Android 4.2.2 Rolls Out To HTC One In Parts Of Europe
The long-awaited Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One has already been rolled out in Taiwan and China, and now just a few days later, its started to touch down in parts of Europe. The 465MB update is being rolled out in stages to 4G LTE versions of the phone, with the 3G update following some time in the near future.
The upgrade introduces some essential new features to the HTC One, which include the ability to add widgets to the lock screen, and the implementation of a quick settings panel with toggles for brightness, WiFi, Bluetooth and Airplane mode. There are also several home button enhancements, one of which enables you to remove the irritating navigation bar which repeatedly appears at the bottom of your apps.
The full list of changes consists of:
- Android 4.2.2 update
- Launcher bar enhancement
- Widget panel rearrangement
- Lock screen widgets
- Enhanced Home button behavior
- Add Home button options to make navigation menu bar removable
- Show battery level in status bar
- Quick settings panel: 12 default settings by new touch gesture
- AE/AF lock feature: Lock exposure/focus in viewfinder screen
- New Zoe file format for better file management
- Video Highlights: Add 6 more themes
- Music channel: Add seek, fast/back forward functions to enhance user experience
These things may change slightly based on your region, but you can be sure that the core features will be available to all HTC One owners with this update.
As is the norm with many major updates, you may have to wait a little longer for your software upgrade, depending on where you bought your handset. If you have a carrier-branded HTC One, then your wait could be considerably longer as it is customary for the manufacturer to push out the update to unlocked devices first.
If you own a European HTC One, head into Settings>About> Software Updates to check to see if your device is eligible for the update.