HTC One for Verizon will have Android 4.2.2

by: Nate SwannerJuly 23, 2013

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If you’re with Verizon, or plan to be, we have good news for you. The HTC One, which is said to debut with the carrier in August, will come with Android 4.2.2. According to Phandroid, which sites an Android hacker who “regularly obtains leaked HTC software builds”, the device will have the (currently) latest version of Android straight out of the box.

This is good news, considering Verizon’s spotty history with firmware updates. Often times Verizon leaves their subscribers with whatever Android iteration they found the device with, as the carrier has a strenuous security gamut it runs devices and firmware through. Not to mention OEM skins, which also impede the process.

The device is said to debut around the same time as the Moto X with Verizon, which is rumored to have Android 4.3. Of course, no solid announcement on either of those fronts.

Of course, this is ahead of tomorrow’s “Breakfast with Sundar” event, in which the mobile tech world eagerly anticipates an Android 4.3 announcement. Though incremental updates are expected, a new version of Android will technically put the HTC One with Verizon behind on Android updates.

We’re sure Verizon will leave it there, too.

  • Amine Elouakil

    This is a bad deal for any spec whore I mean enthousiast, because the product is now mid life cycle and we will probably see an HTC One Max Note 3 LG G2 and so for the holidays season and people will start QQing about their device being outdated

  • Abdulrahman Al-jassar

    Those who rooted their htc one have this update long time ago via Android Revolution HD rom
    Inculding those one verizon

    Custom roms FTW

    • Chris

      But the One isn’t on Verizon yet, so… no, not including Verizon.

      • liam

        Actually it will be very very soon!!!!!

  • Nick

    About halfway decided I want to sell my S4 for the HTC One…

  • Tony Krate

    HTC will never be able to compete with Samsung if it keeps delaying these updates. It’s good that the Verizon edition is getting Android 4.2.2 right at the start but by the time the device reaches markets, Google would have already released 4.3.

    • liam

      although i agree with your evaluation of the fact that HTC is really slow to update their software in a timely matter. I do disagree however with your assumption that 4.3 will be released before the HTC One has 4.2.2. Yes the source code has been released for 4.3 however i will state that 4.2.2 will be on the HTC One upon release to verizon. Also since i was on U.S. Cellular until recently there are many ROMS that have were ported by many of the other developers to the Note 2 which i used to have by some amazing developers. Where there is a will there is a way, hence you have seen that motorola which was one of the worst bootloaders to crack was!

  • Paul Kailas

    Don’t expect to see HTC One on Verizon anytime soon. I, for one will be switching to AT&T if the HTC One isn’t out by Sept 8, my contract end date.

    • Tyler Casilio

      August 1st

      • Paul Kailas

        How do you feel about that date now?