The Droid DNA Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 update is reportedly in testing, something that should not be surprising given that the HTC Butterfly Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update rolled out in early July.
On July 9th, the HTC Butterfly Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update began hitting users of HTC’s 5-inch 1080p smartphone bringing not only the features of Android 4.2 but also of the new Sense 5 which arrived back with the HTC One in April.
The update has yet to hit the HTC Butterfly in the United States, a device called the Droid DNA for Verizon, which is set to be replaced by the HTC One in just a few weeks. However, it does appear that Verizon is hard at work on the update, preparing it for arrival at some point down the road.
@LLabTooFeR, a notorious HTC leakster, claims that the Verizon Droid DNA Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update is currently in testing. What that means for a release date is unclear but thanks to Verizon’s rigorous testing process, it still could be some time before we see the update emerge for carrier’s aging former HTC flagship.
@mmangus58 Sorry I don’t. Only thing I can say update under tests now…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) August 2, 2013
He has claimed that the Droid DNA could see the update roll out in a few weeks time though he also claims not to have exact details in regards to timing. Still, any news is good news for Droid DNA owners who have been on Sense 4+ and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean since November of last year.
The Droid DNA Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update is just one of several rumored updates for HTC’s older devices as the HTC One X, HTC One XL, HTC One X+ and others are rumored to be getting Sense 5 and Android 4.2 at some point down the road. Thus far, HTC has yet to confirm Android 4.2 for any other devices but it’s clear that the software will be heading to more devices than the Butterfly and the HTC One.
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