One of the most popular smartphone models of 2013 has of course been the HTC One. The device has been one of the most successful models in recent years for the Taiwanese manufacturer thanks to its innovative spec list and stylish design. Android 4.1 Jellybean is the default operating system of the device, but it was recently reported that HTC has begun globally seeding an update to Android 4.2.2 Jellybean to unlocked HTC One handsets.
Owners of the HTC One in the UK have been awaiting this update for several weeks, and GSM Arena has finally reported that owners of the phone in the UK, Ireland and Spain are now able to install the update onto the device. Although it is already a feature packed smartphone, the update will bring the usual performance optimisations and bug fixes along with by welcome package of new features.
The amount of changes is demonstrated by the hefty 416.5 megabyte file download required to install the update onto the phone. The official changelog lists some of the new features bought by the update to include an enhanced launcher bar, new lock screen widgets, widget panel rearrangement, remaining battery percentage displayed on the status bar, 12 new settings on the quick settings panel, and the home button can now be used to instantly launch the Google Now application and options menu. A number of Android 4.2.2 default settings are also bought to the phone like Daydream Mode and PhotoSphere. Existing HTC applications have also seen several upgrades, such as six new themes for the video highlights feature and better file management options on HTC Zoe. For HTC One best deals and cheap HTC One X contracts, visit us at PhonesLimited.
Although the HTC One has been one of the most popular Android Smartphones of 2013, a number of more recently released models have been giving the phone a run for its money. Therefore, the update will allow the device to better compete with newer models, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 which has Android 4.2.2 Jellybean as its default operating system.
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