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HTC’s US Pres Confirms Android 4.3 Update Rolling Out to One Owners on Sprint Today

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Owners of the HTC One on Sprint should start seeing an update to Android 4.3 today, according to a recent tweet from HTC’s US president. This news is a relief to hear, after reports last week stated that the update would go past HTC’s self-appointed deadline of the “end of September.” We will give HTC some credit, given that it’s only October 2.

There is still no official word on when One owners on any other US carriers can expect the update, but it is probably not too far behind this one. If we hear anything, we’ll keep you posted.

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If you are curious as to what is in the 4.3 update for the One, feel free to look at this post here, as the update is already running on unlocked and US developer editions of the device.


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  • James Hill

    I have no problem not being on Adroid 4.3. I like Verizon and the Unlimited 4G service I get. I actually save money by not having to pay for home internet. I can use the newest Android on the Nexus 7 if I really cared.

  • Droidlife

    Yo Tim, you mind posting what’s new on 4.3 for the HTC one? All I hear is update and update but none of the features for or what’s new in 4.3 for htc since it will also have a new sense over it.

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  • Butters619

    Meanwhile my AT&T One X is getting a little lonely…..

  • BreakingVZW

    Sprint has to throw their customers a bone every now and then to make amends for their terrible network.

  • fauxshizzl

    Bout that DNA and the update before the end of last month…

    • Adrynalyne

      HTC apparently wasn’t aware of carrier influence.

      It is probably ready (been that way for a while I’ll wager)….being tested to death.

      • fauxshizzl

        Only to be released with glaring bugs after months of “rigorous testing.”

        • Adrynalyne

          Exactly. It would be one thing if Verizon was actually catching bugs.

  • Ron_Swanson

    I just got mine. Sweet!

    • Simon Belmont

      And after you received it, I bet you went into your wood shop and made a boat or something. Following that, you had a hearty breakfast filled with bacon, steak, and sausage.

      C’mon. Ron Swanson is the man.

  • John

    Way to go HTC, should be coming to VZW by 2025. Awesome can’t wait.

    • Simon Belmont

      Exactly. Right after they update the VZW G’Nex to Android 4.3.

      I bet it will be a momentous occasion. Possibly with fireworks and street dancing.

  • NexusPhan

    I’d like to point out that an HTC Sense device just got an update before a Nexus (Verizon) did. It’s a sad, sad day for us all. I never would have thought this was possible two short years ago.

    • Adrynalyne

      The irony is that all they need to do is abandon it and Google will provide.

  • Chris Petersen

    Just finished this update. Not much different; just a couple of nice little tweaks. Question though. Did anyone else have a weird new icon pop up in the notification bar? What is it?

    • jesusmbaez

      If it looks like an N its the NFC icon. SO ugly.

      • Chris Petersen

        it is. it’s atrocious. And I didn’t think the one actually had NFC?

        • JoshGroff

          I don’t use it, but it does have it.

    • Simon Belmont

      It’s NFC. It’s shown by default now.

      Go into Settings and turn it off, if you want. Hope this helps.

  • Mdburton11

    There is a small update on vzw htc one now

  • mustbepbs

    Big surprise, HTC not fulfilling their promises. I guess you can put a check mark on it since they delivered to ONE US carrier after their “end of September” deadline.

    • mustnotbepbs

      shut up fgt

      • mustbepbs

        Ooh, I feel privileged to have my very own troll!

      • fauxshizzl

        People have gotten so lazy they are short handing their insults now? If someone called me a “fgt” I would just be confused for a second and move on.

        • Adrynalyne

          I think he just doesn’t know how to spell the entire word.

    • BobbyG

      You do know this is not on HTC but the carriers.

      • mustbepbs

        HTC shouldn’t promise a date (again) if they know that this is going to happen (again).

        You’d figure they’d learn (again).

        • Wayne Peterkin

          The real issue at hand here is that the carriers held up the update. HTC proved to the rest of the world that they can deliver timely updates. Its the carriers that are really to blame.

      • Knlegend1

        HTC said Sprint users are receiving it. Sprint hasn’t said a word.

  • slole1

    FYI – it is 547 MB so if you are doing it over 3G get to wifi or a 4G conenction. It’s huge!!!

  • Ezio 007 Shepard

    Downloading now, will update when done!

  • slole1

    I can confirm this is working/happening right now – just got an update – finally some 4.3 goodness

  • Adrynalyne

    Poor Verizon users left out in the cold again.

    Of course, this reenactment of the typical Verizon user shows that it doesn’t matter.

    (Delayed software update, AGAIN)
    –I’ll show them and leave!

    (New phone comes out, and/or unlimited glitch found)
    –Signs up for another two years.

    –I’ll show them, next time!

    • Frank Urbanski

      I did show them and I left… to T-Mo. No update 🙁

      • Adrynalyne

        You will get it before Verizon.

        I applaud your conviction to leave Verizon and sticking with it. So many threaten and then don’t do it.

        • A.J.

          I haven’t threatened to leave Verizon, but I am letting all of my lines go month to month. Even though that glitch was found and I had just bought my G2 at full retail, I didn’t do it because I only have one line that’s still on contract and that contract expires on December 15th.

          • Adrynalyne

            I am letting all of my contracts lapse as well. One down and cancelled, one coming up in december that will be cancelled, and then just two left after that.

          • David Salsburg

            BAMF FTW

          • Adrynalyne

            Luckily phones are becoming universal enough that it is not too difficult to bring out the same rom with minor changes to all carriers.

        • Tim Buchanan

          Some of us are shackled to VZW by a business account. I either get Verizon for free, or I can eat a giant bag of “pay for it yourself”.

