T-Mobile Rolls Out HTC One Android 4.3 Update At Last


Following its delay last week, T-Mobile has at last officially started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.3 over-the-air (OTA) update to all of its carrier-branded HTC One handsets located in the U.S.

The One was released back in March, 2013, and still remains to be one of the most impressive Android-powered devices on the market. In terms of specifications, the handset features a gorgeous 4.7-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, a beefy 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, An Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera and a 2,300 mAh battery .

The update brings a multitude of new software features to the handset, including: Autocomplete, Bluetooth Smart support and Restricted Profiles, to name but a few. In addition, bundled into the upgrade are several enhancements for HTC’s Sense 5 UI, these include brand new video highlight themes, Instagram support in BlinkFeed and improved control over the way the “Home” and “Menu” buttons function.

The full changelog for the Android 4.3 and Sense 5 update can be seen below:

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean & Sense 5.0.
  • Autocomplete – just start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 – Android now supports the latest version of the industry standard for high performance graphics.
  • Additional language support – Android is now translated in Africaans, Amharic (አማርኛ), Hindi (हिंदी), Swahili (Kiswahili), and Zulu (IsiZulu).
  • Hebrew, Arabic, and other RTL (right-to-left) – now supported in the home screen, settings, and Phone, People, and Keep apps.
  • Easier text input – an improved algorithm for tap-typing recognition makes text input easier.
  • Lower latency input for gamepad buttons and joysticks.
  • Location detection through Wi-Fi – use Wi-Fi to detect location without turning on Wi-Fi all the time.
  • Bluetooth Smart support.
  • Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support – display song names on a car stereo.
  • Disabled apps tab – check which apps are disabled in Settings > Apps.
  • Restricted profiles – put your tablet into a mode with limited access to apps and content.
  • Setup wizard simplification – getting started on Android is easier thanks to the ability to correct previous input, and because of streamlined user agreements.
  • Faster user switching – switching users from the lock screen is now faster.
  • Enhanced photo daydream – navigate through interesting albums.