The popular HTC One smartphone is busy getting updated to the latest version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean across the US, but those in other regions may not be so lucky. After the international version received the update first, followed by an array of US carriers over the past two weeks, it appears HTC issued a delay in the UK.
In a recent set of posts on Twitter HTC UK confirmed the update has been pushed back or delayed, and now we’re looking at roughly another 3-5 weeks before it starts rolling out. At that point all major US carriers will have the latest, and the UK will be the only one waiting for Android 4.3 and the newly improved Sense UI experience.
The news of this delay was posted by the official HTC UK Twitter account, in reply to HTC US President Jason Mackenzie, and at this point that’s the only details available. For some unknown reason the update has been pushed back anywhere from 3-5 weeks, but a specific date wasn’t released or confirmed.
This news comes just hours after HTC started pushing the same update to T-Mobile here in the US, leaving only those on Verizon Wireless and in the UK without the latest OS version and software overlay. HTC previously reported that all US carriers would be updated by the end of the month, so Verizon is getting close to the deadline, and then of course the UK obviously won’t be seeing the update until mid November, or later.
Most of the new features and Sense UI changes in Android 4.3 have already been seen on the Verizon model in the US, not to mention all US carriers that have received the update, but rumor has it the UK HTC One will get the new Sense UI 5.5 with this update. Which is scheduled to also arrive with the new HTC One Max.
Sadly, by the time Android 4.3 Jelly Bean arrives for the HTC One in the UK, Google will have already announced and released the new 4.4 KitKat. Which we’ll all start awaiting the arrival of. We’ll update once HTC announces more details or a release date for the UK software update.