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Three Reveals Reason For Android Update For The HTC One

News   •   Jun 24, 2013 09:46 BST

One of the most high profile Android smartphones to have been released so far this year is of course the HTC One. The Taiwanese manufacturer's newest flagship device has clocked up an impressive 5 million sales, and boasts one of the most advanced spec lists and stylish design of any smartphone models currently on the market.

The handset really stands out on account of its stylish aluminium casing, but it ticks all the boxes in terms of its spec list thanks to features like a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 4.7 inch 1080p display, 4 Ultrapixel camera with HTC Sense 5.0 user interface. Android 4.1.2 Jellybean is the phone’s operating system of choice, but unfortunately it looks like an update to Android 4.2 Jellybean has been delayed in the UK.

Android Authority has recently reported that Three, one of the UK's biggest networks has revealed on Twitter that HTC itself halted the update. The tweet was posted in response to a customer query, and the network stated that the update was originally scheduled to roll out in early June, but of course this never materialised. Unfortunately, Three was unable to give the reason for the delay, or any information regarding when the update is likely to begin rolling out. However, because competing devices like the Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 have already begun to receive the Android 4.2 update, it is more than likely that it will begin rolling out to HTC One in the UK before too long.

As is often the case, we can expect unlocked and SIM free HTC One handsets to receive the update first, with network specific models to follow suit after testing has been carried out by networks. Check out the best HTC One contract offers on our website.

We can expect more information regarding the Android 4.2 Jellybean update for the HTC One in the UK to be revealed shortly, so as usual we will be sure to keep you posted with the latest developments.