The HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been rumored for a late September, early October roll out, timing that falls in line with what HTC had planned for the HTC One in the United States.
Several weeks ago, HTC announced that it was planning to deliver the HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to users in the United States, meaning, it would be skipping the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update that has rolled out in other parts of the world. The company did not offer an exact date but it said that the software would be rolling out across SKUs, meaning carriers, by the end of the month.
Late last week, HTC President Jason Mackenzie announced that the HTC One Android 4.3 update would get some concrete details early this week, details that still haven’t been announced. From the looks of things though, a roll out could very well be close as a noted HTC leakster suggests that the software could roll out late this month or in early October.
LLabTooFer, who is well-known for his inside information about HTC updates, suggests that the HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will roll out sometime in the next few weeks. He doesn’t offer a specific date but given his track record, we have to believe that the HTC One Android 4.3 update is close for the U.S. and perhaps for other parts of the world as well.
@singh9_s End of September -beginning of October
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 23, 2013
HTC still hasn’t announced anything for other parts of the world but the company has been working diligently to get its devices updated to more current versions of Android so it’s possible that it could be moving swiftly to Android 4.3.
Keep in mind, this timing is subject to change as HTC works to get the software ready for a public release. Often times, snags will delay software roll outs beyond their rumored timeline. We expect HTC to announce something concrete for U.S. owners soon and from the looks of things, HTC One owners on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and quite possibly Verizon will have Android 4.3 in the near future.
The HTC One remains one of the top devices on the market competing with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5S.