HTC One Developer Edition will jump straight to Android 4.3 [Updated]
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:
@jmwein we definitely care and want you to have great experience. 2.2 is minor update so decided to go straight to 4.3.
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) August 17, 2013
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.