It’s hard to believe that one of the best Android handsets of the year would be denied an update to Android 4.2, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation swirling around a recent Three UK tweet. In a recent reply to a Twitter question, the British carrier advised that HTC pulled the Android 4.2.2 update for the One, and that a new release hadn’t been scheduled yet.
To dispel the rumors, HTC offered an official statement to Engadget, and we now know for sure that the Taiwan-based manufacturer is going to deliver the upgrade. Unfortunately, it seems that HTC One owners will have to wait a little longer before Android 4.2 Jelly Bean becomes available for their phones, with no official release interval provided.
One of the most popular devices of the moment, the HTC One is behind the competition when it comes to the Android version. Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 out of the box, the handset has been denied so far access to the latest version of Android.
Past predictions claimed that Android 4.2 would arrive on the HTC One at the beginning of June, so it shouldn’t be long now.
Android 4.2 should bring several new features to the HTC One, including a percentage battery notifier near the current battery symbol, the ability to remove dock icons, changes to the app drawer, the ability to long press the home button to bring the menu, an extended quick settings set, and the popular Daydream feature.