Verizon HTC One's update to Android 4.3 now going out in phases

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: December 17, 2013

Verizon HTC One rear

It's finally here, Verizon HTC One owners. Of course I'm referring to your Android 4.3 update, which was originally slated to roll out back in October before being hit by an unfortunate snag that forced HTC to rebuild and retest the software. Yesterday we saw Verizon post the official support documents for the update, suggesting that the start of the actual rollout was near, and now Verizon has confirmed that it is indeed underway. Verizon's Albert Aydin just announced that the HTC One's Android 4.3 update is now going out in phases with the following enhancements in tow:

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 date using the all day calendar reminder
  • Conjunction words are better recognized on device keyboard
  • Backup Assistant performance

KEY OS ENHANCEMENTS

  • VZ Cloud App is now preloaded
    • Back up contacts, photos, text messages and call logs
    • Transfer that content to your new phone or if other is lost/stolen

GALLERY>VIDEO HIGHLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS

  • Add your own music tracks to Video Highlights video
    • Simply tap Menu>Select Music to choose a song from your collection

Obviously it's kind of a bummer that the Verizon HTC One's update to Android 4.3 is arriving nearly two months after the other carrier-branded Ones got it, but hey, at least it's finally here. What's more, HTC has already said that this delay won't affect the Verizon One's bump up to Android 4.4 KitKat, which is expected to arrive by the end of January 2014.

If you've got a Verizon HTC One that you call your daily companion, be sure to shout out in the comments below once the Android 4.3 update finally makes its way to your neck of the woods!

Via @VZWalbert, Verizon Wireless

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