While 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.[Twitter: 1, 2]