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HTC reveals HTC One update plans for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon

htc-logo-smallWhile the Sprint version of the HTC One was the first carrier-branded HTC One to receive the much-anticipated Android 4.3 update, many customers of other carriers were left wondering when the update would reach their devices. Luckily, in the spirit of openness and transparency, HTC has posted a semi-official announcement on its Twitter page, detailing when to expect the update on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

According to HTC, GSM customers on AT&T and T-Mobile should expect the update within the next two weeks or so, by mid-October. CDMA Verizon customers have a bit longer to wait, as HTC anticipates this update to roll out by month’s end.

UK customers aren’t quite so lucky, as HTC simply said that it is working with its partners, although there were no specific time frames announced.

While it’s great to see HTC working more closely with its carrier partners in order to let customers know when they can expect the update on their devices, this still illustrates one of the biggest pain points of most cell phone consumers: not only do Android updates have to go through all the manufacturer modifications, but they must also go through a rigorous carrier testing phase, which doesn’t really do much other than delay the update even more for consumers. Hopefully these processes will become more streamlined soon.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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8 thoughts on “HTC reveals HTC One update plans for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon

  • Avatar of ahhsh1t

    Guys, trust me. You’re not missing anything by not having 4.3. HTC broke more than they fixed, including a status bar animation glitch that’s an absolute deal breaker. I flashed a 4.3 ROM and went back to 4.1 almost instantly.

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    • Avatar of Simon Belmont

      What’s the status bar glitch do? I’m interested.

      My wife loves her HTC One on Android 4.1.2. I’ve told her that it’s receiving a big update soon, so she’s pretty excited about the quick settings and performance improvements.

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      • Avatar of spencer

        4.3 runs flawlessly for me. I love it. Battery life improved and it runs a lot smoother.

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      • Avatar of ahhsh1t

        If you have more than one notification and you swipe away the top one, the rest “teleport” to the top of the drawer instead of doing the float animation. It’s a minor thing, but it’s so jarring and strange that it bugs the crap out of me. I remember it on the Sprint 4.2.2 port, but I thought it was just a bug on that ROM. Now it’s confirmed for being native.

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  • Avatar of MAX POWERS

    Is there a decent replacement for the MeanBean ROM?

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  • Avatar of Capt4chris

    Is this normally the order of carrier updates? we’re thinking of moving to AT&T and I heard GSM carriers are quick to update.

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    • Avatar of spencer

      i wanna say evo 4glte got jelly bean before the oneX and oneS also but im not sure about other brands of phones.

      Reply

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