HTC One Developer Edition will jump straight to Android 4.3 [Updated]

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If you’re one of the few who purchased the HTC One Developer Edition, you can stop waiting for the upcoming Android 4.2 update. That’s because HTC has decided to skip over it, right to Android 4.3! This is according to a tweet from HTC’s Global Sales President and Head of America, Jason Mackenzie:

To recap, the HTC One Developer Edition is not the Google Play Edition, which runs a mostly AOSP version of Android without HTC’s Sense overlay. The Developer Edition actually keeps Sense, but comes with an unlocked bootloader, in addition to being SIM-unlocked for use on any GSM carrier worldwide and on AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE networks in the US.

Interestingly, the Android 4.2.2 OTA update already started rolling out to international versions of the HTC One last month, and it’s unclear why the Developer Edition didn’t get this update at the same time. In any case, here’s to hoping that Android 4.3 hits all versions of the HTC One very, very soon – although there’s no timeline for this quite yet.

[Android Police]

Update: As pointed out in the comments, additional tweets from Jason Mackenzie indicate that all US versions of the HTC One might be updated before the end of September.

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6 thoughts on “HTC One Developer Edition will jump straight to Android 4.3 [Updated]

  • Avatar of Paul E King
    August 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    But… if you bought a developer edition chances are you bought it because you’re a developer… and as such probably know how to flash 4.3 already

  • Avatar of Simon Belmont
    August 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    It looks like they’re aiming for all of the US HTC One SKUs to get Android 4.3 and skip Android 4.2.2 as well. That would be really cool.

    It’d explain the delay in getting Android 4.2.2 as well, though it could just be slow carrier QA. I dunno, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my wife’s HTC One will see Android 4.3 soon.

  • Avatar of Dell
    August 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    That’s all fine for the Google edition one and I just heard the news about the DNA and the regular one but what about the you other phones that are less than 18 months old HTC? Dead in the water huh


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