We recently learned that Verizon and HTC were just about ready to begin rolling the Android 4.3 update to One users. The news the update had been approved came by way of Executive Director of Product Management at HTC who posts as @moversi on Twitter. The tweet mentioned how the update was expected to begin early this week and well, it looks like things are progressing. Verizon has recently posted the full changelog for the update.
The update will have your HTC One to jumping to Android 4.3 with build number 2.10.605.1 and baseband version 188.8.131.522_2. The general line from Verizon is how the update will “improve the performance” of your handset. More to the point here, the update has a few items broken down into three sections; Video Highlight improvements, key operating system enhancements and bug fixes.
The video related improvements include being able to add your own music to Video Highlights video. Once updated this will be done by tapping Menu -> Select Music to choose the song you want to add. The operating system portion includes the VZ Cloud app, which will now be preloaded. With this users will be able to backup contacts, images, text messages and call logs. You will also be able to use the VZ Cloud to transfer content to a new device.
Lastly, there are the bug fixes, which include the following items;
Increased charging speed when using Mophie Juicepack power station
Corrected faint ringing noise from earpiece
Play purchased ringtones
Connection error fixed in the HTC Watch application
View the correct date using the all day calendar reminder
Conjunction words are better recognized on device keyboard
Backup Assistant performance
Changelog aside, those carrying a Verizon HTC One now have two options to consider — sit back and wait for the notification to arrive or take the pro-active approach and go looking. As we suspect more will opt for the latter, you can grab your handset and navigate to Settings -> Phone Update -> Check for Update to try and get the process started.