The upcoming Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is slated to be just an incremental update over the current Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. As such, no significant changes should be expected from the Android 4.3 version when it comes out. Launch of this update has been written and spoken about at great length, and therefore the final effect when the update sees light of day could turn out to be very bland. The one single noticeable feature that this upgrade would bring along with is the default support for Bluetooth 4.0.
Google would naturally make the upgraded OS available on their own products first, though the toss could be between the Nexus 4 or the Nexus 7. There is however HTC who are also working on the upgrade for their HTC One smartphone. This device had arrived in the market a few months ago and at that time had Android 4.1.2 running on it. Thereafter the OS received an update to push it up to Android 4.2. Bluetooth SIG website is now indicating that the HTC One comes with Android 4.3 and also adds that it supports Bluetooth 4.0. Point to note is that Android 4.2 does not boast of inherent Bluetooth 4.0 support.
Model number as listed at the SIG site is “PN071xx_Android 4.3_G” which is that of the HTC One. There are chances however that the “G” notation in the number indicates it to be a Google edition and not the Sense 5 variant. It was the HTC One with the Sense 5 UI that received the Android 4.2 update recently.
The updates that are being released by Google would be available to the ultimate gadgets like HTC One not as per when Google decides but rather when HTC decides. HTC is this case seems to be keeping in line their work on the gadget so that it can update to the latest immediately when Google releases the same.
Owners of the HTC One, Sense edition can also expect their update in a short time after the release.