Verizon Now Rolling Out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean For Carrier-Branded HTC One


Yesterday, I wrote that Verizon had finally posted the official update documents for the upcoming build 2.10.605.1. Android 4.3 update for the HTC One on its website, and today tons of reports have been flying in confirming that Big Red branded handsets have already started to receive the much-anticipated upgrade. In addition to the latest build of 4.3 Jelly Bean, the update also brings a truckload of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations for the handset, as well as the implementation of a couple of new features.

The HTC One was released back in March, 2013, and packs a gorgeous ultra-bright 4.7-inch super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset powered by four 1.7GHz Krait 300 CPU’s, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of non-expandable flash memory, a 4-megapixel “UltraPixel” camera and a 2,300 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.

The full changelog for the upcoming over-the-air update can be seen below:

Key OS Enhancements: 

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • HTC Sense 5.5
  • VZ Cloud App now comes preloaded — which allows users to backup contacts, photos, text messages and call logs. They can then transfer content to their new phone if the old one is lost or stolen.

Key Issues Have Been Resolved:

  • Increased charging speed when using Mophie Juicepack power station.
  • Corrected faint ringing noise from earpiece.
  • Play purchased ringtones.
  • Connection error fixed in the HTC Watch application.
  • View the correct data using the all day calendar reminder.
  • Conjunction words are better recognized on the device keyboard.
  • Backup Assistant performance.

Gallery>Video Highlight Improvements:

  • Add your own music tracks to Video Highlights video — simply tap “Menu”, then “Select Music”, to choose a song from your collection.

If you own a Verizon-branded HTC One and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification on your handset prompting you to download and install the update when it’s ready for your handset.