HTC owners have been waiting for the Android 4.2.2 update to their devices for a while now, but speculation about when that would the release would take place has just ended. HTC Malaysia released an update on their Facebook page, stating that the update would be released to the HTC One Dual SIM, One Mini and One Max this week.
The update will be rolling out in stages, so users might still have to be a little patient before they get the update. The rollout may take as long as a couple weeks to be completed.
The update will bring the new KitKat style notifications bar with white icons, as well as Sense 5.5, cloud print support, and an upgraded Gallery app. “Ok, Google” voice commands have also been added to the Voice Search feature.
HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management tweeted some good news for owners of the AT&T HTC One X this evening. He indicated that “technical approval” had been received for the release of Sense 5 with the Android 4.2.2 update for the device. The update to Android 4.2.2 will be the end of the line for Android updates on the device, but users will at least get to experience some of the features of Sense 5 like Blinkfeed and Video Highlights to go with the new user interface.
According to Versi, the updates are targeted to rollout as an over-the-air update starting on Wednesday, January 29th. Are you still rocking an HTC One X and looking forward to this update?
The HTC One X+ is receiving Android 4.2.2 as we post. This will be the last update the device will receive, as we reported earlier. This update includes a Sense 5.0 user interface overhall, which has most of the features from the HTC One besides camera features and BoomSound. This is probably going to be a slow rollout, but you can try manually updating.
Here’s the changelog:
- Android Version: 4.2.2
- HTC Sense: 5.0
- NFC Fixes
- AT&T Address Book Fixes
Nexus device owners received Android 4.4.2 last week, and now the Google Play Edition of the HTC One is getting the update as well.
HTCDev also posted the framework support files (468.4MB) for the new build— if you’re not comfortable flashing anything to your phone, you might be better off waiting for the OTA update. (It really isn’t a big update so you’re not missing out.)
Got the update already? Let us know it the comments.
While we heard last month that Sense 5 and Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 would indeed be coming to the DROID DNA, we’re going to have to keep waiting. Verizon finally approved an update for the DROID DNA, but it doesn’t include Sense 5, or a new version of Android. Instead, users will receive a 33MB update to software version 2.07.605.1 710RD, which just adds support for TalkBack.
Source: Verizon Support
We now have news that the HTC DROID DNA will be receiving Sense 5 through Verizon soon, but we don’t know whether it will send alongside Android 4.2.2 or 4.3.
We previously believed that HTC would be skipping Android 4.2.2 on most of their devices, as they tweeted that since it was a “minor” update, they would be going straight to 4.3. This might have only been referring to the HTC One Dev Edition, but the tweet was not clear.
Either way, we do know that Sense 5 will be arriving soon, which will bring a series of updates that will improve your device.
Source: Verizon Wireless
HTC started updating the global HTC One to Android 4.2.2 back in July and they followed it up with the One X last month. Since the Verizon Wireless version of the One already has Android 4.2.2 along with Sense 5, I figured I would do a quick walkthrough with the changes.
Those of you that never received the Android 4.1.2 update (One X users) might want to check out my walkthrough of Sense 5 since most of the major changes are in that video. The 4.2.2 update is still part of Sense 5 and isn’t drastically different, but there are some notables such as changes to the Zoe file system, more options for Video Highlights, Daydream, and a pull down quick toggle settings menu. Hit the break for the complete video walkthrough.
Earlier today, we reported that HTC American President Jason Mackenzie confirmed they will skip Android 4.2.2 and go straight to Android 4.3 for the HTC One Dev Edition. We surmised this would be the case for carrier versions, at least in the U.S., and possibly Canada. The only question left is when will the update take place?
According to another tweet from Mr. Mackenzie, they are working hard to get all Ones in both the U.S. and Canada updated to Android 4.3 by the end of September. The DROID DNA is also included. This isn’t a promise, just that they are working hard. Hopefully they can get it done.
The Google edition HTC One already has Android 4.3, and many unlocked HTC Ones already have Android 4.2.2 (including the upcoming Verizon version), but it looks like most HTC One owners won’t get the 4.2.2 update at all, but instead get the 4.3 update. HTC President Jason Mackenzie confirmed this regarding the HTC One Dev Edition via Twitter so we can only assume this will be the case for most carrier versions.
This is kind of good news, with some bad news thrown in. Although it’s nice to know you will get the 4.3 update, it only means a longer wait. Not only do you have to wait for HTC to get 4.3 ready for all carrier versions, you still have to wait for each carrier to go through their long and tedious approval process.
Owners of last year’s souped up HTC One X, the HTC One X+, should be on the lookout for a new update wanting to install on their devices to bring their Android version up to 4.2.2. Along with the upgraded Android version, they will also receive HTC’s Sense 5 UI. Along with the Sense 5 UI, HTC includes the BlinkFeed homescreen, the ability to create 30 second clips from gallery images, camera focus lock with a long press, some music player enhancements, and battery improvements.
The update to Android 4.2.2 means owners of the HTC One X+ will get to enjoy features like lockscreen widgets, a quick settings panel, triple-tap magnification, Gesture Mode navigation, and other performance improvements. The update clocks in at 484MB. HTC has started rolling out the update, but it is going in phases, so the notification may not have shown up on your phone yet if you own one of these devices. You can always perform a manual check by going to Settings -> About phone -> Software update or using the HTC Sync Manager on a computer.