HTC One Android 4.3, JellyBean Update to Roll Out in September

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    A blue version of the HTC One that could launch for Verizon soon.
By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
August 19, 2013|11:16 am

The HTC One Android 4.3 JellyBean update will begin rolling out in Sept. for those who own the developer edition.

This was confirmed in a tweet made by Jason Mackenzie, president of Global Sales at HTC.

The HTC One Developer Edition will skip over Android 4.2 and go straight to Android 4.3, according to the information.

This model launched earlier this year and features an unlocked bootloader, 64GB of unlocked storage, and is aimed at those who are interested in developing their own custom ROMs for the device. This version can be purchased directly through HTC without a contract and is SIM free in the U.S. retailing at $649.99.

Both the regular HTC One and Developer Edition launched with Android 4.1, JellyBean. The Android 4.2.2 update rolled out overseas but is not yet available in the U.S. The Verizon version will come with Android 4.2.2 at launch. Android 4.3 will be the first update that the HTC One Developer Edition will receive.

The HTC One Max release date could be set for Q4 of 2013.

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The company's Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho confirmed yesterday that HTC is working on a variant of the One without mentioning that is was the Max model. He also stated that HTC will focus on fewer products this year in order to correct the confusion they caused in 2012.

Ho stated that the company would launch "two to three mid-tier Desire-branded phones" by the end of the year, as well as "a variant of the flagship One series in the fourth quarter." This variant will most likely be the One Max.

The HTC One Max specs were revealed in a new report.

The new phablet device will feature a 5.9-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which clocks in at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, a 4-ultrapixel camera, Boomsound dual front-facing stereo speakers, and a 3,3000 mAh non-removable Li-poly battery, according to Android Police.

 

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