Yesterday, the T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update received certification which means it’s now a step closer to rolling out to users. HTC’s Jason Mackenzie unfortunately did not issue a specific release date when confirming the news but he did say that the software should be released within the next few days, a sign that it’s coming soon.
Earlier this month, HTC promised to roll out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its users in the United States during the month of October. Thus far, HTC has stuck to its promises. Almost right away, the Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update rolled out. Next, it was the AT&T HTC One Android 4.3 update that was promised in mid-October. And now, HTC is moving to get the T-Mobile and Verizon updates out.
The T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.3 update in particular was pegged for an arrival by mid-October and it looks like HTC will release it in and around that time frame. HTC President Jason Mackenzie confirmed the company’s plans, saying that the update had passed certification and that it would be rolling out sometime within the next few days. We have yet to see an update roll out on the weekend so it’s possible that we could see it arrive before the end of the work week.
Tmo us htc one users. Good news. We received certification today on 4.3. You will find update on your phones within next few days.
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 16, 2013
When the update does arrive, it will likely arrive Over-the-Air and not only bring Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to HTC One owners on T-Mobile but bring Sense 5 enhancements as well. Both the AT&T and Sprint updates brought changes to HTC’s user interface and we imagine that the updates should be relatively the same across the board.
After the roll out takes place, the Verizon HTC One will be the last major HTC One without Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board. HTC has promised the update before the end of October and it will be interesting to see if the company can keep its promise given Verizon’s rigorous testing. Mackenzie has said that the software is on track so it could be that it rolls out sometime within the next two weeks.