The highly anticipated HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has started to roll out to owners of both the dual-SIM model and the international model bring a number of new features to owners of HTC’s 2013 flagship smartphone.
For weeks now, rumors have raged on about the HTC One and its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update. Rumors insisted that an update was close and carriers even chimed in saying that the software would be rolling out sometime during the month of July, meaning, an update was likely on the horizon. Just a few days ago, we reported that the dual-SIM HTC One model was receiving the update in China and now, there is word that the update has touched down for owners of the international version in Taiwan.
What we’re hearing is that the HTC One update in Taiwan is much larger than the version that is hitting dual-SIM variants in China, with the international HTC One update checking in at well over 400MB and the dual-SIM model possessing one that is under 200MB in size. It’s unclear to us what the differences might be though we should see some light shed in the near future once the roll outs start hitting the masses.
We’ve already shared the change log of the update but to recap, owners should expect new features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean including the new Quick Settings in the Notification Bar and a number of enhancements to HTC Sense 5, the software that HTC has put over Android. Included are some improvements to the core features of Sense 5 including Zoe and BlinkFeed which should go over well with HTC One owners.
It’s unclear when the update will hit other regions outside of Taiwan and China though we suspect that owners of unlocked HTC One models in other parts of the world should be close to receiving their update.
Unfortunately for those in the United States, it could be a little bit of a wait as American carriers are typically behind the curve when it comes to releasing new software. Of course, now that the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is out, it may not be long before the Verizon HTC One release emerges from the shadows.
The Verizon HTC One is expected to have Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board rather than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the operating system found on the other variants of the HTC One in the U.S.