We knew it was coming, but now it’s here. AT&T HTC One users, your devices are being upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While HTC has been a little later to the game than we thought, they’ve begun rolling the update out to users as we speak.
In a admittedly laudable attempt to teach an old dog new tricks, HTC has announced a rough schedule for its EVO 4G LTE smartphone update. The device, which will be getting upgraded to Android 4.3 by the end of the year, would have gone through three major Android versions, quite a rare feat for a year-old smartphone.
HTC has been pretty vocal in terms of getting Android 4.3 details out to all HTC One users. We've heard the update was coming soon and in the case of AT&T, it looks like that is an accurate statement. HTC president Jason Mackenzie has recently shared some details on his Twitter account and it looks like next week will bring some good news for AT&T HTC One users.
It is not uncommon for Nexus devices to regularly receive updates and fixes. After all, it's one of the reasons why people by them, aside from the amazing hardware, of course. Still, it is surprising to hear that Google has quite silently rolled out an update for the Nexus 7 that slightly increments the Android version to 4.3.1.
Owners of HTC's current flagship, the HTC One, should be going to bed with smiles on their faces as the company revealed the timetable for the much-awaited Android 4.3 update. Subscribers from all major US carriers will be getting the update this month, with most of the rollout happening near the end of October.
Talk of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 had been increasing in frequency lately. Just in the past week we have seen rumors suggesting the update would begin arriving in late-November and we saw an update schedule leak by way of a French carrier. Well, it looks like the latest has arrived in the form of an Android 4.3 test build for the Galaxy S 4.
As we keep on the lookout for the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat reveal next month, we're still keeping an eye on Android 4.3, which seems to be slowly but surely rolling out to devices. Now we're receiving confirmation that next in line to get the updates will not only be Samsung's current Galaxy S 4 flagship but even last year's Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II models as well.
Back in January Netflix launched a test program for their new "Super HD" video streaming for many regions, which is a new low-compression 1080p stream, and this week they've officially launched it for all subscribers. With less compression we get better quality streams. It's still 1080p, but it should look better. Now we're hoping for something similar for Android.
The HTC One Android 4.3 rollout began earlier in the week with reports of the update already arriving for those in Taiwan. The same day the update began, Jason Mackenzie had taken to Twitter with news about how that same 4.3 update would be heading to the Developer Edition model of the One. Well, that update arrived yesterday and in fact, HTC has gone a step further and also released the files on the Developer Center website.
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.