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U.S. HTC One owners can only look on as Android 4.2.2 gets pushed out overseas

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U.S. HTC One owners can only look on as Android 4.2.2 gets pushed out overseas
Signs that the European version of the HTC One was about to receive an update to Android 4.2.2 started to be seen at the end of last month. At the end of June, the dual SIM version of the phone, available only in China, received the update. As the current month rolled into its second day, Android 4.2.2 rolled out for the version of the HTC One in Taiwan. Now, as U.S. owners of the phone look on in envious fashion, the rest of Europe has started to receive the OTA update for the phone.

Android 4.2.2 adds some new eye candy, like allowing Instagram video to stream onto BlinkFeed. Thankfully, it also eliminates the black bar that marred some Android apps on the phone, and also adds a battery percentage indicator to the status bar. Daydreams adds colorful new animation to the lock screen, and a swipe up from the home page now launches Google Now. There are also some improvements made to the camera and to Zoe. The quick settings feature has been revised and HTC has added a way to share a screenshot, something most recent Android models already allowed. The app drawer and dock have been updated and widgets for the lock screen have been added. Sense also was tinkered with, although it still goes by the same Sense 5.0 title.

Since the update did go out OTA, it might take some time before you see it since the update is sent out in waves. You can try to pull it out of your phone by going to Settings > About > Software updates. The update weighs in at a hefty 471MB. As for when we might see this in the U.S., it is anyone's guess at this point. It is all about the carrier testing. The thing that apparently irks HTC One owners in the states the most is that the Samsung Galaxy S4, the handset that is the most direct rival to the HTC One in the country, launched with Android 4.2.2 installed out of the box. The Verizon version of the HTC One, expected to launch sometime this month, will probably come with the updated Android build already pre-installed.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 07 Jul 2013, 03:40 6

1. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


my HTC One still didn't receive the update... i live in the Middle East...

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 21:51

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3328; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


still have not check yet, can't wait to update.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 05:38

28. deacz (Posts: 150; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


got it today, europe

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 03:45 12

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Pity those who own the HTC One for they will never EVER get a Key Lime Pie upgrade.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 03:51 1

4. ap2012 (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Says who? Are you from htc?

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 04:04 8

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)


err...when pigs fly

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 14:35

21. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


How about we they do you can never come back. You troll

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 06:05 12

10. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Looks like someone doesn't know HTC's history with phone upgrades.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 04:28 11

6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


+100
u stole my words:)

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 05:35 14

8. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i never thought one day i would buy a phone that is other than Samsung, and yet i did, i bought the HTC One, but if HTC didn't update it to KLP, i will never ever buy another HTC device again :)

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 20:00

26. makkhay (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


same here

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:21

29. mauricioganem (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Hi, can you tel me about your experience so far with HTC One, do you like it, it's better than S4? ;-)

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 11:20 2

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I want to know where all the HTC One fans are at now. They were raving that it's the best phone ever made and HTC will change their ways with their update cycle but to be honest, it's just becoming a flop.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 15:43

24. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i don't regret buying it, but updating to latest is a MUST for flagship phones, and if HTC fails at it, they will keep failing forever !

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 03:47 3

3. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


when will htc one X receieve its update?

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 11:16 3

14. lovefist (unregistered)


hey, you haven't seen HTC's new logo?
HTC, Quietly not updating and forgets you the minute they have your money =D

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 11:17

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Q1 of 2014 or probably give a bogus excuse stating it'a "not stable."

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 04:29 3

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2113; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Lol, it'll be September when the last HTC One owners get an OS version that was released a year before. In the meantime, Samsung is all but ready to push 4.3 out just waiting on Google.

On the other hand I urge HTC One owners NOT to flash the 4.2.2 ROM just yet and see how does it perform for others in the upcoming weeks. 4.2 seems to be choppier all over Android compared to 4.1.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 05:52 8

9. MachidoDen (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 May 2013)


stupid htc
can't even update device like htc one s which runs on krait pricessor

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 09:20 3

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6267; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Suxs too own a HTC ? First their crappy ONE S don't get a update then their ONE. U guys should boycott for not buying HTC phones ever.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 11:19

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The HTC One S isn't a crappy phone. If you've ever used it in person, you'd know it's smooth, even running on 4.0.4. Their excuse of it not able to run 4.1.1 is BS. They don't want to spend the money to invest in a phone that will later have owners buy from them again.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 10:24

12. rizevnarastek (Posts: 329; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Great update, zero lag, so many new options...

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 10:25

13. zeebee (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Also Not Receive Any Update....From Malaysia

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 12:16 1

18. Cha7520 (Posts: 210; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Probably will never get 4.2.2

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 13:12

19. MrTzr (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Even Sony was quicker with the xperia z.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 13:33 1

20. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


People blaming HTC when it's actually carriers fault. SMH

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 14:36 2

22. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Ya the S4 has 4.2.2 but it lag when it cone out. My 4.1.2 is faster then the 4.2 for Samsung

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 14:54

23. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I just shutdown my hTc One and use my gnote 2 to check for update and read the comment's here. Happy Holy Day to every 1!

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 15:56

25. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


meh, offical updates are a moot point for the small minority who run custom software. i've been on 4.2.2 since the end of may and have no problems with it. only down side is the updated touch drivers make the soft keys more responsive but break in AOSP roms. but with the official ota coming that should be fixed in the coming weeks

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