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.
@htc One Vz customers: we need more time to spin new SW & re-test 4.3 update. Approx a month. Appreciate your patience as we work to deliver
— 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?