HTC pres says 4.3 should come to One and DNA before the end of September

HTC pres says 4.3 should come to One and DNA before the end of September
Over the weekend, president of global sales at HTC Jason Mackenzie responded to a question on Twitter saying that HTC was working to skip over the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One, and jump straight to Android 4.3. That's always good news, but at the time, we had no idea when to expect said updates. Well, Mr. Mackenzie has taken to Twitter once again to give us the answer.

Apparently, quite a lot of people have been asking Mr. Mackenzie about the updates after he said the One would be going straight to 4.3. And, lucky for us, it looks like he has gotten the okay to actually tell us what's happening. According to Mackenzie, HTC is working hard on the Android 4.3 updates, which need certification right now. The plan is to be able to release the update to "all US, Canada SKUs" by the end of September. 

Best of all, this isn't just for the HTC One, but this news also covers the HTC DROID DNA. So, it looks like HTC One owners should be getting the 4.3 update in just over one month. DROID DNA owners, well... we'll believe it when we see it, given Verizon's history of delaying testing software updates.

source: @JasonMacHTC

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One
  • 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)
DROID DNA
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2020 mAh(12.8h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Ahh good just right before 5.0 :) lmao

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

And 5.0 will be a real upgrade not just bug fixes and a few extra features.

3. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

So excited for the next Nexus and Android 5.0 announcement.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Wow, HTC might beat Samsung to getting Android 4.3 to their 2013 flagship. Let's hope they can keep up the support.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Update hasn't been released yet, so we can't say anything right noe. But given with HTC's upgrade schedule, this seems a little too good to be true.

14. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

HTC One X got the 4.1 update before SIII so no, it's not too good to be true.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Somehow I doubt that since the GS3 got it 3 months in.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Galaxy S3 got it 4 months in, not 3. Even then, that version was buggy so the update was stopped and resumed about a month later, so really it was almost 5 months in. Anyways, that guy is still wrong, the Galaxy S3 and One X got their 4.1 update within 2 weeks of each other, the Galaxy S3 getting it first.

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

HTC saying September means November at earliest

5. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

an upgrade is an upgrade

6. thekai12

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I think HTC is finally learning to update their phones better and I hope that my htc one vx get sense 5

7. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Six months, since the release! Maybe this is the last phone I bought from hTc, but... If they make a variant of One with removable battery, I'll still get it.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If you hit select all in the tweet you'll see that hidden in white font it says.... *Verizon customers should see this update reach Verizon Headquarters the last week of Sept., but will not receive Verizon certification till March 2014.*

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I call BS. HTC promises updates and they always get delayed. HTC Thunderboldt, Sensation, Desire, and One S to name a few. I'd take this with the tiniest grain of salt.

11. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Meanwhile One X owners only get updated to 4.2.2

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Root n ROM, cm10.2 will be available shortly

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm sure the One X will get 4.3, but the reason why it didn't skip 4.2 like the DNA and the One (in some countries) is because by the time 4.3 came out, the 4.2.2 update for the One X was almost finished, so rather than just trashing the 4.2 update and making the consumers wait for a 4.3 update, they just sent out the 4.2 update and started development on the 4.3 update. I would rather get an update for 4.2 knowing a 4.3 update is coming soon rather than stay on 4.1 and wait for a 4.3 update.

17. Rager722 unregistered

Take that S4 users!

19. HASHTAG unregistered

I'm not a S4 user, but the S4 will probably skip 4.3 and go directly to 5.0 while the HTC will stay on 4.3 for who knows how long.

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