Android 4.2 for HTC One only 2-3 weeks away?


With rumors surfacing yesterday about a possible HTC One running a stock Android install, another rumor surfaced that may be more interesting for current owners of the device or those not willing to wait for confirmation of the “Google experience” HTC One. Over on Twitter, developer @LlabTooFer responded to an inquiry about Android 4.2’s availability on the HTC One with “2-3 weeks I think.” @LlabTooFer has been a reliable source of information about HTC software updates in the past.

Along with the rumor about Android 4.2 coming to the HTC One, @LlabTooFer also posted recently about an update that was in the works for last year’s HTC One X which would bring it up to Android 4.2 and Sense 5.0. If all the rumors are true, it looks like HTC is working to bring the Android 4.2 goodies to a large swath of their customers. If they succeed and establish a reputation of quick work to keep devices up to date with Android versions, that could be a positive step in helping them regain some lustre and marketshare.


source: @LlabTooFar

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Dave Geraghty

    When we see comments like this are they saying 2-3 weeks till it pushes to phones or until it goes to carriers?

    • axi27

      Exactly. Htc one international maybe but rerouting through the carriers is always a different story.

  • Grnlantern

    Are you commenting on my Droid Inc, Thunderbolt, and HTC Rezound all which are behind said models similar to Motorola (Bionic, Razr) and Samsung (Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3) and for the Record the HTC One should have Launched with 4.2. I wish HTC the best but they are not the quickest to update phones unless you are talking about the international versions.

  • Toss3

    Only 2-3 weeks? Why on earth did it not launch with 4.2.2? 4.3 is just around the corner, and I’m pretty sure Samsung will once again deliver it to their customers before anyone else (except of course for the Nexus devices).