As most HTC One users can yell you, the much anticipated high-end phone is really lagging behind when it comes to which Android version it is running. The One should have come out of the box with Android 4.2 when it was released, however it is still running on yesterday’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (coupled with Sense 5,) all while the newest version of Android 4.2 has been out for almost six months.
As expected, HTC One users have been begging for an update, and thankfully their wish may be granted sooner than they thought. Over the weekend, a source known for providing insider information on HTC devices tweeted that the HTC One could get an update in as little as 2-3 weeks. What would Android 4.2 bring to the HTC One? The most significant updates are the ability to have widgets in the lock screen, a quick-settings panel in the notification drop-down, and a swipe-based keyboard.
The HTC insider (@LlabTooFeR) also included a tweet that referred to a “Senseless” HTC One that may be released as early as this summer. The device would be a similar version of the One, running stock Android (just like the Galaxy S4 “Google Edition” unveiled at I/O.) This may definitely all be speculation, however @LlabTooFeR has a stunning reputation when it comes to leaks of HTC’s handsets. He/shecorrectly predicted the HTC First, as well as the specifications of the HTC M4, which is rumored to hit the market as the HTC One Mini.
Of course this is still all rumor and no confirmations or dates have been set. As soon as we hear more we will make sure to update you with all the details. Until then let us know, are you comfortable with your One running 4.1, or will you be excited to have Android 4.2 on board?