures of the new features that will reportedly come with the HTC One Android 4.2.2 update, which include a percentage battery icon, a more customizable app drawer and dock, pressing the home button for menu access, extended quick settings and Android Daydream.
There is no word on when the HTC One will begin receiving updates; it is likely that the stock Android HTC One will be the first version of the device to sport Android 4.2.2 when it is released on June 26. Unlike the Google Edition, the system update for the already released HTC One won't be a stock version of Android and will include the HTC Sense 5 interface on top.
As rumors continue to circulate, some suggest that HTC One will launch on the Verizon network at some point and will run Android 4.2.2 natively. HTC leakster and developer @LLabTooFeR has been heavily discussing the prospect of a Verizon HTC One release running Android 4.2.2 on Twitter and said on May 17 that the device will be available within two to three weeks.
While other carriers have remained silent about Android 4.2.2 updates for the HTC One, and HTC remains largely silent about system update, clues appear to favor the update coming soon. Prior to the announcement of the HTC One Google Edition, HTC officials insisted that no such device was in the works.
Only time will tell what HTC has planned for the One, but now that the Google Edition is set for release, enthusiasts see no reason why the original One shouldn't receive an Android 4.2.2 update.