A noted HTC insider suggested today that the HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will roll out at some point in the “near future” though he did not elaborate on exactly when the company might roll out Google’s new software update.
Yesterday, Google announced its new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, an incremental update from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that introduces a handful of new features to Android users including Bluetooth Low Energy, restricted profiles for tablets like the Nexus 7, improved graphics support, dial pad auto complete and more. It’s a small update but one that Android owners should embrace.
While Google announced the Android 4.3 roll outs for devices like the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7, devices not called Nexus were left out in the cold. We saw companies like HTC and Samsung issue vague statements in regards to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean yesterday though they didn’t touch on specific devices or timing.
Today, noted HTC leakster and developer @LLabTooFeR claims that the HTC One, HTC’s current flagship, will be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in the “near future.” He doesn’t elaborate on timing of the update but he has been extremely credible in the past so it’s safe to think that HTC is at least working hard to get this update out sooner rather than later.
@sreemoytalukdar Yes it will get 4.3 in near future…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) July 25, 2013
HTC for its part has yet to confirm anything, instead saying that it’s evaluating Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, without offering any concrete details. In the past, the company has come under fire for promising updates and failing to roll them out so consumers should not expect the company to announce any firm details when it comes to Android 4.3 timing.
The company is still in the midst of rolling out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an update that emerged just a few short weeks ago, and an update that has yet to hit the HTC One in the U.S.
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have yet to roll out Android 4.2 to their HTC One variants and have yet to announce any sort of release timing. We’ve heard that HTC and its U.S. carriers won’t skip Android 4.2 for Android 4.3 so it could be awhile before Android 4.3 rolls out to the HTC One in the U.S.