HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

by: Adam KoueiderJune 2, 2013

htc one vs sony xperia z on design back in hand aa

In our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take a few marks off of the device because of the use of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 on top, instead of running the latest version of Android,Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

HTC did promise to bring Android 4.2 to the HTC One soon, but as we all know too well, soon is such a vague term. Nonetheless we now have some information to share on the Android 4.2.2 update, courtesy of Android Revolution HD. While we don’t have a date for the update, we do however know some of the included features, assuming the information is accurate.

Reported features include:

  • Percentage battery icon, which is shown in an image below.
  • The ability to remove icons from the dock and other slight changes to the app drawer.
  • The ability to long press the home button and bring up the menu (this relegates Google Now to a swipe up from the home button just like on stock Android)
  • Extended quick settings, for easy access to all your settings.
  • The popular Daydream feature is also included.

Sens 5 4.2.2 JB HTC One

That’s all the info we have right now, and more changes could come soon. So if you were an early adopter and the announcement of the HTC One with Nexus Experience left a sour taste in your mouth, fear not, you shall be getting another dose of Jelly Bean, and hopefully it will be coming very soon. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, well that’s an entirely different matter.

Looking forward to some of these changes to Sense 5? Which new feature is your favourite?

  • Cl3v3rName

    Great to hear!
    Hopefully they add more features to blinkfeed & their camera and some more customization options would be cool!

    way to go htc!

  • ookkeri

    I can confirm all above information is correct. Plus you get new Zoe themes, new picture modification UI and Instagram to Blinkfeed. Im running ARHD since this morning. Everything working fine.

  • icyrock1

    Great to see HTC pushing out updates! Let’s hope that this behavior continues!

  • Dima88

    What about the Sony xperia z 4.2.2 update?

    • SeraZR™

      what abt it ? :P

    • gommer strike

      sadly this article has to nothing to do with Sony.

  • SeraZR™

    home they’ll implement more of nova’s features in 4.3
    ability to hide dock is a cool one though

  • Pablo Calero

    is good to see that this great device is caching on last updates

  • Daniel Finke

    Definitely pleased to be getting the stock Quick Settings and a hardware home button function without rooting/custom ROM.

  • Scott Ricketts

    The only thing I’m missing for the moment is T-Mobile Wifi Calling, but that will arrive shortly. I can be patient.

  • Berj Boodanian

    YouTube video I did last night showcasing Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 for the T-Mobile US HTC One –

  • TheMimic12

    This sounds great. Sense is such a great UI for Android. If I get those great features from 4.2.2, like gesture typing and lock-screen widgets, the HTC One is my next purchase

  • I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and my wife just got a brand new HTC One. I thought TouchWiz was a bit on the annoying side, but it turns out it’s light years ahead of Sense in terms of functionality and user-friendliness. Sense is absolutely horrible… what’s up with that lame expanded status bar? ALL it shows are current notifications, nothing else. No ongoing tasks, no quick access to screen brightness or other phone features… it’s bland, boring and ugly. I’ve never seen the stock android status bar, but it’s clear I’ve grown accustomed to the TouchWiz status bar and the HTC vision of it is vastly inferior.

  • mike

    I don’t understand the battery percent thing, is the percent able to be put on the battery icon on the notification bar? Because in that screen shot it shows the percent in the battery in the battery settings, which is already there. Can someone please clarify?