An insider privy to the on-goings inside HTC today posted on twitter that HTC’s flagship smartphone, the hugely successful HTC One will be getting an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense user interface updates within the next few weeks. According to @LlabTooFer, HTC One devices in the US will be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well as HTC’s own Sense 5 interface and shortly after, the international version will be getting both Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.5 updates as soon as next week. This comes hours after it was confirmed that a metallic blue HTC One will be selling exclusively on Best Buy starting this Sunday 15th September .
HTC’s president Jason Mackenzie posted on twitter a promise that the HTC One software updates – especially operating system update, will be rolling out within the month of September as scheduled. This was in response to many users’ question when they would be getting Android 4.3 considering that some variants of HTC One’s main competitor, Samsung Galaxy S4, have already received Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.
It is also news that after HTC releases HTC One Max (T6), which is expected to come with Sense 5.5 and possibly Android 4.3 onboard, all HTC Ones (including HTC One Mini and HTC One Nexus Edition) HTC Butterfly S will get Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5 updates. However, if you are on Sprint and have HTC Evo or you have any variant of HTC One S, your device will not be getting the two updates with HTC One as it says on @LlabTooFeR’s second tweet. These devices were not specifically mentioned as not getting the updates though, some tipsters say there is a possibility it means these devices will possibly get Sense 5.5 UI sometime in the future but not Android 4.3.
The international version of HTC One will be getting both Android 4.3 and Sense 5 after the European versions, so it seems. There is no official communication but from what we gather from these tweets, there will be two waves of updates, the first being the update of HTC One devices in the US with Android 4.3 and Sense 5.0 (not 5.5) according to @LlabTooFeR.
If you have a HTC One and are awaiting Android 4.3 and Sense 5 rollout, you may not need to wait for too long now.