Despite reports that the Android 4.3 update for Verizon’s HTC One variant was just around the corner, it looks like we’ll have to wait a few more weeks before upgrading the OS on our aluminum handsets. Jason Mackenzie, the head of HTC America, took to Twitter today to announce that it will be about a month until the latest version of Android lands on the company’s flagship phone for Verizon users.
@htc One Vz customers: we need more time to spin new SW & re-test 4.3 update. Approx a month. Appreciate your patience as we work to deliver
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 29, 2013
Android 4.3 brings some minor changes to the Jelly Bean OS, including restricted profile settings that parents can use when sharing a device with their children, and Bluetooth Smart technology support. It also should deliver Sense 5.5 with several UI enhancements.
With Google’s release of Android 4.4 KitKat OS expected to arrive any day now, that means HTC One users will be upgrading to an already outdated operating system. The upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat is expected to bring some major improvements, including new mobile payment options and a redesigned messaging app.