Nexus Edition of HTC One could see quick update to Android 4.3 in July

Nexus Edition of HTC One could see quick update to Android 4.3 in July
One of the reasons for picking up the Nexus Edition of the HTC One is to get updates sent out directly from Google. Why does this matter? Consider that your average U.S. carrier tests an average OS update more times than an OCD patient flips the light switch on and off before leaving the house. Without that carrier testing, owners of the device will receive the latest Android update faster than if you owned the carrier branded model.

The HTC One Nexus Edition will be launched with Android 4.2.2 installed. But a tweet sent by HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR says that Google will be updating the phone to Android 4.3 a "few weeks" after release. Most likely, the Nexus Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will also see the update quickly. As we pointed out before, Google has agreed to delay the release of Key Lime Pie at the request of Android handset manufacturers who want to update current models to Android 4.2.2 before Android 5.0 is released. Based on some recent speculation, we could see Android 5.0 launched on the HTC T6, the phablet sized version of the HTC One.

The sense-less HTC One will be priced at $599 and will be available at the Google Play Store on June 26th.

source: UnwiredView

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1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

HTC's sense UI is so beautiful, so I don't understand who would like to get this......

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Those who like stock Android will get this......

16. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I dunno, I like stock Android (And HTC Sense, to a degree... Not a fan of Blinkfeed), and I wouldn't get it solely for the fact that there will undoubtedly be stock ROMs out there because of the Google Edition, and I'm not certain about stable Sense ROMs being available, it's nice to have both options (and a subsidized price with an upgrade)

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its for people who don't wanna wait 6 months to get an update !

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Six months? try a year or maybe never. Looking at you HTC.

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I'd also prefer sense over the stock one, but, to each its own i guess.

5. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Sense is not an OS, its just a skin, what 4.2.2 does is basically under Sense. So when 4.3 comes out your left behind .... again. while we have been using 4.2.2 for a while now only recently did HTC release this update. i dont like being left behind... means im second best, if i bought an expensive phone i would demand the latest update.

6. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Left behind? I wouldn't say that 4.2.2. was such a drastic update that I would cause people to feel left behind. Beside, the S4 launched with it and the HTC One got it an month later. Preparing a phone for an update is a big job and HTC was able to pull it off within a very small amount of time yet your still complaining? Ridiculous.

7. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

HTC one and Sense 5 (4.1) was released in what.. January?, 4.2.2 was released last december... this is June, so yes 6 months for a carrier unlocked OS update is very fast!! but thats the international version which got the update not the rest.

9. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

January? It Sense 5 with 4.1 leaked in January it wasn't RELEASED in January. The HTC One is the only phone on the market right now officially with Sense 5 skin and it released on April 19th (about a month ago). The S4 came out April 27th with 4.2.2. The One's 4.2.2. Update was released on June 1st. Meaning that the S4 had 4.2.2. a total of 34 days before the One. Thats about a MONTH. The Unlocked versions of phones always get updates first because they don't have to got through the carriers. HTC did it's job. Stop complaining. Want the fastest updates? Get a Nexus 4 or Google v. One or S4.

11. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

nah just root, format, install CM10.1 and your good to go, no need to buy the things you mentioned to get a nexus experience. Unless your really 41 and prefer to be safe then just stick to sense you might be better off.

14. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

the quality of CM has dropped measurably since it's early days. ROMs' overall quality have dropped. hence if you would like a quality stock experience, rooting is no longer a sensible solution.

8. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

No suprised.

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Allen, you need to edit this article. This is not a "Nexus edition" is the Google edition. This is not a Nexus device

13. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I hope this Google Edition will make it to Verizon Wireless!

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Nexus One fans we present to you...the Nexus One. xD i think it's as ridic as the NS4 but at least it's cheaper. what i'm interested in is HTC releasing stock ROM's for all of the HTC One models.

17. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Considering this is a Google Edition, this should not need confirmation about getting 4.3 asap.

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