Android 4.3 upgrade arriving this week for international HTC One Mini and Verizon HTC One

December 16, 2013
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HTC has certainly been on top of things recently, at least when it comes to OS updates. Not only did the company do its best to aggressively push out Android 4.3 to the HTC One in a timely manner, they have already brought Android 4.4 KitKat to unlocked and developer editions of the handset. 

Now it’s the One Mini’s turn to upgrade to Android 4.3, with Sense 5.5 included!

Right now the update seems to be rolling out only to international users in Europe, though hopefully an upgrade isn’t too far off for those in other regions such as North America. What’s new here? Aside from Jelly Bean 4.3, Sense 5.5 brings a re-vamped BlinkFeed that can even be disabled. There’s also new gallery and video highlight features, and some multitasking UI improvements.

Although firmware update 2.12.401.1 has yet to rollout to everyone, advanced users can manually get their hands on the update thanks to XDA Forum Member vrvr’s efforts, which include mirroring the OTA and even creating a system dump of the updated firmware. For more details on that, you’ll want to head on over to the XDA Developer’s forum.

With the HTC One’s 4.3 update finished, and the HTC One Mini’s update just beginning, Verizon owners might be wondering when exactly they will finally get their delayed Android 4.3 update. The good news is that over the weekend HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management Mo Versi revealed that the Verizon update should be arriving sometime this week.

No word just yet on whether the 4.3 update is based around Sense 5.0 or if it comes with the newer Sense 5.5.


Now all that’s left is for HTC to finish up rolling out Jelly Bean 4.3 so it can put its full attention into bringing KitKat to all its flagship devices. What do you think of HTC’s most recent efforts (starting with the HTC One’s debut) — are they slowly on the road to recovery or is it too little too late?

Comments

  • AndroidBoss

    I buy a Nexus device and I don’t have to wait long for these updates; however I have to worry about the bugs that came with the update.

  • MasterMuffin

    This new direction HTC is headed to is really nice! Only when they’re in need of money they start doing stuff better (no offense to anyone, it really is great what they’re doing with their hardware and software!) :)

    • Brian Shieh

      I kind of see the same with Motorola. Both are trying to rebuild reputation and customers after the fiasco in 2012.

  • S. John

    Good they are on the way to recovery and no one will want to go for the new samsung that hasnt the 4.4 kit or 4.3. Which they hold back to suffer their customers. Pple want the latest update of android .

  • Darius Lapinskas

    Well not all of HTC One’s are updated to Android 4.3. I live in Lithuania and bought my 802w (Dual SIM) in Hong Kong in June. And there is no update to 4.3 so far for my phone, although it did update OTA to 4.2.2 some time ago.

  • Cal Rankin

    About. Time.
    That is all.
    (Written in regards to Verizon HTC One)

  • Ricardo Juan BIGIO

    Cuándo llega todos esos nuevos Software a Latino América y en especial a Argentina?