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HTC One Android 4.3 update rolling out, brings better low-light photos and home key mapping

HTC One Android 4.3 update rolling out, brings better low-light photos and home key mapping
The latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was about to hit the HTC One developer edition this week, and indeed the update is rolling out today, but it seems to be on a global scale for the unlocked versions out there.

Owners are reporting that the update has hit HTC's home turf of Taiwan a few days ago, and now it's arriving on more phones, including the US ones. The update in this reincarnation is reported to be a 564.04 MB package so there is a bunch of new stuff wrapped up, it seems, and the low-light camera algorithms improvement sounds mighty promising. The changelog observations include:

- Android 4.3 update
- Battery charging percentage indicator
- Improved Gallery
- Low-light performance noticeably improved
- Added few more Video highlights options
- Ability to add soundtracks to your Highlights
- Overall System got stable and more

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posted on 27 Sep 2013, 02:28 7

1. amats69 (Posts: 1084; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Im patiently waiting for my 4.3 update! So excited.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:10 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


How can you patiently wait if you are so excited? :) BTW all the best for your 4.3 update.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 10:34

19. amats69 (Posts: 1084; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Opps my bad...im just so happy reading this news...

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 09:48

18. Castro90 (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Well that's an oxymoron, if i ever heard one.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 02:29 8

2. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


3 most needed updates! :)
1.battery percentage indicator.
2.low light performance
3.and gallery

and stability is always a bonus :)

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 02:59

3. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I wish gs4 will update soon having a touchless control for s voice ;)

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 03:32 2

4. chocolaking (Posts: 453; Member since: 22 May 2012)


This is effing sweet!!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 04:16 19

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is probably the first phone to be updated to 4.3 aside from Nexus/Google Play devices. Only 2 months after they announced it, good job HTC, keep it up. If they can get a 4.4 update out by January, that would be fantastic.

4 months for a 4.2 update, 2 months for a 4.3 update. HTC is pumping out these updates quick and plentifully this time around.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:39 1

14. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 847; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


O think they should do this to all of their devices including high-mid-low end devices..

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:53

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yes, ideally they *should*, but that doesn't mean they *can*. Optimizing software for the current 12 (soon to be 13) devices they have released in 2013 would be too time consuming and cost too much to pay the developers for a company like HTC that's close to bankruptcy. But then you could put up an argument saying that they should decrease the number of devices they make per year to lower costs for developers and lower overall spending on making devices, in which you would be right and I would agree with you, but I guess HTC thinks otherwise, which is a problem.

Even if they did have enough money to pay the developers to make updates for all of their devices, that doesn't mean all the devices they make are capable of running the update. Low end devices with single core processors and 512 MB of RAM aren't going to run Android 4.3 smoothly at all, much less 4.3 with Sense 5 on top. That might change with 4.4, but that has yet to be seen.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 04:30 1

6. Shadow7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


How about the updates for HTC One S? Is there a plan that HTC will still push through it?

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 04:52 1

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


HTC will push out a 4.2.2 and Sense 5 update for the One S units with the Snapdragon S4 (not the S3 like in some countries), but I'm not sure if they've announced any plans for 4.3 for the 2012 line-up yet.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:16

9. Shadow7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


Okay. Thanks for that. So when they will roll-out the Android 4.2.2 update? I'm not sure if my phone has Snapdragon S4 but when I used the quick info app to check the megahertz it is 1.7K plus? Not sure if I will be getting 4.2.2 when released. How do I check if HTC One is running Snapdragon S4?

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:25 1

10. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


If you have the one clocked to 1.7 you have the One C2 model. It will not be updated because Qualcomm stopped supporting the SoC. The official reply from HTC follows:

We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed the HTC One S to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences.

Well it indeed is very optimised. I havent had a single crash yet. It works fast and looks good.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:31 1

12. Shadow7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


How sad. No more update.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:29 2

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The S3 version was released in several Asian countries (maybe others, I'm not sure). If it shows the CPU running at 1.7 GHz (1,700 MHz) then it's probably the S3 version, considering the S4 version only ran at 1.5 GHz, which means you probably won't get the 4.2 update because Qualcomm dropped support for the Snapdragon S3 processor, making it pretty much impossible for HTC to develop an update for it.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:34

13. Shadow7 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


Yes, it is running at 1,700 MHz. Oh I see. Btw, thanks for that.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 06:41

16. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Let's hope HTC One owners don't suffer from that Skype/Kernel bug that all devices with 4.3 and 2 Gb of RAM have! Or if they do, then maybe Google will move their behinds and finally fix that!

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 07:20 2

17. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Gotta love the new HTC

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 14:15

20. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Can't wait for this on the G2, I don't want to buy any device without 4.3 announced/released because I want that TRIM support!

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 18:44

21. JadeMoon (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


I really dont care until it comes to the carrier branded phones. I love how HTC likes to be prejudice against different customers and carriers.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 02:08

22. steodoreben (Posts: 102; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


I love HTC One. But, what bothers me is their ICONS. I prefer ICONS in TouchWiz & iOS 6.

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