HTC Americas President Jason Mackenzie just finished saying HTC One Dev Edition owners could expect an Android 4.3 update this week, but it also looks like the update is rolling out en masse in Taiwan. The 4.3 update appears to be coming to all Ones in that market, but a rollout for other regions is still up in the air.

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The file is big, clocking in at 512MB. The Android 4.3 build for the HTC One includes new radios, but there are some more user-facing updates as well :

  • Android 4.3 with Sense 5.0
  • Improved low-light pictures (the purple haze bug?)
  • New charging animation when off
  • Video highlights can now include sound


Developer Editions should be getting an update very similar to this one shortly. Canada is supposed to be receiving the update by the end of the month too. As for the US carrier versions? It'll probably be a bit of a wait while the software is certified.

[XDA 1, XDA 2, Twitter]

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  • TY

    Wow, HTC is fast this time. Keep it up!

  • brararsh

    For the First time they have left Samsung behind.

    HTC is becoming very good these days, people should buy their products if they want some innovations. In this Apple and Samsung war, people are forgetting and not buying phones from other manufacturers.

    A masterpiece HTC One didnt sell in outstanding numbers and now LG G2, another best in class handset is expected to sell same number of units as iPhone achieved in it's first weekend.

    Support people support!!

    Well done HTC!!!

  • Kyle

    The Taiwanese forums are saying that the update didn't fix the purple haze problem. There's a big discussion over at xda. I think it's hardware, but HTC current want to admit it. The worst part is that they keep trying to tell us that's software. Polls taken show that many HTC one's have thus problem (just put your finger over the sensor and you'll see if it goes purple after a few seconds). And yes, your camera may be fine, but users have said that it developed over time, especially after using hdr.

  • Ed Waters

    MY HTC One runs as smooth as silk. I can't wait to see how Android 4.3 will improve performance.

  • Matthew Fry

    And I'm just sitting here with my 4.1.2 One. *sigh*

  • yahyoh

    meanwhile Samsung deep sleeping :/

    galaxy S4 hasn't got any fix for the weird stuttering nor 4.3 not even a leak , Galaxy Note2 hasn't got any big update at all just 4.1 to 4.1.2 with no new real features and hasn't got 4.2 and will not got 4.3 anytime soon ( GS3 the same story but at least it got big update fro 4.0 to 4.1 to 4.1.2 )

  • Adam Goldberg

    Yes, this is fast, but i still haven't gotten 4.2.2 or sense 5 for my Evo 4g LTE on sprint. I want it now though... where is it?! rumors said last week, but nothing came.

    • http://twitter.com/7Syon Eclectech

      Even though I've upgraded from Evo 4G LTE to the HTC One, I hope my Evo friends get some love soon. I think the update to 4.2.2 and Sense 5 would tremendously help the Evo, as the software runs much smoother.

      • Adam Goldberg

        i'm on the verge, like i mean this close *holds thumb and pointer finger almost together, but not quite touching with a miniscule space between the two fingers* to switching to the forbidden fruit.

    • Andres Galvan

      The cards have been in Sprint's hands since July. HTC already updated the One X, One XL, & One X+ internationally.

  • sounder

    On Samsung Updates Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is getting 4.3.

    • Andres Galvan

      It was released with 4.3, I think.

  • http://twitter.com/7Syon Eclectech

    I'm so happy. My HTC One anxiously awaits 4.3