The international variant of the HTC One is now receive a minor software update which arrives to fix one of the bugs that was present in the previous Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware update. The new HTC One update also comes to introduce support for an upcoming accessory.
After you update your HTC One to the new Android 4.2.2 version the firmware number will be changed from 2.24.401.2 to 2.24.401.8 and you will now be able to use the Google Keyboard (a bug of the previous version was preventing users from setting it as default input).
The 2.24.401.8 update for HTC One is also adding support from the Mini+ accessory which will be launched soon by HTC. In case you are wondering what the HTC Mini+ is, learn that we are talking about a Bluetooth handset (used for making calls) which comes to replace the last year’s HTC Mini.
The new HTC One firmware update was already spotted landing in certain European countries, but since this is a gradual roll out in should become available for download in other regions, as well. The update is available OTA and is sized a little over 31 MB, therefore connecting to a WiFi hotspot while downloading it is not mandatory.
In case you have an international HTC One by your side and you haven’t received the software update notification, it’s worth checking for it manually. For a manual check you must go to Settings > About phone > Software Update, click on the Check for Updates button and see there’s any new update for your handset.
The HTC One was announced by the Taiwanese in February and released on the market on month later. The flagship features a 4.7-inch full HD Super LCD3 display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while being powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset with qad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The terminal also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage, while sporting all the connectivity options worthy of a high-end smartphone circa 2013: WiFi a/ac/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, LTE, HSPA+, NFC module, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
While its competitors come with 13 megapixel cameras (see Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, and LG G2), the HTC One sports a 4 megapixel with UltraPixel technology packing 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, optical image stabilization, HDR, and full HD video recording capabilities. The front-facing camera is a 2.1 megapixel unit, also supporting full HD video recording.
An HTC official recently confirmed that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will be rolled out on the North American market by the end of the year. In the meantime, have fun updating your HTC One units to the newest firmware versions.