For all the praise that the HTC One has received ever since its launch back in March, one major point of criticism has been the fact that the high and mighty smartphone runs on Android 4.1.2, and owners of the device have been impatiently waiting for the 4.2 update to arrive.
Now, according to Twitter user @LlabTooFeR, known for his usually accurate inside news on HTC, has announced on the social network that the 4.2.2 update for the HTC One could come as soon as sometime in the next “2-3 weeks.” Even an HTC employee has been mischievously tweeting lately that the update is incoming soon, so it seems like the One might surely be up-to-date with the times before the month ends.
But the good news doesn’t end there. Apparently, a “Nexus” version of the HTC One running stock Android, similar to the Galaxy S4 Google Edition shown off at I/O, is also in the works, with LlabTooFeR saying he knows “for a fact” that non-Sense (see what I did there?) One exists. I personally believe that Google is looking at launching Nexus versions of the flagship devices from different manufacturers each year, so while this could turn out to be a rumor, I’m betting it’s true. Actually, cancel that, I’m hoping it is true, as the amalgamation of stock Android with the HTC One’s hardware would be a dream come true.
The HTC One Google Edition is expected to be announced sometime this summer, and I wouldn’t put it past Google to make an announcement after the Nexus Galaxy S4 goes up for sale. For now users can look forward to the Android 4.2.2 update, which would add features like faster switching between apps, lockscreen widgets, quick toggles in status bar, accessibility improvements and more.
Update: Looks like the update might arrive in less than 2-3 weeks. @LlabTooFeR just tweeted this:
Hurry up HTC, the wait is killing us.