While we have not heard any official word from HTC about the Android 4.3
update to the HTC One, it seems
the company has started the rollout in its home-turf, according to
@LlabTooFeR, who claims to be a ROM developer, has posted an
image of the screenshot of the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One on
Twitter. The tweet
mentions, "HTC One in Taiwan just started getting Android 4.3."
latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC's flagship smartphone
looks to be available over the air (OTA). The screenshot reveals the
software build number to be 3.18.709.2 and is about 512MB. The tweet
also mentions that the update brings bug fixes and enhancements for the
HTC One which majorly include battery charging animation in power-off
state, improvements in gallery and camera department with upgrade to
colour contrasts in low-light situations and adding soundtracks to
highlights. However, the official change log has not been revealed, yet.
was also rumoured that with Android 4.3 update, the HTC One would also
receive the new Sense 5.5 UI, however there's been no mention of this
with the currently reported update.
Last month, a tweet by HTC's
president of global sales, Jason Mackenzie confirmed that the Android 4.3 update would be rolled out to the HTC One in US
and Canada by the end of September. HTC's 2013 flagship smartphone was
released in February and natively ran Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5
UI out of the box. Despite the company announcing an update for the One
to Android 4.2.2 in Asia and European markets, the update has not been
rolled out across the globe.
For those unaware, the HTC One comes
with a 4.7-inch full-HD display with 468 pixels per inch packed in an
aluminium unibody. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm
Snapdragon 600 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. HTC One comes with 32GB
and 64GB storage options, but without expandable storage. Connectivity
options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC,
Infrared and Micro-USB.