HTC One, which has been operating on Android Jelly Bean v4.1.2 since its release, is all set to experience the much anticipated 4.2 update. Jelly Bean 4.2 has been rolled out to several Samsung devices, including the most recent Samsung Galaxy S4. Previously, diversified launch dates for the update were rumored. The latest of these rumors claimed a July release, which seems to have gone true.
The update is to be rolled out to HTC One users in Australia and France. Recently, HTC released an official statement requesting fans to hold on to their patience, as the update may be delayed but will definitely be released without much hassles and would be rolled out to HTC One users across the world gradually. A recognized ROM developer at @LLabTooFeR has facilitated the surfacing of such rumors. He claims that the update is to surface soon and is close to completion.
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update will be compatible with HTC’s 5.0 User Interface. The update will also bring some new elements to HTC One. The battery charge notification will be showcased just beside the indicator after this update. Notable amongst other specs that the update will initiate on HTC One are Android Equaliser controls or EQS, which will be incorporated in the notifications menu at the upper right corner of the screen.
Android Daydream, a notably new spec, will arrive with the Jelly Bean 4.2 update. It would facilitate HTC One users to particularize and customize their screen saver, while the smartphone is put to charge on an idle mode. A user will also be able to access Google Now by long pressing the locked screen of the device without actually unlocking it. However, users still need to wait a bit in order to experience these features on their HTC One, until the Taiwanese tech officially confirms its release date.