October 29, 2013
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HTC One

Verizon might have been the first carrier to update to Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S4, but the same can’t be said for the HTC One. Not only was Verizon the last carrier to receive the One, it is also the last of the big four carriers to get the Android 4.3 update.

Not only do almost all unlocked/developer versions of the HTC One have Android 4.3 in tow, the carrier versions from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are also rocking the update.

So how much longer are Big Red customers going to have to wait? Taking to Twitter, HTC’s Jason Mackenzie revealed it will be another month. No word on what’s causing the delay, though.

 

— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 29, 2013

 

While it could be a bug with HTC’s software, odds are the real problem lies somewhere in Verizon’s update process – considering all the other carriers passed the update through with relative ease.

Honestly we can’t say we are surprised to hear about a delay. For one thing, the HTC One on Verizon’s network shipped with Android 4.2, so the carrier might feel that getting the OS update out isn’t as crucial. For another, being late to the party is usually Verizon’s style.

For those on Verizon, are you disappointed by the delay, or are you perfectly happy with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the time being?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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