Nexus Edition of HTC One could see quick update to Android 4.3 in July
0. phoneArena 03 Jun 2013, 04:46 posted on
One of the reasons for picking up the Nexus Edition of the HTC One is to get updates sent out directly from Google; why does this matter? Consider that your average U.S. carrier tests an average OS update more times than an OCD patient flips the light switch on and off before leaving the house. Without that carrier testing, owners of the device will receive the latest Android update faster than if you owned the carrier branded model...
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1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
HTC's sense UI is so beautiful, so I don't understand who would like to get this......
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Those who like stock Android will get this......
16. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
I dunno, I like stock Android (And HTC Sense, to a degree... Not a fan of Blinkfeed), and I wouldn't get it solely for the fact that there will undoubtedly be stock ROMs out there because of the Google Edition, and I'm not certain about stable Sense ROMs being available, it's nice to have both options (and a subsidized price with an upgrade)
3. tech2 (Posts: 3390; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Its for people who don't wanna wait 6 months to get an update !
12. JunitoNH (Posts: 1663; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Six months? try a year or maybe never. Looking at you HTC.
4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
I'd also prefer sense over the stock one, but, to each its own i guess.
5. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
Sense is not an OS, its just a skin, what 4.2.2 does is basically under Sense. So when 4.3 comes out your left behind .... again. while we have been using 4.2.2 for a while now only recently did HTC release this update. i dont like being left behind... means im second best, if i bought an expensive phone i would demand the latest update.
6. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Left behind? I wouldn't say that 4.2.2. was such a drastic update that I would cause people to feel left behind. Beside, the S4 launched with it and the HTC One got it an month later. Preparing a phone for an update is a big job and HTC was able to pull it off within a very small amount of time yet your still complaining? Ridiculous.
7. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
HTC one and Sense 5 (4.1) was released in what.. January?, 4.2.2 was released last december... this is June, so yes 6 months for a carrier unlocked OS update is very fast!! but thats the international version which got the update not the rest.
9. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
January? It Sense 5 with 4.1 leaked in January it wasn't RELEASED in January. The HTC One is the only phone on the market right now officially with Sense 5 skin and it released on April 19th (about a month ago). The S4 came out April 27th with 4.2.2. The One's 4.2.2. Update was released on June 1st. Meaning that the S4 had 4.2.2. a total of 34 days before the One. Thats about a MONTH.
The Unlocked versions of phones always get updates first because they don't have to got through the carriers. HTC did it's job. Stop complaining.
Want the fastest updates? Get a Nexus 4 or Google v. One or S4.
11. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
nah just root, format, install CM10.1 and your good to go, no need to buy the things you mentioned to get a nexus experience. Unless your really 41 and prefer to be safe then just stick to sense you might be better off.
14. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
the quality of CM has dropped measurably since it's early days. ROMs' overall quality have dropped. hence if you would like a quality stock experience, rooting is no longer a sensible solution.
10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 895; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Allen, you need to edit this article. This is not a "Nexus edition" is the Google edition. This is not a Nexus device
13. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I hope this Google Edition will make it to Verizon Wireless!
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Nexus One fans we present to you...the Nexus One. xD
i think it's as ridic as the NS4 but at least it's cheaper.
what i'm interested in is HTC releasing stock ROM's for all of the HTC One models.
17. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Considering this is a Google Edition, this should not need confirmation about getting 4.3 asap.