          • Adrynalyne

            Harsh 🙁

    • iheardulikemlg

      Are you freaking kidding me?! What do you mean “left out in the cold”? Every carrier had the update delayed. Sprint happens to be the first U.S carrier to get it. So why aren’t T-mobile or AT&T users left out in the cold? Why aren’t they left out in the cold for never getting 4.2.2 like Verizon users? Seriously, the anti-verizon hivemind gets really out of hand sometimes.

      • Adrynalyne

        Get back to me when Verizon sees it January of next year.

      • NexusPhan

        Want to know who’s really left out in the cold? Stock Verizon GNex users….

    • jose

      Per HTC this morning:

      “Good news, we’re rolling out Android 4.3 updates to Sprintcustomers starting today! Expect AT&T & T-Mobile updates by mid-October and Verizon Wireless by the end of October.”


      • Adrynalyne

        If only HTC determined the timeline and not lethargic Verizon testing…

        I was argued with time and again that DNA would get 4.3 by September, because HTC said so.

        • gambit07

          It’s true, I remember arguing with you! Well, at least the roms will be here shortly.

      • saint_stephen

        Mid-October? FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU.

        • Simon Belmont

          Wow. You’re telling me you can’t wait less than two weeks?

          Considering Android 4.3 was dropped less than 3 months ago, this is really quite a good turnaround. Just my two cents.

          • saint_stephen

            I’m fine waiting, in all honesty. Having switched from a Nexus 4, there certainly are features from 4.3 that I miss, particularly in the notifications & toggles; however, I (surprisingly) find Sense 5.0 to be a fantastic interface (blasphemy… I know). First Custom UI for which I can make that statement.

          • Simon Belmont

            I’m using a GSM Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.3 and I like the simplicity, intuitiveness, but “blank slate” customization potential of stock Android (no skins). Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Sense 5.0 (my wife has it on her HTC One), too.

            I’m guessing it’ll be about 10 more days for Android 4.3, so not too long (try to hang in there!). Ironically, right before Android 4.4 is unveiled.

    • Dominick White

      Well Verizon did come out with 4.2.2 and 4.3 is not much of a upgrade from 4.2

      • Adrynalyne

        Actually HTC did. Its never been an issue with getting current versions initially as much as future updates.

    • Knlegend1

      I left Verizon because they are slow to update. Now I’m still waiting jokes on me I suppose.

    • bholt6

      Maybe you forgot, but Verizon HTC One owners are already on 4.2. They probably won’t even notice a difference after upgrading to 4.3. We’ve been enjoying the new features you’ll notice for over a month now.

      • Adrynalyne

        Huzzah for HTC releasing it with 4.2.2. Not really relevant to future software updates, right?

        Not to mention that 4.3 fixes slowdown as the device gets full. Something that is relevant to a sealed device.

        • Simon Belmont

          Yes. You’re talking about FSTRIM, which can help with slow down on device storage.

          However, HTC had already implemented FSTRIM on the HTC One prior to Android 4.3, I believe. Every little bit helps, though.

          • Adrynalyne

            You believe, or you know?

          • Simon Belmont

            You seem to be responding with an annoyed tone to my comments. I said I believe, so that’s how you should read it. I’m not personally attacking you or your comments. I’m just adding information that I think might be useful.

            If you don’t care for my comments you’re free to downvote them or here’s a novel idea: IGNORE THEM.

          • Adrynalyne

            So, did your cat sh*t in your Wheaties instead of the litter box?

            I am just asking if you know or you simply believe. I am not saying you are wrong, I am just looking for a confirmation of actual implementation or if just a theory…

            I wouldn’t get bent out of shape over it.

          • Simon Belmont

            I don’t have a cat, but if I did, I would applaud for it’s ability to defecate into my Wheaties. I’m truly not bent out of shape, but I often read peoples’ comments on the Internet in a negative tone because that’s just how it normally is.

            I stated “I believe” above because I lack further evidence at the moment to back it up. I read it on several places on xda and other sources online, but I don’t have those handy at the moment. If I can find something, I’ll post it here. Hope there’s no hard feelings.

          • Adrynalyne

            Not at all.

    • Simon Belmont

      Actually Verizon is supposed to get it by the end of October. T-Mobile and AT&T will get it by mid-October.

      HTC USA mentioned this on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/htcusa/posts/546912838710330 .

      • Adrynalyne

        I’ve heard similar (dates thrown out there) before with the DNA…which still does not have 4.3.

        • Simon Belmont

          And it probably never will. They’re giving the DNA Sense 5 with Android 4.2.2, not Android 4.3.

          I suppose there’s a chance it’ll see Android 4.3, but I wouldn’t be surprised if support was dropped after Android 4.2.2. Also, apparently it’s by “year’s end” for that update.

          • Adrynalyne

            That is not what HTC said, however. They said Sense 5 with 4.3, not 4.2.2.

          • Simon Belmont

            Look at the dates on our two articles. Mine is newer by over a month and it was Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, who mentioned that the DNA is getting Android 4.2.2.

            I’m not saying it’ll NEVER see Android 4.3. But that’s certainly a high possibility.

          • Adrynalyne

            In other news, HTC was found to backtrack on their comments and to not be trustworthy.

            If they can’t be trusted with some comments, then I wouldn’t believe others they make either, because obviously they are “subject to change”.

            Which brings us back full circle to my original comment.

          • Simon Belmont

            Ha. I knew you’d eventually just say that.

            Check and Mate. I just figured it was pertinent information because I see a lot of DNA owners thinking Android 4.3 is coming soon.

          • Adrynalyne

            Fair enough, lol.