TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC's flagship HTC One smartphone will be upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean next month, a company executive has revealed.
HTC president of global sales Jason Mackenzie spilled news of the update on Twitter, saying that the firm will start rolling out Google's latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system to the HTC One next month following certification.
Lots of questions re 4.3 release for One. We r wrking hard (needs cert) to release 4.3 across all US, Canada skus by end Sept. DNA as well.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) August 19, 2013
Unfortunately, Mackenzie mentioned only US and Canada release plans without saying when the update will start arriving on HTC One handsets in the UK. He also didn't say whether the update will also be rolled out to the HTC One Mini. We've asked HTC for further information.
The wait shouldn't be too painful for UK customers, though, as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean doesn't deliver many new features. Instead, the update brings a handful of changes to Google's mobile operating system, with Open GL 3.0 support chief among these, allowing developers to create more graphics heavy titles for Android phones.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean also delivers HD 1080p Netflix streaming, support for Bluetooth Smart accessories and multi-user support, complete with restricted profiles.
Like HTC, Sony has also been quick to announce its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean plans, having started rolling out the update to its Xperia Z lineup earlier this month.
Check out our Android 4.3 Jelly Bean review. µ