Aug 18 AT 1:17 PM Nick Gray 28 Comments

HTC One Developer Edition skipping the Android 4.2 update ‘because 4.3 is so close’


If you’re the proud owner of the HTC One Developer Edition, we have a bit of bad news coated in an amazingly sweet layer of great news. First the bad: the HTC One Developer Edition will not be updated to Android 4.2. Now the good: HTC has decided that the HTC One Developer Edition will be skipping Android 4.2 and jump to the Android 4.3 update. This bit of news comes directly from Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales. Apparently the decision was made because the Android 4.2 update “offered limited customer benefit” and “because 4.3 is so close.”

Unfortunately, Mackenzie did not elaborate on how close the “so close” Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Developer Edition actually is. We’re hoping it’ll be here before the end of August since versions of the HTC One in Europe and Asia were updated to Android 4.2 about a month and a half a go. While the Verizon HTC One will be running on Android 4.2 when it hits store shelves later this week, there’s still no indication as to when the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile branded HTC Ones will receive the update. HTC could skip the update altogether and jump directly to 4.3, but we’re sure that would take quite a bit longer since service provider software testing would push the update time back by another 2-3 months.

Would you rather wait a few more months get Android 4.3 on your US carrier branded HTC One or get Android 4.2 now and wait until the end of the year for the 4.3 update?

Source: Android Central

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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