The HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which began rolling out to HTC One owners in China and Taiwan just a few days ago, has started to roll out to owners in other regions of the world including the United Kingdom where HTC UK has confirmed the roll out.
Just a few short days ago, after a bit of a wait, HTC began to roll out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One owners in Taiwan and owners of the HTC One dual-sim variant in China. The update took the device from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2, putting it on par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which arrived with Android 4.2 out of the box.
However, as is the case with most major Android updates, the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is rolling out in phases. What this means is that it will be hitting select regions and carriers over the course of several weeks, possibly even months. And just a short time ago, the United Kingdom became one of the latest regions to see the software.
The 4.2.2. update for the #HTCOne started rolling out in the UK from today. Download it now: Settings > About > Software Updates > Check now
— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) July 15, 2013
HTC UK confirmed today that the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is indeed rolling out and users, both on unbranded and on carrier-branded devices, should check their device to see if the update is available.
The update should be preceded by a smaller update that prepares the HTC One for the larger update, which is, of course, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The HTC One Android 4.2 update comes with a host of improvements including the features found on Android 4.2 like lock screen widgets and quick settings within the Notification Bar, but it also comes with improvements to HTC Zoe and HTC BlinkFeed, both of which are integral features to the HTC One.
The arrival of this massive roll out should mean that the United States will get its update in the near future. After all, the Verizon HTC One is said to be arriving with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board and it has been pegged for the beginning of August. Whether AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are able to get it out within the confines of July remains to be seen but the fact that it has hit the United Kingdom is a sign that something may be close.