HTC One Android 4.2 Update Slated for Mid-June
The HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which was previously rumored for early June, may roll out in mid-June, this according to the head of HTC Russia, Andrey Kormiltsev.
Previously, rumors had indicated that the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update could be out in the early part of June. Until today, this seemed likely given the close proximity of the HTC One Nexus launch on June 26th and the fact that the Verizon HTC One is now slated for arrival, possibly in the latter half of June. The Verizon HTC One is heavily rumored to have Android 4.2 on board.
Given those two launches, an HTC One Android 4.2 roll out in June is likely though it now appears that owners will have to wait until mid-June, this according to the head of HTC Russia, Andrey Kormiltsev who claims that the software will arrive through a Firmware Over the Air update. Though he claims that it will roll out in the middle of the month, he gives no indication of a date, leaving that up in the air.
While this seems like a confirmation given who the news is coming from, we have seen regional arms of mobile companies, Sony’s regional offices in particular, issue bad information in regards to software updates. So while this is the first we’ve heard from an HTC executive, it doesn’t exactly seal mid-June in stone, for better or worse. @LlabTooFeR, a noted HTC insider, claims that Kormilstev’s announcement is accurate so owners will have to wait and see.
Still, a roll out sometime in June is extremely likely and when the roll out does occur, the HTC One will be taken from Android 4.1 to the most current version of Android, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
HTC One обновление до 4.2.2 запланировано на середину июня. По FOTA.
— Kormiltsev Andrey (@Kormiltsev) June 3, 2013
The improvements and additions should be big upgrades from the previous version of Android and it will give HTC a chance to tackle any bugs that might have hopped on board.
We have also already heard that the HTC One will be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at some point in the future but as of yet, a date regarding the unannounced software remains out of reach.