U.S. HTC One owners can only look on as Android 4.2.2 gets pushed out overseas

U.S. HTC One owners can only look on as Android 4.2.2 gets pushed out overseas
Signs that the European version of the HTC One was about to receive an update to Android 4.2.2 started to be seen at the end of last month. At the end of June, the dual SIM version of the phone, available only in China, received the update. As the current month rolled into its second day, Android 4.2.2 rolled out for the version of the HTC One in Taiwan. Now, as U.S. owners of the phone look on in envious fashion, the rest of Europe has started to receive the OTA update for the phone.

Android 4.2.2 adds some new eye candy, like allowing Instagram video to stream onto BlinkFeed. Thankfully, it also eliminates the black bar that marred some Android apps on the phone, and also adds a battery percentage indicator to the status bar. Daydreams adds colorful new animation to the lock screen, and a swipe up from the home page now launches Google Now. There are also some improvements made to the camera and to Zoe. The quick settings feature has been revised and HTC has added a way to share a screenshot, something most recent Android models already allowed. The app drawer and dock have been updated and widgets for the lock screen have been added. Sense also was tinkered with, although it still goes by the same Sense 5.0 title.

Since the update did go out OTA, it might take some time before you see it since the update is sent out in waves. You can try to pull it out of your phone by going to Settings > About > Software updates. The update weighs in at a hefty 471MB. As for when we might see this in the U.S., it is anyone's guess at this point. It is all about the carrier testing. The thing that apparently irks HTC One owners in the states the most is that the Samsung Galaxy S4, the handset that is the most direct rival to the HTC One in the country, launched with Android 4.2.2 installed out of the box. The Verizon version of the HTC One, expected to launch sometime this month, will probably come with the updated Android build already pre-installed.

source: AndroidCentral

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29 Comments

1. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

my HTC One still didn't receive the update... i live in the Middle East...

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

still have not check yet, can't wait to update.

28. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

got it today, europe

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Pity those who own the HTC One for they will never EVER get a Key Lime Pie upgrade.

4. ap2012

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Says who? Are you from htc?

5. FlushGordon unregistered

err...when pigs fly

21. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

How about we they do you can never come back. You troll

10. HASHTAG unregistered

Looks like someone doesn't know HTC's history with phone upgrades.

6. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

+100 u stole my words:)

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i never thought one day i would buy a phone that is other than Samsung, and yet i did, i bought the HTC One, but if HTC didn't update it to KLP, i will never ever buy another HTC device again :)

26. makkhay

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

same here

29. mauricioganem

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Hi, can you tel me about your experience so far with HTC One, do you like it, it's better than S4? ;-)

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want to know where all the HTC One fans are at now. They were raving that it's the best phone ever made and HTC will change their ways with their update cycle but to be honest, it's just becoming a flop.

24. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i don't regret buying it, but updating to latest is a MUST for flagship phones, and if HTC fails at it, they will keep failing forever !

3. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

when will htc one X receieve its update?

14. lovefist unregistered

hey, you haven't seen HTC's new logo? HTC, Quietly not updating and forgets you the minute they have your money =D

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Q1 of 2014 or probably give a bogus excuse stating it'a "not stable."

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Lol, it'll be September when the last HTC One owners get an OS version that was released a year before. In the meantime, Samsung is all but ready to push 4.3 out just waiting on Google. On the other hand I urge HTC One owners NOT to flash the 4.2.2 ROM just yet and see how does it perform for others in the upcoming weeks. 4.2 seems to be choppier all over Android compared to 4.1.

9. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

stupid htc can't even update device like htc one s which runs on krait pricessor

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Suxs too own a HTC ? First their crappy ONE S don't get a update then their ONE. U guys should boycott for not buying HTC phones ever.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The HTC One S isn't a crappy phone. If you've ever used it in person, you'd know it's smooth, even running on 4.0.4. Their excuse of it not able to run 4.1.1 is BS. They don't want to spend the money to invest in a phone that will later have owners buy from them again.

12. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Great update, zero lag, so many new options...

13. zeebee

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Also Not Receive Any Update....From Malaysia

18. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Probably will never get 4.2.2

19. MrTzr unregistered

Even Sony was quicker with the xperia z.

20. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

People blaming HTC when it's actually carriers fault. SMH

22. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Ya the S4 has 4.2.2 but it lag when it cone out. My 4.1.2 is faster then the 4.2 for Samsung

23. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I just shutdown my hTc One and use my gnote 2 to check for update and read the comment's here. Happy Holy Day to every 1!

25. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

meh, offical updates are a moot point for the small minority who run custom software. i've been on 4.2.2 since the end of may and have no problems with it. only down side is the updated touch drivers make the soft keys more responsive but break in AOSP roms. but with the official ota coming that should be fixed in the coming weeks

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