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Android Jellybean Update Rolling Out To Unlocked HTC One Handsets

News   •   Jul 11, 2013 20:45 BST

The HTC One was among the first high profile Android smartphone models to be released in 2013. The device continues to be one of the most successful devices on the market, with its innovative spec list and stylish design gaining the phone plenty of recognition, and helping it clock up millions of sales.

The HTC One originally runs Android 4.1 Jellybean as its operating system of choice. However, GSM Arena has recently reported that the long awaited update to Android 4.2.2 Jellybean is now beginning to seed globally to unlocked HTC One handsets. The 400 MB update provides a number of welcome additions, such as the usual performance optimisations, enhanced customization options and a package of welcome new features.

Among the changes made to the handset’s software are an enhanced launcher bar, Android Daydream Mode, quick settings and widget panel rearrangement. The remaining battery percentage will now be shown on the status bar and users can instantly access the options menu by holding down the home button. By swiping up from the home button, a shortcut to the voice activated Google Now application is provided. Instagram feeds are now supported by the BlinkFeed interface, and a number of updates have been made to both the phone's camera software and accompanying HTC Zoe feature. The lock screen has also been improved, and now includes widget support, meaning that widgets can be instantly accessed from the lock screen in the same manner as standard applications. Best HTC One prices are available on our website.

Because HTC is now rolling out the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean update to unlocked HTC One devices around the world, which points to the availability of the update for network specific models rolling out imminently. Once networks have tested and approved the update, we expect operators to make the update available over the next few days. We will of course keep you posted regarding the availability of the update to locked HTC One devices in the UK.

Have you already downloaded the update onto the HTC One? If so, let us know your thoughts on the changes and new features by leaving a comment.