HTC One Android 4.2.2 update live, US release imminent

 

By Posted 3 Jul 2013, 14:44

We have some promising news for HTC One owners in the US, as it looks like we could just be weeks away from an official software update to Android 4.2.2. The update is already rolling out in some countries in Asia, offering significant new functionality upon installation that should keep you busy until the next major version of Android arrives.

It’s no secret that HTC appears to have their most successful and popular smartphone ever on their hands with the HTC One. The device is amazing to hold in the hand thanks to its sleek design, while the hardware specs aren’t too bad either offering a blazing fast quad-core processor as well amongst other delights.

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The device may have shipped with Android 4.1.2 out of the box, but it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer are now pressing forward with their plans to offer steady updates to consumers. We are getting confirmation over in Taiwan that Android 4.2.2 is already available to download OTA, for both HTC One owners in Taiwan and in China as well.

Update size has confirmed to weigh in at a hefty 465MB, but that isn’t too surprising since Android 4.2.2 is thought to be coming with some notable changes. One of these we’re pleased to say is the long awaited introduction of lock-screen widgets, as well as the ability to show the battery life level in the status bar.

There will also be some slight tweaks to the home screen as well, allowing users to customize it to allow new features such as a long press to bring you straight to the menu. Considering that this update is now available over in Asia, it is only a matter of time before carriers get the go ahead to provide official OTA updates of their own throughout the US.

Hopefully we’re talking about a matter of days rather than weeks, but at least you should be happy in the fact that it is on the way soon. Are you a happy HTC One user at the moment? Let us know if you have already managed to install Android 4.2.2 on your device via other methods.

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  • Matthew Dupont

    I love my HTC One I just wish the update was here already. It frustrates me to hear everyone had it but u.s.