Rumor: Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release”

by: Chris SmithMay 31, 2013

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A known HTC developer revealed on Twitter that the Android 4.3 update will be available for the recently announced HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release.”

The “HTC One with Nexus User Experience” was made official only yesterday at D11, although it has been rumored ever since Google unveiled the Galaxy S4 Google Edition at Google I/O 2013 earlier this month.

Just like Nexus devices – even though this special HTC One version won’t actually get the Nexus name – the Nexus experience HTC One will get timely Android.

Obviously, we expect the handset to receive Android 4.3 as soon as it’s available. According to LlabTooFeR, the smartphone will be updated a few weeks after release. Considering that this HTC One flavor will be launched on June 26, it must mean Android 4.3 is coming out at some point in July, at least for this device – assuming, of course, that the time frame offered by the developer is accurate.

When will Google unveil Android 4.3? We still don’t know although we’ve seen plenty of hints that this is happening.. Previous rumors have said that Android 4.3 could be released as early as June 10, while other reports said the new Android OS version will come in July.

Only a few days ago, a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been spotted at a mobile show, but Google is yet to unveil the new OS.

  • MasterMuffin

    The s4 version will probably get it in the same time too

  • Bone

    I feel the Google One is a little rushed, if HTC were on board just a few weeks back it would’ve been presented at I/O. So I think there’s a chance that 4.3 comes to GOne few weeks after release… and to the GoogleS4 on first day…

    • SeraZR™

      maybe they’ll jump straight to 4.3 O_o

  • Android Telegraph

    Sounds legit, Google would want to release Android 4.3 once both HTC One and S4 GE get launched, or they won’t be able to show they meant business when they said Nexus and these Google Editions will get the updates at the same time.

  • Jacob Mustin

    Am i the only one who reads that differently? I read it like this: “the HTC One NE will receive android 4.3 several weeks after android 4.3 is released,” not several weeks after the one is released.

  • Ryan

    I wonder if HTC will make available some of the apps that are currently available on the HTC One, like the remote control app. Then it would be the best of both worlds. Hopefully, there are some third party developers that will make apps for IR control as well.

    • Bone

      Of course not, it wouldn’t make Sense. (pun intended)