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HTC One Android Update

News   •   Jul 14, 2013 07:00 BST

For the last few weeks and months, the software engineers over at Google have clearly been very hard at work developing an update for their latest Android OS, Jelly Bean. Rumours have been circulating that this was being developed instead of a new major update in order to allow OEMs to get more hardware ready for Android 4.1 or higher. The HTC One has been spotted sporting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean installed as it passes through the Bluetooth SIG.

Copies of the Google Play Edition of the HTC One have been seen at the Bluetooth SIG with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean installed in them. Rumours were that this new model would already be running this unannounnced bit of software shortly after launch.

On July 5th, the HTC One received its certification after having been originally filed on June 18th, and the handset will be updated to software version 3.05.1700.2 according to the documentation. Instead of being updated through Google's services, the HTC One will be getting its software updates directly from HTC. It is hoped that this would mean the handset would receive new firmware updates much faster than it currently does.

Android 4.2.2 has only started being ready for download on the standard version of the HTC One recently, with the updates starting off a week ago over in China. The update's availability has been highly erratic in other areas, however. Brand new Bluetooth certification is believed to be needed by the phone since Bluetooth 4.0 LE support is going to be included in Android 4.3. This version features lower power consumption when compared to earlier versions.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has yet to be announced by Google but the major belief is that it would be offcially seen for the first time before the end of this month, along with possibly the next generation of Google's tablet, the Nexus 7 which compliments the Google Nexus 4 smartphone.