HTC One Android 4.3 update rolling out, brings better low-light photos and home key mapping

HTC One Android 4.3 update rolling out, brings better low-light photos and home key mapping
The latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was about to hit the HTC One developer edition this week, and indeed the update is rolling out today, but it seems to be on a global scale for the unlocked versions out there.

Owners are reporting that the update has hit HTC's home turf of Taiwan a few days ago, and now it's arriving on more phones, including the US ones. The update in this reincarnation is reported to be a 564.04 MB package so there is a bunch of new stuff wrapped up, it seems, and the low-light camera algorithms improvement sounds mighty promising. The changelog observations include:

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 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)



1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Im patiently waiting for my 4.3 update! So excited.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

How can you patiently wait if you are so excited? :) BTW all the best for your 4.3 update.

19. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Opps my just so happy reading this news...

18. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well that's an oxymoron, if i ever heard one.

2. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

3 most needed updates! :) 1.battery percentage indicator. 2.low light performance 3.and gallery and stability is always a bonus :)

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I wish gs4 will update soon having a touchless control for s voice ;)

4. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

This is effing sweet!!!!

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is probably the first phone to be updated to 4.3 aside from Nexus/Google Play devices. Only 2 months after they announced it, good job HTC, keep it up. If they can get a 4.4 update out by January, that would be fantastic. 4 months for a 4.2 update, 2 months for a 4.3 update. HTC is pumping out these updates quick and plentifully this time around.

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

O think they should do this to all of their devices including high-mid-low end devices..

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, ideally they *should*, but that doesn't mean they *can*. Optimizing software for the current 12 (soon to be 13) devices they have released in 2013 would be too time consuming and cost too much to pay the developers for a company like HTC that's close to bankruptcy. But then you could put up an argument saying that they should decrease the number of devices they make per year to lower costs for developers and lower overall spending on making devices, in which you would be right and I would agree with you, but I guess HTC thinks otherwise, which is a problem. Even if they did have enough money to pay the developers to make updates for all of their devices, that doesn't mean all the devices they make are capable of running the update. Low end devices with single core processors and 512 MB of RAM aren't going to run Android 4.3 smoothly at all, much less 4.3 with Sense 5 on top. That might change with 4.4, but that has yet to be seen.

6. Shadow7

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

How about the updates for HTC One S? Is there a plan that HTC will still push through it?

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

HTC will push out a 4.2.2 and Sense 5 update for the One S units with the Snapdragon S4 (not the S3 like in some countries), but I'm not sure if they've announced any plans for 4.3 for the 2012 line-up yet.

9. Shadow7

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Okay. Thanks for that. So when they will roll-out the Android 4.2.2 update? I'm not sure if my phone has Snapdragon S4 but when I used the quick info app to check the megahertz it is 1.7K plus? Not sure if I will be getting 4.2.2 when released. How do I check if HTC One is running Snapdragon S4?

10. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

If you have the one clocked to 1.7 you have the One C2 model. It will not be updated because Qualcomm stopped supporting the SoC. The official reply from HTC follows: We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed the HTC One S to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences. Well it indeed is very optimised. I havent had a single crash yet. It works fast and looks good.

12. Shadow7

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

How sad. No more update.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The S3 version was released in several Asian countries (maybe others, I'm not sure). If it shows the CPU running at 1.7 GHz (1,700 MHz) then it's probably the S3 version, considering the S4 version only ran at 1.5 GHz, which means you probably won't get the 4.2 update because Qualcomm dropped support for the Snapdragon S3 processor, making it pretty much impossible for HTC to develop an update for it.

13. Shadow7

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Yes, it is running at 1,700 MHz. Oh I see. Btw, thanks for that.

16. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Let's hope HTC One owners don't suffer from that Skype/Kernel bug that all devices with 4.3 and 2 Gb of RAM have! Or if they do, then maybe Google will move their behinds and finally fix that!

17. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Gotta love the new HTC

20. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Can't wait for this on the G2, I don't want to buy any device without 4.3 announced/released because I want that TRIM support!

21. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I really dont care until it comes to the carrier branded phones. I love how HTC likes to be prejudice against different customers and carriers.

22. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I love HTC One. But, what bothers me is their ICONS. I prefer ICONS in TouchWiz & iOS 6.

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