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Android 4.2.2 Update Headed to HTC One in Mid-June According to HTC Russia Head

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According to HTC Russia boss Kormiltsev Andrey, the HTC One update to Android 4.2.2 is currently scheduled for a mid-June rollout. In fact, Andrey hasn’t been shy about making the announcement through Twitter. He has been replying to his followers for the last 10 hours or so, making sure they are clear that he is indeed talking about the One and its Android 4.2.2 update. While this is good news for One owners, you can probably already imagine the complaints that will come down once the Nexus experience launches, is then updated to Android 4.3, and the Sense version of the One is stuck an update behind. 

But no matter what, 4.2.2 is a much needed bump. This isn’t an entire overhaul of Android by any means, but it does make notifications more powerful and introduce lock screen widgets. There are a number of other new features in 4.2, but HTC’s skin will likely wipe them out.

So, mid-June is a week or so away. We would assume the international variant will receive the update first, along with the unlocked and developer editions. Carrier versions could be a bit later, if history tells us anything.

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If you’d like to see what Android 4.2.2 has to offer, be sure to check out this video.

Via:  @Kormiltsev | PocketNow

  • Matt

    Is there an APK for that clock weather widget?

  • droidbeat

    Great news! It looks like concentration on essentially one device is beneficial.

    • Greyhame

      Great news unless you’re a DNA owner, or any other HTC phone for that matter…

      • droidbeat

        As a matter of fact, I am a DNA owner.

        • Greyhame

          As a Verizon customer and GNex owner, I sympathize.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    “…you can probably already imagine the complaints that will come down once
    the Nexus experience launches, is then updated to Android 4.3, and the
    Sense version of the One is stuck an update behind.”

    The sad part is, he’s absolutely right. With that said…

    Welcome to Android. That’s how it works. If having the very latest Android versions in a timely manner matters that much to you as a buyer, go Nexus and never buy anything else. This issue with manufacturers putting skins and adding features to Android is NEVER going to change. This is how manufacturers make their phones differ and stand out from the competition. The only conceivable way this will ever change is if we somehow convince the Android-buying public to care about this issue. They don’t, hell, most of the don’t WANT updates that bring new features. It’s more stuff to learn and you constantly hear “this doesn’t work the way it used to. Why do they always have to change stuff?” Average people buy over 95% of Android devices. People don’t like change. People don’t want change. People don’t want options. People want their hand held and once they get used to it, they never want that to change. They just want a phone that works. They don’t care what version number shows in Settings | About Phone.

    Until those people care, what we think on the issue of updates doesn’t matter a lick. Money talks, BS walks. Simple as that.

  • GNJAX

    I hope Droid DNA will be NOT one of leftovers as HTC did previously for many devices. Since released last November, DNA remains as 4.1.1 (plus Sense 4+) after having two minor OTAs. Again, HTC should not ignore proper updates for DNA.

    • KleenDroid

      Im sure the DNA will get 4.2.2, but I also don’t think they will be in a big rush to get it done. Example: The Thunderbolt which was their LTE flagship only just got Ice Cream Sandwich only a couple months ago. At that pace it could be a year before the DNA gets 4.2.2. I hope thats not the case for DNA owners.

      Im not sure I will get an HTC phone again unless it’s a Nexus like version.

      • Weber

        What’s funny is that most TB owners bitched about not having ICS, and now that it’s on there, it’s the worst.

  • leftiphone4droid

    Im sure once the official update is released, roms will be made. I may be wrong, but The GSM Variants (ATT / Tmobile) can flash any international rom at the moment.

    In addition, there was a thread over on xda ATT HTC One General Section that showed someone was able to obtain S-Off on the One devices. And from what they’re saying this will allow us to flash the HTC One (Developer Edition) RUU if we so choose..as well as some other

    • turb0wned

      Their has been a 4.2.2 Rom out for days now……

  • leftiphone4droid

    Im sure once the official update is released, roms will be made. I may be wrong, but The GSM Variants (ATT / Tmobile) can flash any international rom at the moment.

    In addition, there was a thread over on xda ATT HTC One General Section that showed someone was able to obtain S-Off on the One devices. And from what they’re saying this will allow us to flash the HTC One (Developer Edition) RUU if we so choose..as well as do some other things too.

    • PhoenixPath

      ROMs are already being made. There is a “stock” 4.2.2 ROM out and about called Android Revolution HD 10.1. Wonderfully stable stock HTC experience with almost all of the 4.2.2 goodies while retaining Sense.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    I’ve been running Android Revolutions HD 10.0 on the One and there is no lockscreen widgets that I can tell… Come on HTC this was a great addition to Android!!

    • htowngtr

      I’m holding out on my dev version because I want the updated radio and hboot together before I start any 4.2 mods.

    • Nitroz

      You should also note that this was a leaked update. This build could be old, and far from finished. We just don’t know until the official update gets pushed. I doubt HTC would remove Lockscreen widgets, it’s quite a big feature to pass up on.

      • Nexus_FrEak

        Very true! My mistake!

    • Drome

      Trick droid has a mod for AOSP based lock screens and recent apps multitasking view. The tweaks are currently being ported to 4.2.2 from 4.1.2 but i highly encourage you to switch once it is ready

  • htowngtr

    Weak, like Ukraine.

  • Blue Sun

    Verizon users should expect this update six months after release of the Verizon variant.

    • David Dudovitz

      Let alone the DNA.

    • r0lct

      Yeah, they’ll need to test those Amazon apps for a month at least.

    • imns

      the Verizon HTC One will ship with Gingerbread

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      I’m more inclined to think that Verizon didn’t want to launch with 4.1.2 and then update so they just waited for 4.2.2.

  • zepfloyd

    In Soviet Russia, phones update you.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      LOL. Damn beat me to it.