Verizon HTC One update to Android 4.3 delayed by a month

by: Andrew GrushOctober 29, 2013


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?

  • linda low

    What about 4.3 update for users Singapore? When will we get the update?

    • Amine Elouakil

      For singapour it should a matter of days, it will be sense 5.5 + 4.3 update, (the update already started deploying in europe)

  • Anibal Polak

    hace mas de un mes que recibi la actualizacion de mi htc one 4.3 jelly bean y les aseguro que no hay grandes mejoras.asi que no se desesperen por la llegada de esta insignificante actualizacion.

    • MSmith79

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. ;)

      Just kidding. Thank you Google Translate though:
      “more than a month ago I received the update on my htc one 4.3 jelly bean and I assure you there are no major changes or improvements. so do not despair as this is a small update.”

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  • Kari Yozamp

    Sick of Verizon’s cockiness! Always late to the party with offering the “flagship” phones and update releases. I would jump ship to a different carrier in a heartbeat, but I’ve tried them all and even though Verizon has a superiority complex, it is the lessor of all evils (for me anyway). But I still may consider going back to one of the other 3 carriers if anyone who shares comments on this site would be willing to let me know if they’re really happy with Sprint, ATT or T-Mobile, and what they like the most and least about them. All input will be much welcomed!! :)

    • Amine Elouakil

      HTC has already made the update and Verizon asking for retest lol! (maybe they coudn’t put their logo in it? xD but from an objective stand point, Vz HTC One has already 4.2.2, 4.3 + Sense 5 doesn’t bring anything new to the table from a user experience point of view, it brings few enhancement under the hood tho

  • jack

    you android losers have to get approval from carriers to get your carrier-locked phone updated? lol pathetic. keep sucking the balls of these dog-eaters from Shamesung