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HTC One will skip 4.2.2 and go straight to 4.3 says president

0. phoneArena 18 Aug 2013, 10:56 posted on

The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update was pushed out to the international versions of the HTC One over one month ago; and, of course the HTC One Google Edition has already been updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But, the U.S. carrier versions of the HTC One are still running Android 4.1, and it has been a while since we've heard anything about when users should expect the update...

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posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:00 9

1. Birds (Posts: 1164; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Alright HTC, I like your game.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 13:12 1

58. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Alright HTC I need update really fast. My HTC one is waiting for 4.3

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:02 11

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Wait so the HTC One is still on 4.1? Ouch.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:14 2

3. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


On US Carriers, yes, but they are in minority.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:36 6

5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


From all their past phones it should of been expected to get slow updates.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 14:30 3

25. fragje (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


My European HTC ONE runs 4.2.2 stock. dunno what they're talking about.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 15:33

28. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Unless you have the Google Edition, all HTC One's run Sense UI out of the box.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 19:25

49. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


He is saying that he has 4.2.2 on his phone since he bought it not that it is running stock android. ;)

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 17:52 2

44. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


The article says 4.2.2 has rolled out to the international version

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:20 2

4. yoavst (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)


it 4.2, not 2.2

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:57 5

7. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


4.2.2., actually. Dropping the 4 is assuming the the reader, having read the article and not skimmed it (also assuming) would understand that it should not be necessary to continually type out the whole thing. This is akin to referring to Barack Obama simply as Obama.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 11:53 5

6. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


One of the MANY reasons HTC is doing so s**t to a point they are going like Blackberry in a year or so..(sell or bankruptcy)

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:05 1

8. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I agree, if they want to survive, they need to stay on top of upgrading their phone, this should be their top priority!.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 16:01 1

32. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Do you know how updates work for phones on contract? The first sentence in this very article says that the International HTC One has this update. HTC is on top of everything.

Updates for Phones on contact go like this:

OS (Google) > Manufactures (HTC) > Carriers (ex. AT&T) > You

No matter how fast HTC is done with the update it's the carries that touch it last and send it out to you; usually taking a while to do it.

What this article is saying is that HTC is not even going to bother making customers wait for 4.2.2 to be sent through the carriers and are going straight to 4.3 which is something they don't have to do at all.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 00:44

51. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Correction:-

Google > SoC Vendors > OEM >Carriers > Consumers

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 06:32

56. izim1 (Posts: 711; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


my dev edition isn't anymore on contract than the international edition.... Couldve at least posted an RUU on their website or something if they were too lazy/broke to push 4.2.2 out

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 15:39

29. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Okay. Support that argument. What are all the thing HTC is doing SO wrong?

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 08:15

57. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


1. Slow updates. Galaxy S3 is getting 4.3 very soon, HTC ONE X is getting 4.2
2. Names. Confusing names that a non geek, non tech person cant understand. HTX ONE X is 2012 phone, they release HTX ONE a 2013 phone.
3. They used to release tons of phones instead of focusing on few. They stopped that slowly last year. Its too late though.
3. Availability. Until recently HTC phones werent available to all carriers in USA.
4. Names. Again. They release weird flagships like butterfly S while Samsung uses the same name for galaxy S4, and just adds something at the end. S4 active, S4 mini. So you are never confused.
5. Marketing. Not enough and not good as Samsung. Samsung made ads that everyone was commenting on even if it was negative press it was still working. HTC havent done 1 ad recently that was amazing or at least that mad ean impact.
6. I really dont care for SD slot and removable battery,. But damn many android users do care. And all this years HTC keeps pushing flagships in USA and Europe without SD slot at least when they see people crying over it. How hard was it to make HTC ONE X, or HTX ONE witha SD slot? So yeah.
And many more little details..

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:13 7

9. promise7 (Posts: 882; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


This is primarily one of the reasons why HTC is struggling, slow updates... You can design the most beautiful phones all you want, but if you continue to roll out slow updates, not even Tony Stark can save your company.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:26 3

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...but if you continue to roll out slow updates, not even Tony Stark can save your company."

I'm pretty sure that updates are mostly important for geeks and tech entuziast (minority), other users (majority) are not so obsessed about the fast updates. So in my opinion say that company's existence depends on how fast are updates is just plain silly.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:30 3

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is only partially true, the majority of people don't really care or know what version of software they're running. But, when a person sees someone running a newer version and sees the features of it, they'll start to realize how behind they are in software.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:42 1

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


This is only partially true. As you say, if person doesn't really care or know what version of software he or she is running, then I'm pretty sure that such person even won't pay attention to the other peoples smartphones. And even if such person will pay attention to the other persons smartphone, difference between features should be very obvious, in other way person who is not into tech won't even notice these differences.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:47 2

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


As an example iPhone users just don't care or some just pretend that they don't see that Android based devices is way more advanced. :)

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 12:54 3

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Just because most people are oblivious to their software version doesn't mean they're oblivious to the phones of others. If two people who are friends have Android devices, one on ICS, the other on 4.2 Jelly Bean, they're going to notice some differences when the person with the newer software uses their phone. What if the person on 4.2 uses Google Now, quick toggles, or photosphere? The other person might see and wonder why they can't do those things on their phone.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 13:07

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


My comment #16:

"...difference between features should be very obvious, in other way person who is not into tech won't even notice these differences."

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 13:15 1

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The differences are obvious, regardless of whether the people are into tech or not. If you're friend on 4.2 shows you a photosphere, if you're on 4.0 or 4.1 you're going to look for that feature (theoretically speaking as if you weren't into tech and didn't know the difference between 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2), and when you can't find it you're going to wonder why.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 13:35

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't understand with what exactly you don't agree with me, or just want to argue?

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 14:31

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't agree with you. People, regardless of how tech savvy they are, can be aware of how behind they are in terms of updates, and miss the features of newer software. Manufacturers aren't entirely dependent on updates for success like promise7 said, but it's not just the geeks and tech enthusiasts who mostly care about updates like you said.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 16:11

34. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Agree with you, I don't know why majority of us "techies" think that the "average" Joe's are sometime to dumb to use certain os's (the amount of time I have read that android is too complicated for "normal"people is becoming a joke.) Or they just don't care about updates or don't know about updates as if they are totally oblivious..you don't need to be tech nerd to know if you are behind etc ..I personally believe even non techies are getting more into tech than we realise.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 17:47

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I never have aid that average user is dumb, I just say that average user is not obsessed about the fast updates.

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