Taiwanese handset maker HTC on Monday confirmed that it will be seeding Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to its flagship HTC One smartphone, although it did not provide a specific timeframe for the update. The HTC One, which currently runs Android 4.1 with HTC Sense on top, was released in late April alongside the Samsung Galaxy S4.
For those that would prefer not to wait, Google will be releasing an HTC One running stock Android on June 26th. The smartphone will initially launch in the United States, running on AT&T and T-Mobile, with the 32 GB model retailing for $599 through the Google Play online store. The handset will run Android 4.2.2 out of the box.
According to R.W. Baird’s William Power, speaking with Barron’s, the HTC One has positioned itself as the third-best selling smartphone in the United States on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, behind the iPhone and Galaxy S4. The device features a 4.7-inch display, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM and 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera.
Sources: Engadget, Barron’s