While neither Google nor HTC have released or announced an Android 4.3 update, an insider has pegged the HTC One Android 4.3 update for arrival at some point in the future.
At Google I/O, Google failed deliver a new version of Android, instead opting to keep Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the most recent version of the software available to Android users. That of course doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t have a new version of the way though. In fact, Google is heavily rumored to be coming out with a new version of Jelly Bean dubbed Android 4.3, an update that is supposedly going to roll out sometime in the next few weeks, possibly in July.
Android 4.3 is still unofficial, but already we’re seeing pieces of information emerge. Last week, we heard that the HTC One Nexus would be getting Android 4.3 at some point, again possibly in July, and now, that same insider, @LLabTooFeR, is back with more information about another HTC device, the HTC One.
The HTC One Android 4.3 update will roll out at some point it seems though the noted HTC leakster and developer of the popular Maximus ROM is not sure as to when it will arrive. He does note the obvious though, that the HTC One Nexus, which will be arriving on June 26th with Android 4.2, will get the Android 4.3 update before the Sense model.
@nishwanth Sense based device will get 4.3 later and I can’t say how much time it will take.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) May 31, 2013
Nexus smartphones get their updates straight from Google while the regular HTC One will see its software pass, extensively, though the hands of HTC who will need to test the software with its Sense 5 user interface. The HTC One Nexus, or Google Edition, will not have Sense 5 on board when it arrives on the Google Play Store.
Currently, the HTC One sits on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an older version of Google’s software. However, it should get an update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean this month, though a specific release date is unknown.
HTC does not release detailed software roll out information ahead of time any more so we don’t expect to hear about the roll out until it begins.