Not long ago we were telling you that the dual-SIM variant of the HTC One is getting the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in China, also announcing that the firmware update for the international model couldn’t be too far away. Fast forward a couple of days and the first reports regarding the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for HTC One hitting Taiwan have surfaced. Well, if you are reading this from Europe and you happen to be a lucky owner of a HTC One, we have great news for you as the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update is being pushed on the Old Continent.
Of course, just like like happens with any other Android firmware update, the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One is rolling out in phases, and for the time being only some of the European countries received it. We don’t know exactly which countries have got the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One, but you might be able to help us with this one.
If you are from Europe and you happen to have your HTC One in handy, you can check whether the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has been pushed for your terminal. If the software update din’t already appear in your notifications area, you can also check for it manually. In order to do so head to Setting > About Device > Software Update, then hit the Check for Updates button. Since the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One is rolling out OTA, you might want to connect to a WiFi Hotspot while downloading it, as the package is sized 400+ MB.
In case you purchased your HTC One on contract with a European carrier, the firmware update might not be available right away, as the software engineers working for the carrier will need more time in order to optimize it for the network. It’s worth checking for it anyway.
Besides the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-specific features like lockscreen widgets, Daydream, or Quick Settings button, the HTC One firmware update also heads some other goodies most of you will enjoy. After updating your HTC One to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean you will be able to set your home button to bring the menu app by long pressing it and you will also be able to display the battery percentage in the status bar.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One will also improve your camera app by enhancing the autofocus function, will bring expandable notifications and the regular bug fixes and improved battery life.
Even though the HTC One was launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on board, we are glad to announce you that the flagship smartphone is upgradable to the latest Android version available on the market.
Just in case you forgot, I will remind you that the HTC One was officially introduced in February and that it’s coming with a 4.7-inch full HD Super LCD3 display embedded into a gorgeous aluminium case. The HTC One is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset, with a quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, and 2 GB of RAM. There are two internal storage options available for the Taiwanese flagship smartphone, 32 and 64 GB, which, unfortunately, are not expandable using microSD cards.
In terms of connectivity, the HTC One comes with all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC chip, IR blaster, LTE support, HSPA+, and microUSB 2.0. One of the major selling points of the HTC One is its 4 megapixel UltraPixel sensor which comes with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, optical image stabilization, LED flash, and 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities with HDR stereo sound recording, and video stabilization. The front-facing camera has a 2.1 megapixel sensor, also capable of recording full HD videos.
Have you received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on your HTC One? Are there any notable improvements besides the ones listed above? Please let us know in the comments section below.