Dual-SIM HTC One updated to Android 4.2.2

Dual-SIM HTC One updated to Android 4.2.2
The Dual-SIM version of the HTC One is available only in China, yet it is the first variant of the phone to receive the Android 4.2.2 firmware update. The good news for the rest of you who are rockin' the plain old one SIM version of the phone, is that this is a sign that you could soon be receiving the update yourselves. Just remember that carrier testing is one of the reasons why updates seem to take forever.

According to a screenshot, the update weighs in at a hefty 175.25MB and besides the Android 4.2.2 goodies, it includes an enhancement for the launcher bar, a revamped widget panel and a new lock screen design. A new option added to the home button allows you to remove the navigation menu bar and the battery level can now be read from the status bar. Toss in a couple of changes to the notifications shade such as a Quick Settings panel and an Auto Focus lock for the camera, and the update is just about covered.

If having Android 4.2.2 come on your HTC One out of the box is so important to you, digging deeply into your wallet for $599 will allow you to buy the "Google Edition" of the HTC One which will ship with Android 4.2.2 already installed, starting on July 9th. And later the same month, the unit just might even be updated to Android 4.3. Ah, isn't it nice to be the King own a "Google Edition" handset?

source: UnwiredView

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  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The HTC One should have been released with 4.2.2 out of the box. If other OEMs can do it, why can't HTC do it? But nonetheless, the update is finally coming and that's something to be happy about.

2. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Because HTC is notorious for being quite behind the competition when it comes to updating their devices. I'm sure with the HTC One though, they should improve on it. I hope.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I wonder why LG is lagging behind with the updates, HTC is improving , but LG is still....the same ol' LG. If you know what I mean. The G Pro is still in Android 4.1.

15. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

but seriously said, did much different on 4.1.2 and 4.2.2?? even OEMs update their phone to 4.2.2, u also can't 100% get all 4.2.2 feature and 4.2.2 not a major update, may cause some OEMs skip this

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah even Sony is improving.

3. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Sony, LG and Motorola are a lot slower

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What do you mean? Sony is pushing out Android 4.2.2 update for the Xperia Z right now. LG, Motorola, Huawei and ZTE are a lot slower.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony has gotten better, but they're slower than Samsung and Asus at pushing updates to their products.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least Sony is improving, not like LG, Motorola, Huawei and ZTE.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

riiiight, where are you from?

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Sony already updated their flagship devices (Z/ZL) to 4.2.2. I agree they are slow but better than last year and improving.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i remember the days when HTC & Verizon were the best OEM and Carrier for updates. xD oh well, this is still good news and who cares that it took this long. the HTC One was at least matching the S4 running 4.2.2 in comparisons running Android 4.1.2. the important thing is that Sense 5 is a breath of fresh air when it comes to UI Skins.

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

actually 4.1.2 HTC One is much better than the 4.2.2 S4 coz S4 got too much complain about lags..

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i agree. that's why i said it at "at least matching" +1

10. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

The Dual-SIM HTC One dosn't available only in China. Russia, as well.

13. cosimonh

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

+1 funny how they didn't notice in the screenshot, the top of the message is in Russian (I think, at least definitely not Chinese)

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