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Video: HTC One ROM Gives Us a Peek Into What Android 4.2.2 Might Look Like

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If there was one thing you could harp on the HTC One when it launched, it would be that it only came with Android 4.1.2, which was a version behind AOSP and other competing phones. We’ve heard rumors that 4.2.2 is coming to the One here and there, but thanks to the Android Revolution crew, we can get a sneak peek as to what Sense and Android 4.2.2 will look like together. 

One of the biggest additions to the overall experience is Android’s quick settings being added to the notification center. Finding them is easy, they can be accessed from the top right corner just like in stock 4.2.2. A battery percentage meter can now be added to the notification bar at the top of the phone, a highly requested feature that HTC decided to give to us. This ROM isn’t an official update by any means, but it gives us a good idea of what the newest version of Android could look like on the One.

If you want to see the other new features watch the full video.


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  • Fattie McDoogles

    No lockscreen widgets?

  • People think about this, and I find it amazing.

  • Eion

    Those folders are butt ugly :/

  • Eion

    This dude has small hands. He must have adjusted a ton of times to reach the top or bottom.

  • Rithvik Rao

    I don’t want to be weird or a nuisance, but I’m just curious: with such an epic site and zero advertising, how does Droid Life make any money? It just seems to good to be true to have a site like this with such an epic community!

  • S2556

    Man am I spoiled with AOKP lol

  • Sterling Mace

    That guy has tiny hands, and you know what they say about men with tiny hands…

  • This case is great and it still shows all the beauty of the HTC One. I’ve been using it since day 1 and love it. Also, I’m very glad I dumped Verizon for AT&T because their speeds are much faster than Verizon. – http://www.speckproducts.com/gemshell-for-htc-one.html

  • Greyhame

    Even with the capacitive home button you can swipe up for Google Now??

    ………This phone is getting more and more desirable.

    • Eion

      Been using this feature with Nova, I love it.

  • Geoff Johnson

    I prefer the 4.1.2 lockscreen to 4.2.2, I’m one for clean and simple.

  • Zack Kolev

    That’s nice but 4.2.2 has been out for months and I’ve been enjoying it on stock Android for just as long. And isn’t 4.3 just around the corner? I wonder what Sense will be like then? I guess we can expect that video in … November maybe?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    The navigation keys seems good now with the swipe up and hold for menu options.

  • Interesting.

    Sidebar: That shiny black bumper is an insult to the beautiful body of the One.

    • PhoenixPath

      “That shiny black bumper is an insult to the beautiful body of the One.”

      Seriously. Somebody slap that person…

  • Drome

    Can’t wait for trick droid to update all of the tweaks for the new base. I flashed this but reverted back to 4.1.2 as I liked all of the tweaks and custom kernel capabilities.

  • wakefinance

    When I saw lag on the S4 I thought it was evidence that 4.2 really was that poorly optimized (outside of the 4 and 10). Now it’s clear that TouchWiz is that poorly optimized.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      It’s almost always TouchWiz to blame for the lag, especially when it’s on hardware like the Exynos Octa or Snapdragon 600 chipset, or even weaker CPUs than those. Even local dual-core Chinese devices running stock Android feel smoother sometimes than TouchWiz.

    • schoat333

      I see no lag on touchwiz. Not sure what some people are doing to get it so bad.

      • Geoff Johnson

        Even a bone stock S4 has a lot of lag. Coming from the Thunderbolt it’s blazing fast, but compared to other new phones it’s laggy.

        • Brandon Golway

          One guy was arguing that with me before and I don’t notice any lag in either TouchWiz or on an AOSP rom and if I do, it lasts for maybe .25 seconds, which I don’t really consider lag. But then again I’m used to the Galaxy Nexus, which would lag for 1-3 seconds sometimes.

      • wakefinance

        If you don’t see any lag on the S4 then you’re not sensitive to drops in frame rate. It has lagged in every video review I’ve seen, and it lagged when I played with it in the store. It doesn’t lag constantly, but considering the SOC it shouldn’t lag ever.

        • michael arazan

          I have never seen a skin that didn’t cause lag on android.

    • Chris

      I’ve had 0 lag on my new S4. Don’t know what you are talking about :O

      • wakefinance

        See my other comment. You obviously are not sensitive to drops in frame rate. Every S4 lags, including yours.

        • Eion

          Look, look with your special eyes!

        • Elliot Gardner

          @wakefinance:disqus every phone ever made lags to some degree, it’s impossible to not have some sort of lag. Looks like you’re screwed, every phone you’ll ever see you’ll probably complain about.

          • wakefinance

            You’re very right @elliot_gardner:disqus but I have a limit and there are many phones that stay below my threshold for lag tolerance. The S4 lagged when I pulled down the notification shade. That’s just silly and would ruin my experience

  • ceejw

    Is there any chance the Verizon One will ship with 4.2?

  • john fragoulias

    Love how people make such a big racket about the HTC ONE and having a sexy metal body, and then dress it with a case, like most people do with their expensive smartphones.

    • Agreed. I had a case on my first non-Blackberry smartphone (the Incredible), but haven’t used one since.

      • PhoenixPath

        naked fo’ life.

        (Just the phone, folks…no need to start with all the running and the screaming….again…)

    • Brandon Golway

      That always blew my mind, especially with iPhone owners. One of my co-workers has an iPhone 5 and the thing looks gorgeous but he has it in this hideous blue and neon green otterbox case. I never put any cases on my phones because I love the way that they look and they get annoying after a while. I finally decided to put one on my S4 because it doesn’t really take away from the look of the phone (black phone, black case) and it’s one of those slim cases that slides over it, like a bumper case. I may actually get a clear one so that I can get the best of both worlds (protection and showing off the beauty of the phone).

  • If I had to choose a skin, I’d definitely pick Sense over any of the competitors.

  • Shadowstare

    Lock Screen Widgets. As long as that’s in there with Sense 5, I’ll be happy

    • PhoenixPath

      Don’t seem to exist in this one…or I haven’t found them yet. One or the other…

      • Shadowstare

        Son of a…come on HTC don’t let me down. I want dash clock darn it.

    • Personally, I don’t find them that useful. Cool novelty sure, but not a dramatic increase in functionality.

  • Guest

    Looks better than the TouchWiz quick settings

    • T4rd

      That’s not saying much. =p

    • schoat333

      The only problem with touchwiz QS is the green. That’s easily fixed.

    • Brandon Golway

      I just wish they could be hidden and customized, if it wasn’t for that I may have actually kept TouchWiz on my S4 for longer than two days lol

    • These features are available in MIUI. Stock.

  • leftiphone4droid

    I been rocking this rom since it was released. No hiccups whatsoever. It runs smooth as butter. The addition to add Instagram into Blinkfeed is plus, but it needs to get G+ added as well. Also the new Zoe themes is great too.

    • PhoenixPath

      Agreed. Just finished 24 hours with it and am loving it so far. Actually *really* like the way they did the quick-settings. Very “Play/Now”-esque, and completely intuitive.

      Fast, smooth, stable…really can’t recommend it enough to folks complaining the HTC One doesn’t have 4.2.2.

    • Shadowstare

      On your rom, does it have Lock Screen widgets?

      • leftiphone4droid

        No it doesnt…but then again, this is a leak. It’s not the official, I believe.

  • ddevito

    Don’t we already know what 4.2.2 looks like??

    • T4rd

      With Sense 5? No.

      • ddevito

        I guess – but how much can be different? never mind – I’m a Nexus snob 😉

        • Greg Morgan

          If you’ve seen TW on the S4 you know it can be quite different. lol

    • Brandon Golway

      That’s what I thought too at first lol