After some of the US carriers have pushed the Android 4.3 update to HTC One, the folks at Android Central are reporting that the same software update is being rolled out in certain European countries. The Android 4.3 update for HTC One is also bringing Sense 5.5, the new HTC user interface that debuted on the One Max phablet.
The same publication writes that the unlocked HTC One owners based in the Nordic countries can already update their handsets to Android 4.3, adding that software update is “hitting Russia and Eastern Europe too.”
The Android 4.3 update for HTC One has a size of 675 MB, therefore we are advising you to use a WiFi Hotspot to download it in order to avoid getting your data plan hurt. You might also want to know that the new software update will change the firmware version to 3.62.401.1.
It’s also worth mentioning that this is a staged roll out, so you shouldn’t panic if you haven’t received the system update notification on your smartphone. For example HTC UK recently announced that Android 4.3 will land on the British HTC One units in about three-to-five weeks.
Besides the usual Android 4.3 improvements like dial-pad autocomplete, enhanced Google keyboard, OpenGL ES 3.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy support, the software update pushed to the HTC One brings some improvements to HTC Sense 5.5, as well. You will get Google+, RSS, and search support in BlinkFeed, redesigned Gallery app, and new templates and options for Video Highlight.
In case you want to check for the update manually, you mus head to Settings > About Phone > Software update and hit the Check for updates button.
As a reminder, HTC One brings a 1080p 4.7-inch Super LCD3 screen, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 16/32 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, WiFi, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, IR baster, and a 4 MP UltraPixel camera with 1080p@30fps video recording support.
If you are reading this from Europe, please let us know in the comments section below whether the Android 4.3 update has already hit your HTC One.