Android 4.3 for HTC One is coming soon, upgrading the device from it’s initial 4.1.2 version that came out of the box. Android 4.2.2 and 4.3 are not major upgrades, so skipping ahead to Android 4.3 from 4.1.2 will make it easier for carriers in Canada and U.S. to roll out to customers with one less release needed.
The recently released Android 4.3 included minor additions to the Android OS from its previous 4.2.2 release. A feature introduced in 4.3 was Profile Restriction along with minor performance tweaks. At the same time, 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 wasn’t a major upgrade so skipping 4.2.2 will not be a major issue and will save carriers and consumers time from having to release and download a version of Android that is similar and doesn’t bring new user functionality.
Like all HTC smartphones, except for the Google edition version of HTC One, HTC will build their Sense UI over Android 4.3 so the minor performance tweaks may not be as noticeable, but users will have the profile restrictions feature. However, given that HTC Sense 5.0 does not have many other applications running in the background whereby creating bloatware, we expect the HTC One to continue to run efficiently and smoothly on Android 4.3.