According to an app developer that working closely with HTC, the HTC One flagship will soon receive the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update. As you probably know, the smartphone was launched in March with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on board, but according to the aforementioned developer, the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update will roll out in two – three weeks.
In my opinion the current Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is way better than HTC used to deliver, especially because it comes with the new HTC Sense 5 UI which is way better looking and more ergonomic than the previous version.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One will bring a lot of new features and improvements. Besides the regular bug fixes, once you update your HTC One to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean you will be able to enjoy lockscreen widgets, an improved keyboard, the Quick Settings function in the notification area (which allows the user to quickly control features like WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC).
All we can do now is wait for the official announcement of the Taiwanese phone maker that will reveal the roll out date for the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One.
What are the technical specifications of the HTC One? I’m glad you’ve asked. The flagship smartphone brings a 4.7-inch display with Super LCD3 technology and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels resulting in a pixel density 469 ppi.
HTC One is underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 chipset manufactured by Qualcomm and based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. The terminal also sports 2 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage (it doesn’t come with microSD slot).
The connectivity features of the HTC One recommend it as a modern smartphone, as it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC chip, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
While most of the smartphone makers that announced their flagship smartphones in early 2013 have equipped their devices with 13 megapixel cameras (see Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, and LG Optimus G Pro), the Taiwanese company has fitted a 4 megapixel camera on the back of the HTC One. The camera sensor brings UltraPixel technology and it comes with autofocus, LED flash, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and full HD video recording support.
As usual the HTC One update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will roll out in phases and the unlocked devices will be the first ones to get it, therefore if your HTC One is carrier locked you might have to wait a bit longer than 2-3 weeks. Moreover, most of the smartphone manufacturers are releasing test builds for several devices, therefore some of you might get the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One sooner than expected.
In order to check whether the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Ben update has already hit your HTC One you will have to go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for Updates and see if it’s anything you can install. Have you already received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on your HTC One? Please let us know in the comments section below.