HTC One Android 4.3 Update Details Bring More Questions Than Answers

As promised, HTC President Jason Mackenzie delivered HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update details today. However, those details have unfortunately brought more questions than answers as the company failed to deliver any specific timing for the HTC One update on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Several weeks ago, Mackenzie took to Twitter to announce that the company would be delivering two updates to its users in the month of September. The first, the Droid DNA Android 4.3 and Sense 5 update. The second, the HTC One Android 4.3 update across all SKUs. Last week, we learned that the Droid DNA would likely be getting Android 4.2 and Sense 5 before it gets Android 4.3 and today, we finally have some details about the HTC One Android 4.3 update in the U.S., only, they bring more questions than answers.

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Late last week, Mackenzie said that he would release details early this week in regards to the HTC One Android 4.3 update in the U.S. Today, he did just that, announcing that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for owners of the HTC One Developers Edition in the U.S. would begin rolling out this week. Those in Canada will see the update by the end of the month.

As for that promise for an Android 4.3 update across SKUs, HTC failed to deliver. Instead, Mackenzie says that HTC is “still working hard & optimistic for U.S. carrier certification.” U.S. carriers need to approve updates before they are released, something that has given updates trouble in the past.


While Mackenzie is optimistic, September is running out, and given that he didn’t express any specific timing, it’s possible that the HTC One Android 4.3 update for carrier-branded devices will miss September.

It’s possible that we could see a carrier or two roll their updates out in September but at this point, the details have only added questions that need to be answered. And with many HTC One owners in the U.S. complaining about issues with the device’s camera, many are hoping that those questions are answered in the near future.


At the very least, those who snagged the developer edition should be on the look out for an update later on this week.