It has truly been a long wait for HTC One owners waiting for an Android 4.2.2 update. Much to their disappointment, a rumored mid-June launch never made it. Now, a July launch seems imminent based on rumors triggered by U.K. carrier Three’s Twitter message conveying that HTC pulled back the update. Plus, Carrier Telstra has said that it is expecting the “initial vendor submission,” after which it will test the update and roll it out on July 22nd.
HTC has yet to reveal any information about an Android 4.2.2 update for its flagship smartphone. But, after U.K. carrier Three’s report, rumors started saying that HTC may never release the update. But, Engadget and HTCSource have recently confirmed that the Android 4.2.2 update for HTC is on track.
To put things in perspective, HTC One users must consider that fact that HTC will not leave its flagship lingering with Android 4.1, when its competitors, especially Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z, are rocking the Android 4.2.2. In fact, a longer wait will push consumers to Samsung and other brands. So, HTC will do its best to avoid such a situation, considering that it is already sliding against Samsung.
A recent rumor said that HTC One will be updated to the Android 4.2 upgrade in June and then the latest Android iteration in July. The delay has definitely been frustrating for HTC One owners, with many deliberating that it is meaningless to own a flagship model that lags behind its competitors in software and firmware versions. But the good news is that HTC is working on the Android update alongside its new Sense 5.0 user interface. It implies that HTC is releasing a more comprehensive software update, with added features and bug fixes.