HTC One to get updated to Android 4.2.2. in a matter of weeks

HTC One to get updated to Android 4.2.2. in a matter of weeks
The HTC One currently is powered by Android 4.1.2, but according to an insider, the phone is just weeks away from getting updated to Android 4.2.2. Considering that Android 4.2.2 has been rolling out to various devices since February, it is not such a surprise that owners of the device want the later Android build on their phone. Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 was released with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed out of the box, HTC One owners must be wondering why they could not get the same software under the hood when the model was launched.

The HTC One could soon be powered by Android 4.2.2.

The HTC One could soon be powered by Android 4.2.2.

According to a source characterized as being "notorious" in one published report, the HTC One's update to Android 4.2.2 will take place in just two to three weeks. Instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie following Android 4.2.2, the next build will be Android 4.3. Google has decided to honor the request of some manufacturers who have yet to update their models to more recent Android builds, and don't want their phones to be left too far behind the most up to date version of the OS. For example, there are many models that remain on Android 4.1 and if Android 5.0 is released, those phones would be two updates behind.

Taiwan based HTC is trying to reverse its fortunes with the sleek and sexy design of the HTC One, which includes an aluminum unibody casing, and front facing stereo speakers. The manufacturer's BlinkFeed allows content from the user's social networks to be streamed to a home page. Reports say that the HTC One is selling well, but not quite up to the brisk sales pace of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is Samsung's fastest selling phone and could reach the 10 million sales mark by this coming week, less than one month after its launch.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: GottaBeMobile

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97 Comments

1. mydi.maus unregistered

htc slow on update great phone,galaxy s4 sells fast on plastic..

47. osmaankhaan unregistered

the update is just 52 weeks away...u can call it a year if u want..

74. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Lenovo K900 power of S4 with better build quality than the HTC One. Also a 5.5" 1080p screen, better lowlight camera than htc one and a 2ghz intel atom with the same GPU used in the S4.

90. Rager722

Posts: 621; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

It has been tested the HTC ONE low light camera is way! better than the S4 because of ultra pixel, and also we have higher resolution screen than the S4 so HTC ONE winner!

93. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just because the HTC one has more ppi than GS4 doesn't mean its a better a screen. I saw the screen on the GS4 and I'm blown away on the Full HD Super AMOLED. I actually find it better than the HTC One. Guess it boils down to if you like LCD or AMOLED.

81. jcarrigan unregistered

Im a fan of Samsung but the HTC One is one sexy phone :)

2. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

HTC fails mostly on updates. Sips tea. Samsung and Apple are the most seasoned when it comes to updating their devices. Learn from them HTC. .[+]

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple updates their devices even if that model was released years ago and samsung will not miss out giving an update even to their old mid range devices. I agree with you HTC and other manufacturers should learn from these two companies and not leave their old phone by not giving any more update

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

updates are about the quality, not the frequency. Look how apple screwed up the iphone3gs in terms of speed when ios6 came out..

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And the iPhone 4. It can barely open apps without lagging. If a phone isn't suited for the update, then it shouldn't be updated.

27. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

I don't get it, do you guys make up these facts all by yourself? How about a Google search for iOS 6 on iPhone 3GS/4 review?

82. jcarrigan unregistered

i feel people should be given a choice "Hey you CAN update your phone to the lastest software but there is a possibility that phone will lag but it is your choice" Now that would be awesome because I know many people, myself incdued who had motorola droid devcies and were left behind on the updates. I still have my DROID 3 but its on wifi now and it still has android 2.3. Now I would choose for it to have at least 4.0 and risk it lagging a bit :)

25. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Dude, that's a false information. iOS 6 didn't screw up, rather made the 3GS snappier. Check out:http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/09/25/ios-6-on-iphone-3gs-final-impressions-and-performance/

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My cousin has a 3GS and it's almost a brick. He's counting down the day of his next upgrade is how fed up he is with the lag. Also, my step father has an iPhone 4 for AT&T. That phone lags a hell lot more than it did running iOS 5. I don't "make up" these facts, I've witnessed them.

29. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Nope, that's not true. Every single review of iOS 6 running iPhone 3GS/4 states that it made the phone a lot smoother. iOS 5 made the 3GS lag. C'mon smurf, you just hate apple so you're making up false stories!

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So you're going to tell me I'm wrong and biased because reviews on the internet claim to boost the performance of a phone when in real world situations it lags? Take a minute and evaluate what you said. And yes, I do hate Apple for their business practices, but they do make great products.

32. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Reviews aren't biased either.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

.... Having a conversation with you is pointless. You're mind is so set into believing reviews from tech sites but when it comes down to an actual owner experience and review, you disregard it and claim it's not true. Congratulations on living in denial. Comment #33 supports my point so is he/she wrong as well?

38. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

I don't know, maybe yes. No surprises, 'cause everyone knows that the readership of PA is full of Apple haters. Just think of it: Apple's still selling millions of iPhone 4s running iOS 6. If it was laggy or buggy or whatever, then why would people buy it?

39. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1. Because that's what's popular? 2. Do you want me to take a picture of my step father's iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1? Because apparently I'm "lying."

40. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lmao! Relax, smurf. We're good.

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I win. :)

42. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

NO. Let the kid win. So xperiaDROID wins. :)

43. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude, you're awfully cheesy! xperiaDROID loses. There, happy now? You and Papa need to stop arguing, and especially you quadrazeus, you're awfully cheesy!

44. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmfao. Thanks for the laugh.

45. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

I made you win this contest and you call me cheesy. Sigh! -_-'

33. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

My sister has an iphone 4 w/ ios6. Don't tell me its more fluid. Mate ios4 was more fluid than ios6. Its laggy, and buggy. Crashes more often than not either.

35. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Alright. So now everyone's got a family member with an iPhone 3GS/4 running iOS 6 who complaints about the slow performance, bugs, crashes, etc. Seems legit.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It really does considering iPhones are popular. Keep living in denial bud.

83. apathy88

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Generally speaking when people bring in iPhone 3Gs's or 4's with iOS 6 to my store they are almost all laggy and almost every 3gs that I have seen with iOS 6 on it have been almost unusable. That said most people using 3Gs's have almost never updated their phones period.

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