Here is a possible list of HTC devices that may ultimately get Android 4.3

Here is a possible list of HTC devices that may ultimately get Android 4.3
While we are not even sure what all the new features will be with Android 4.3, we are already seeing hints at devices that should be in line to get the operating system upgrade…eventually.

We say eventually for obvious reasons and anyone that is reasonably well informed knows how slow the upgrade process can be.   HTC is still bringing Android 4.1 to some devices, never mind 4.2 or even 4.3 down the road.

As it is, this is a semi-complete list of HTC hardware that might get upgraded. To no one’s surprise, all the target dates are in the last quarter of 2013 and many of the devices listed will not surprise anyone either. The HTC One, One X, One X+ are all in line to get 4.3. The HTC “Fireball” (aka Droid Incredible 4G) on Verizon will be left behind as may be the HTC Desire V and Desire X. The Droid DNA (Butterfly) should be good to go, as may be the Desire HD.

As we have seen in the past, these lists often change, and a couple of the devices on the list to get updated seem puzzling versus those that may not get updated.  We have also seen motivations of manufacturers change to keep things up to date as well.  While it is not on the list, we would not be surprised to see the HTC First get a prompt upgrade since underneath the Facebook Home app is stock Android 4.1.  So while we will not call the list official, it does not seem like a bad starting point.

source: Technos Amigos


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35 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

My Droid DNA is obsolete. Son of a B#@! Butterfly

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome!

3. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

My Droid DNA is obsolete. Son of a B#@! Butterfly ≠ DNA

4. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The DNA and Butterfly are virtually identical. The DNA is not obsolete, but any updates that HTC wants to make will also have to contend with Verizon's notoriously stringent standards.

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

You realise the DNA has MUCH MUCH more developer support for it than the butterfly, and secondly you know that you bought a carrier branded phone...since when did carrier branded phones have updates as soon as the oem releases it..

28. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

For crying out loud, still a lot of people are still on Gingerbread. Now shut up.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Since when did guesses become news?

35. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

When iOS becomes better than Android.

6. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Desire HD? Cool story bro.

14. leaderpvp

Posts: 17; Member since: May 26, 2013

I dont really think that HD will be graded to 4.3. It will make him hard to operate properly :)

31. randomblame

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2013

Google Jellytime for DHD Desire HD loves 4.2 and HTC owes us that ics upgrade afterall maybe they want to make it up to us or maybe somebody's trolling us haha

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Desire HD isn't even on 4.0, but it will get 4.3?

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Desire HD you gotta be f**kin kidding me!!!!!!!!!

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its really funny to see the Hero on that list......

23. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I was thinking the same thing... mine sits in my daughter's toy box for now, but maybe I should pull it back out.

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yippee! HTC has changed and now will update their older units and give them support. I'm so proud to be an HTC owner!

12. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Ask Google for more time to catch up and still is super slow looooollll

13. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Anything running a S4 Plus CPU and up should get the 4.3 update. (Tegra 3 models included).

15. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Its about time HTC decided to update their products. That's what always keep me away from them.

16. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

The source is not reliable in my opinion. They even posted a 4.2 list few months ago. I cannot post links as I a newbie here...please remove the spaces in the link below http : / / technosamigos . com/htc-android-4-2-jelly-bean-update-device-list-​schedule/

17. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

No love for the HTC Evo 4G LTE? Bummer.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The EVO 4G LTE is the Jewel, and it says it will get 4.3. I wouldn't count on this list to be reliable at all though; it says the Desire HD will get 4.3 over the One S, when it's not even on 4.0.

19. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Htc desire hd?? No way!!

20. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

"Evita" is One XL , "Endeavor" is One X . Who made this list?

21. Android1

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

You must me kidding me !!! :o HTC desire hd ??? Thn what about HTC sensation ???

22. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

This list seems a little fake to me... DHD getting 4.3 but Sensation and One S/V not??! LOL Who made that up?

24. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

My wife's Evo 3D has 4.0 but its still garbage. She wants the SGS4.

25. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This is fake My HTC Desire HD is still on 2.3.5 The fiasco with the ICS update is unforgettable. And now this claims 4.3 is coming....??? Oh please!!!

26. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

Ohh come on there is no 4.3 for the HTC Sensation ;_;

27. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Where is the sensation? Sensation was the turning point for me from HTC. It is a brilliant phone but I do not appreciae HTC not updating the phone pass android 4.0.3 and sense 3.6.

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