HTC One to get updated to Android 4.2.2. in a matter of weeks
notorious" in one published report, the HTC One's update to Android 4.2.2 will take place in just two to three weeks. Instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie following Android 4.2.2, the next build will be Android 4.3. Google has decided to honor the request of some manufacturers who have yet to update their models to more recent Android builds, and don't want their phones to be left too far behind the most up to date version of the OS. For example, there are many models that remain on Android 4.1 and if Android 5.0 is released, those phones would be two updates behind.
Taiwan based HTC is trying to reverse its fortunes with the sleek and sexy design of the HTC One, which includes an aluminum unibody casing, and front facing stereo speakers. The manufacturer's BlinkFeed allows content from the user's social networks to be streamed to a home page. Reports say that the HTC One is selling well, but not quite up to the brisk sales pace of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is Samsung's fastest selling phone and could reach the 10 million sales mark by this coming week, less than one month after its launch.
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1. mydi.maus (unregistered)
htc slow on update great phone,galaxy s4 sells fast on plastic..
47. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
the update is just 52 weeks away...u can call it a year if u want..
74. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Lenovo K900 power of S4 with better build quality than the HTC One. Also a 5.5" 1080p screen, better lowlight camera than htc one and a 2ghz intel atom with the same GPU used in the S4.
90. Rager722 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
It has been tested the HTC ONE low light camera is way! better than the S4 because of ultra pixel, and also we have higher resolution screen than the S4 so HTC ONE winner!
93. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Just because the HTC one has more ppi than GS4 doesn't mean its a better a screen. I saw the screen on the GS4 and I'm blown away on the Full HD Super AMOLED. I actually find it better than the HTC One.
Guess it boils down to if you like LCD or AMOLED.
81. jcarrigan (unregistered)
Im a fan of Samsung but the HTC One is one sexy phone :)
2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
HTC fails mostly on updates. Sips tea. Samsung and Apple are the most seasoned when it comes to updating their devices. Learn from them HTC. .[+]
11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Apple updates their devices even if that model was released years ago and samsung will not miss out giving an update even to their old mid range devices. I agree with you HTC and other manufacturers should learn from these two companies and not leave their old phone by not giving any more update
16. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
updates are about the quality, not the frequency. Look how apple screwed up the iphone3gs in terms of speed when ios6 came out..
23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
And the iPhone 4. It can barely open apps without lagging. If a phone isn't suited for the update, then it shouldn't be updated.
27. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I don't get it, do you guys make up these facts all by yourself? How about a Google search for iOS 6 on iPhone 3GS/4 review?
82. jcarrigan (unregistered)
i feel people should be given a choice "Hey you CAN update your phone to the lastest software but there is a possibility that phone will lag but it is your choice"
Now that would be awesome because I know many people, myself incdued who had motorola droid devcies and were left behind on the updates. I still have my DROID 3 but its on wifi now and it still has android 2.3. Now I would choose for it to have at least 4.0 and risk it lagging a bit :)
25. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Dude, that's a false information. iOS 6 didn't screw up, rather made the 3GS snappier.
28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My cousin has a 3GS and it's almost a brick. He's counting down the day of his next upgrade is how fed up he is with the lag.
Also, my step father has an iPhone 4 for AT&T. That phone lags a hell lot more than it did running iOS 5.
I don't "make up" these facts, I've witnessed them.
29. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Nope, that's not true. Every single review of iOS 6 running iPhone 3GS/4 states that it made the phone a lot smoother. iOS 5 made the 3GS lag.
C'mon smurf, you just hate apple so you're making up false stories!
30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
So you're going to tell me I'm wrong and biased because reviews on the internet claim to boost the performance of a phone when in real world situations it lags? Take a minute and evaluate what you said.
And yes, I do hate Apple for their business practices, but they do make great products.
36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
.... Having a conversation with you is pointless. You're mind is so set into believing reviews from tech sites but when it comes down to an actual owner experience and review, you disregard it and claim it's not true. Congratulations on living in denial.
Comment #33 supports my point so is he/she wrong as well?
38. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I don't know, maybe yes. No surprises, 'cause everyone knows that the readership of PA is full of Apple haters.
Just think of it: Apple's still selling millions of iPhone 4s running iOS 6. If it was laggy or buggy or whatever, then why would people buy it?
39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
1. Because that's what's popular?
2. Do you want me to take a picture of my step father's iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1? Because apparently I'm "lying."
42. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
NO. Let the kid win.
So xperiaDROID wins. :)
43. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Dude, you're awfully cheesy!
xperiaDROID loses. There, happy now? You and Papa need to stop arguing, and especially you quadrazeus, you're awfully cheesy!
45. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I made you win this contest and you call me cheesy.
33. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
My sister has an iphone 4 w/ ios6. Don't tell me its more fluid. Mate ios4 was more fluid than ios6. Its laggy, and buggy. Crashes more often than not either.
35. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Alright. So now everyone's got a family member with an iPhone 3GS/4 running iOS 6 who complaints about the slow performance, bugs, crashes, etc.
37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It really does considering iPhones are popular. Keep living in denial bud.
83. apathy88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Generally speaking when people bring in iPhone 3Gs's or 4's with iOS 6 to my store they are almost all laggy and almost every 3gs that I have seen with iOS 6 on it have been almost unusable. That said most people using 3Gs's have almost never updated their phones period.
78. baller23 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
I have personally used 3GS and 4 running ios 6 and i would say 3Gs lags like hell when scrolling and even typing. Iphone 4 is bearing but it lags too in many areas.
80. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I have an iPhone 4. It runs on ios 6. I don't have problems with lag. This is an actuall owners experience not a second hand account.
86. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Maybe you dont have too many apps installed. I used the iphone 4 for about a month on iso6, have to say one of the worst experiences I have had with ios.
96. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I have alot of apps the phone it is fine. Everyone in my immediate family has an iPhone 4 on ios 6 without problems also.
97. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
I have an iPhone 4. It doesn't lag cause its in the drawer.
LOL seriously I'm quite sure its not laggy with iOS 6. Though I'm not sure if it should be more fluid than it is cause its on iOS 6 already when I got it. And also just few apps installed.
68. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 777; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
They aren't that bad as you make them out to be, the Butterfly which is a 2012 phone already got a 4.2 leak with Sense 5, the One X is said to get the update very soon too.
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What?! The HTC One will get updated to Android 4.2?!
What about the Sony Xperia Z? Geez.......you're slow Sony! ;(
I wonder why these manufacturers are so slow to update their flagships to Android 4.2........
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Xperia Z is really irrelevant to HTC and this article.
6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That's why I added the last sentence,
"I wonder why these manufacturers are so slow to update their flagships to Android 4.2........"
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
OEM's aren't Samsung or Apple. Instead of updating their phones, they sit on the sidelines and lose market share each quarter.
This isn't an opinion btw, it's a fact.
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
.... Adding why Sony hasn't updated their Xperia Z is actually irrelevant. You got your point across with the next sentence. Hungry for green thumbs much?
21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I'm just being curious. I'm not hungry for green thumbs at all.
54. istitch (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
I dont think so, If there is a new flagship coming out, say the Xperia Togari, meanwhile the Galaxy Note lll is also on it's way, Does that mean I would be irrelevant when I mention Note lll in the Xperia Togari's Article?
Comparing is not irrelevant in any case, as long as there are at the same category, in this case, Jelly Bean 4.2.2, which will come to most of the flagship.
7. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
What is so good about 4.2? (Question in general)
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Just some special features like Photo Sphere and upgraded Google Now etc.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
4.2 widgets, Google Now, Photosphere, and Multi User on N7 and N10. :)
13. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Yeah, but widgets, photosphere, and multiuser (cant even be used on a phone) cant be a substantial update everyone is going crazy about...am I missing something?
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
4.2 is a minor update, like 6.1 was to iOS 6.:
34. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Exactly, so why is everyone complaining about no updates for 4.2...to me id rather have them prepare their anuses for 4.3
48. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
i want photosphere and of course multi-user, multi-user is such a useful feature on tablets.
More options to notifications
So yes, there are thousands of people like me.
58. kaira (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 May 2013)
No really a minor update, Papa Smurf! There are softwares that do not support 4.1.2 e.g DashClock...
15. MoshuXXL (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
The notifications improvement is very nice also in 4.2.2
18. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Why do you want 4.2? I don't think it has any new features. I think Sony will provide an update to 4.3 when it comes out.
49. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
do you even know how long it took for sony to update their xperia s to JB?
65. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)
Sony is waiting for xperia S/SL/acro update to roll out before rolling out xperia Z's
The update is already done last month. They dont want customers to feel unfair.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
HTC is shady. Does anyone remember them promising updates to the One X, S, and the older models but got delayed for months?
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5617; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
HTC had put most (if not all) of its resources into getting the One's software (aka Sense 5.0) ready for prime time (aka JB 4.1.2). One X, S, etc. are yesterday's news. When you are fighting for your survival, triage comes naturally.
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7745; Member since: 14 May 2012)
And then those locked into a contract with a One X, S, or an older model may not pick up another HTC phone due to the lack of support. Think from an average Joe's perspective.
53. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5617; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
When you are in survival mode, past customers don't count as much as immediate future customers. The past customers can be courted with an update or two once the crisis has passed.
When you have to decide between the future or the past, the immediate future gets the attention.