Verizon's HTC One update gets one month delay, tweets HTC executive

Verizon's HTC One update gets one month delay, tweets HTC executive
It can't be easy for HTC America president Jason Mackenzie to deliver bad news. But the executive took to his Twitter account to tweet the word that the Android 4.3 update for Verizon's HTC One is being delayed by a month. T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T customers with the phone have already received the update.

The tweet from the executive said that the Taiwan based OEM needs more time to re-test the update. Originally, the Verizon branded HTC One was expected to receive Android 4.3 by the end of this month. Verizon continues to earns a reputation as the slowest of the big four carriers when it comes to updates.

This is the second recent disappointment for Verizon customers that Mackenzie passed along by tweet. Back in August, Mackenzie told owners of the Verizon exclusive HTC DROID DNA to expect Android 4.3 before the end of September. Late last month, the whole story changed with a tweet from the executive telling DROID DNA owners that they will receive Android 4.2.2 before the end of the year.

Android 4.3 update for Verizon branded HTC One is pushed back a month

Android 4.3 update for Verizon branded HTC One is pushed back a month


source: @JasonMacHTC via AndroidCentral 

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9 Comments

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Suck T C at their finest. Lol

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Most of the HTC one owners experiencing already the Android 4.3 thats makes your beloved S4 outdated..lol

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

It's not really HTC's fault - more like Verizon's. Also please try and use more innovative ways of abusing HTC. Suck T C sounds like a pretty poor effort at bashing them.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Suck T C works fine. It describes them perfectly. They suck.

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i dont know y still people use verizon ........ V u sucks big time

5. D.Aceveda

Posts: 430; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Verizon may have the largest network in the States but for some god awful reason they have a big fat hard on for NOT updating phone software. They had much rather you buy a whole new phone. They did the same thing with the Galaxy Nexus and that is exactly why we will probably never see a Nexus device on Verizon

6. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

While what you said is true, I still don't understand why Google is the only one to suffer from Verizons slow testing. Both Apple and Microsoft have direct from vendor updates but not Google? Why not let the OEM worry about taking the blame for slow updates or releasing updates to early.. it makes no sense to me.

7. turtlebud

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

i remember being frustrated at the delay in updates when I had an htc rezound. ended up installing the update myself cause I got tired of waiting for the OTA. say what you want about apple, but one thing that's easier/nice is that when they roll out an update, it rolls out to all of the compatible devices. no need to be held hostage by verizon's testing.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

This one is very expected and can't be called a news, imho... Saying Big Red delays the update is like saying Terr0rists loves killing common man, tiger killing and eating other animals, volcanos' lava destroying everything on their way, etc... These things are pretty obvious and are very well known devils...

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