If you sprang for an HTC One Developer Edition back when the phone was launched and have been patiently waiting for your Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update, you might as well stop waiting. But that's a good thing! According to a Twitter post from HTC's Global Sales President and Head of America Jason Mackenzie, the Developer Edition will skip right over the incremental 4.2.2 update and go straight to 4.3.
@jmwein we definitely care and want you to have great experience. 2.2 is minor update so decided to go straight to 4.3.
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) August 17, 2013
Please note: this is the HTC One Developer Edition, the 64GB, SIM-free, bootloader-unlocked GSM-LTE phone sold on HTC's American site. It runs HTC's Sense software, and is not to be confused with the HTC One Google Play Edition (which already has 4.3). Mackenzie stated that the Developer Edition would skip Android 4.2 after a user asked him why the Verizon HTC One was getting Android 4.2.2 at launch while he was still waiting. Of course, Mackenzie's answer begs the question of when the Verizon phone will get 4.3, and the president gave no indication of when HTC One owners on any network might see 4.3. We've reached out to HTC for a comment on the matter.
The 4.2.2 update for the One began rolling out internationally late last month, but the AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint versions of the One are still rocking Android 4.1. Here's hopping that they decide to give the 4.3 jump to American versions of the phone, and that the carriers don't drag their heels with their own additions to the software.
Source: Jason Mackenzie - Thanks, Anon!