As opposed to its rival the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC’s latest flagship Android smartphone had a disadvantage. It didn’t come with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed. Despite the fact that its a minor update, Android 4.2.2 started rolling out recently for international variant of HTC One after weeks of speculation about its release. Carriers in the U.S. are yet to roll out Android 4.2.2 for this device, there’s a possibility that they might jump straight to Android 4.3 instead of 4.2.2. HTC President Jason Mackenzie said that HTC One Dev edition will jump to the latest Android update and its possible that this might be the case for all One variants available through carriers in the U.S.
Mackenzie however did not say when the update will be rolled out. He was responding to a tweet from a user who was frustrated that Verizon HTC One was likely to come with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed whereas customers on other carriers are yet to receive this update. No confirmation has been received as yet regarding this jump from carriers. He did say that they made this decision for Dev edition “because 4.3 is so close. And 2.2 offered limited customer benefit.” Android 4.3 is the latest version of Jelly Bean, it didn’t turn out to be the major update most people were expecting it to be.