HTC One Android 4.2 Update Release Said to Be Close Adam Mills06/27/2013 The HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update release date remains a mystery, however it appears that HTC is nearing the end and thus a roll out, if one known HTC leakster is to be believed. Since its release in April, the HTC One has been running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an operating system that was released back in July of last year and has since been replaced by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and its features. HTC’s rival, Samsung, managed to put Android 4.2 on its flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4, which also was released in April, putting pressure on the company to deliver the latest software update to its users.Advertisement Read: HTC One & HTC One X Android 4.2 Updates Expected in July. The HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean roll out could be close. Rumors have been flying around in regards to the missing HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. Several times, the update has been rumored to be close, only to fail to emerge from the shadows. We’ve also seen two carriers, one in France and one in Australia, claim that the software will be rolling out sometime during the month of July. We also saw HTC quell the fears of HTC One owners and confirm the update, saying that it may take a little longer than initially expected.Advertisement Now, a noted HTC leakster and ROM developer, @LLabTooFeR has chimed in, saying that the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is “somewhere on the way to the end” which likely means that HTC is somewhere close to being done with the update. He has proven accurate with information in the past and is well-connected when it comes to HTC software updates so this should be taken with more than just a grain of salt.Advertisement Of course, nothing is for certain until HTC decides to announce or roll the software out so at this point, the software is still a phantom. However, given the timing of the carriers, the fact that the HTC One Nexus just arrived with Android 4.2 on board, and the fact that insiders are claiming that it’s close, we should see something emerge in the very near future. Just when that might be is still unclear though HTC One owners should definitely be on the look out for developments in the next week or so.