The Android 4.3 update is the latest Android Jelly Bean update. However, only few of the current devices are getting the new upgrade. In fact, many handsets that are already in the market are still running on Android 4.1 and Android 4.2. More astonishing fact is that there are number of devices that are still running on Android 4.1 and are waiting to get the next upgrade.
The HTC One X+ and HTC One X are one of those devices that are still running on Android 4.1. Good news is that HTC has made new upgrades available for the aforementioned handsets for UK customers. Both the handsets are going to get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update along with HTC Sense 5.
The new upgrades will replace the Android 4.1 OS and HTC Sense 4+ UI on the both the devices. Users of these devices will bring a lot of new features like screen lock widgets, visualization with live lyrics for music player, battery level status in Status bar, HTC BlinkFeed and Quick Settings panel.
Many users have already installed the Android 4.2 update on their HTC One X and HTC One X+ handsets. The firmware build of Android 4.2 is 4.18.401.2 for the HTC One X and the build version is 2.18.401.2 for the HTC One X+. Both the devices are available in unlocked version in UK. If you check on the XDA Developers forum, you will see many users of these handsets talking about the update that they have done on their handsets.
The OTA update of HTC One X is of 379.MB and that of HTC One X+ is of 406.63 MB. Customers who purchased the HTC One X and the HTC One X+ through AT&T have not received the update yet. AT&T had taken a lot of time to roll out the Android 4.1 update for the HTC One X handset. So, by going it, we can feel it would take quite some time for AT&T to make the update available for the aforementioned models.
Generally, devices that are new are bound to receive the upgrade first. So, the HTC One X+ is the one that will get the Android 4.2 and Sense 5 upgrade first on AT&T and then the upgrade will arrive on HTC One X.
HTC One line of devices have truly catapulted the Taiwanese brand as a major competitor to the likes of Samsung and other Android powered smartphones manufacturing brands. The HTC One is undoubtedly the best smartphone they have ever made. The Taiwanese manufacturer has revealed earlier this year that they won’t be offering the Android 4.2 for the HTC One. Instead they will skip to make way for Android 4.3 for US customers.
It is only in September that the HTC One users in US will be able to update their devices with the Android 4.3 update. The Taiwanese tech giant has also told that they would be doing the same with the Droid DNA (HTC Butterfly offered by Verizon. The HTC Butterfly has already received the Android 4.2 and HTC Sense 5 update.