Unofficial sources suggest the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One might well be on its way. That it would be arriving soon is quite predictable considering its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has already been inducted into the Jelly Bean club. The HTC One has just made it past the crippling production issues that had prevented it from invading the markets in full force. While that scuttled the initial advantage that the HTC One had against the Galaxy S4, it surely won’t like to be found wanting when it comes to the all-important update to the latest Android Jelly Bean build.
However, while we don’t know when the update will be reaching the HTC Ones, we do have an idea of what the update will bring along. For instance, sources point out the user interface has been provided a thorough once over so that the drop down notification center sports a fresh re-design which is now a lot akin to the stock Android Jelly Bean or the TouchWiz on the S4. This will present the user with a quick access to the user profile, as well as a few other connectivity options such as quick toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode and so on.
These apart, the update will also provide the user with a quick view of the battery level indicator in percentage, Android Daydream, extended quick settings, along with a new app drawer format that will enable the user to add or remove icons from the dock and so on.
HTC is desperate to ensure the ‘One’ device scripts a success story of its own to bring some respite to the financial mess it has found itself in following increasing competition from Samsung and Apple. Now with production issues resolved, the company is keen to swamp the market with the device that does impress with its features and performance. Plus, there also is HTC One Google Edition featuring stock Android Jelly Bean which should suffice those who are eager for the goodness of the One as well as vanilla Jelly Bean. The device though is priced $599.