HTC One Developer Edition receives Android 4.3, Sense 5 update

September 26, 2013
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As promised by HTC USA President Jason Mackenzie, the developer edition of its current flagship will be receiving a major update sometime this week. That day seems to have finally arrived as HTC One Developer Edition devices start getting updated to the latest Android 4.3 version.

It's been quite some time now since it was announced and there have been quite a number of new smartphones that have come out since then, so it would be understandable if people have briefly forgotten about this device. To recap the specs, the HTC One runs on a previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 with clock speeds of 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It's 4.7-inch display supports a resolution of 1080x1920 and has a 4 megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording 1080p videos. Of course, you can also head on to our exhaustive HTC One review here to get up to speed on what makes the smartphone tick and what makes it special.

HTC, fortunately, hasn't forgotten about the One and has promised to deliver an updated Android 4.3 experience along with the latest Sense 5 custom interface. Almost immediately, we heard reports of the update reaching HTC One owners in Taiwan. Today, though, the intended Developer Edition targets are finally receiving the promised update, although, as always, not all owners might be getting it all at the same time.

It still remains a kind of mystery where the rumored HTC One Max, which was expected to make its debut early this month, has ended up. And while HTC has seemingly forgotten about the giant phablet it was supposed to announce, it's reassuring to see that it hasn't abandoned its top-tier device yet.

VIA: Android Central


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  • O_Hail_MustacheMan

    Developer options seem to have been removed from the settings menu altogether after the update. This does not, however, impede in my overall usage of this phone abeit having ‘developers’ as part of the name…

    • BLACKALiCE

      You can activate it in the same was as an AOSP phone.

      • O_Hail_MustacheMan

        Oh I know and thanks for replying. It just seems like a nagging loss. That’s all. If you do want to reactivate it, however, all you got to do is tap a couple times on build number in the ‘About Phone’ section.

  • paul

    Previous Generation processor = a processor that was released this year and the same processor as the galaxy s4. So will be interesting to see if it is described this was when you write an article on Samsung updating their devices to android version 4.3…. Because as far as I am aware. This is the first device to get the update from a previous version of android to 4.3… fair play to htc for getting this out so fast! B-)

  • Guest

    Oh I know and thanks for replying. It just seems like a nagging loss. That’s all. If you do want to reactivate it, however, all you got to do is tap a couple times on build number in the About Phone section.

  • Kpennett

    So, Anyone Else Want to Know WTF the “N” Icon on the status bar is all about?
    Already Another thing I DO NOT LIKE Is that the “Speak” App Automatically Starts when in Car Mode.

    • Mark Sheridan

      The N is for NFC. To disable: settings / more / uncheck NFC

  • Peter

    the N icon = NFC

  • disqus_CZiTEkvinD

    FOR HTC ONE X, WHEN THE 4.2 OR 4.3 UPDATE COMING, NOW A DAYS WE HATE HTC, NOT TIMELY GETTING UPDATE

    From Kuwait