HTC One Android 4.3 update

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HTC One Android 4.3 update

Ok, many of us have heard directly from HTC Execs that the HTCs in the US (and Canada) are goign otmove this phoent o Android 4.3 by the end of September.  There are a number of sources out there, including teh original tweets, but it looks like carriers have the software and are simply working on certification with HTC.   

 

AT&T mods, any official word on this on your end?  Are you guys (and gals) finally able to give us soemthign to look forward to?!  I remember the tragically delayed 4.1 update for the One x earlie rthis year....god forbid that repeats itself, especially when we know for a fact that ATT has the software in hand and HTC is motivated by an actualy time frame.

 

Thanks!

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There will never be any "official" release dates from any carrier. I would imagine if they fail to release the update on a stated date, the number of lawsuits would increase.
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Yes, you're absolutely right.  To clarify, I wasn't asking for a release date, just seeing if ATT wanted to graciously update with with their side of the story.  In the past, Jamileh has been pretty good about doing what she can to give us some sort of information.

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" HTC President Jason Mackenzie claimed that the company was working hard with U.S. carriers to get the software certified for arrival "  - He doesn’t offer a specific time but It look like AT&T and T Mobil are THE LAST ONE IN THE WORLD to get the update...to be honest this may take weeks :-((

 

Please don't let this bother you AT$T is working hard for you :-((

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Well, to be fair, it's really just been the Dev Edition and the One in Taiwan (HTC's home country) to receive the update so far.  That may have changed int eh last couple of days, but Iw as traveling and haven't followed up yet. Regardless, no carriers in N.A have received it so I can't completely hate on AT&T yet.  But they'll no doubt do nothing to hurry it along and Credit HTC's McKenzie for updating the consumers. As usual, it's clear that AT&T (and other carriers) are once again teh reason we as end-users get comepletely screwed in this equation.  Hopefully they push it along, but it's our own fault for going on contracts and getting stuck.  This is why I decided a few months back to never again purcahse a carrier locked model.  I'm done with the crap that AT&T puts out.  It's such a shame how inferier a product we are given here in the States compared to many other carrier offerings around the world. 

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oh yeah, looks like the unlocked Int'l versions areg etting it too.  YEah so of course its the N.A. carriers screwing their customers.  Can't wait to get that update with all the awesome AT&T software that I'll immediately remove from the phone!

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Owning a non-branded phone, especially one that's loaded with stock Android, is extremely liberating. It eliminates all frustration that comes with waiting for a carrier to release an update.

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kgbkny wrote:

Owning a non-branded phone, especially one that's loaded with stock Android, is extremely liberating. It eliminates all frustration that comes with waiting for a carrier to release an update.


The Google editions are certainly a welcome addition to the choices.  For a long time, it was only the Nexus line that had the benefit of being "non-branded" in the US.  But it was really only one phone for a given "generation" or year.  And not always the best hardware around (really never liked LG phones, and still don't).

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redpoint73 wrote:

kgbkny wrote:

Owning a non-branded phone, especially one that's loaded with stock Android, is extremely liberating. It eliminates all frustration that comes with waiting for a carrier to release an update.


The Google editions are certainly a welcome addition to the choices.  For a long time, it was only the Nexus line that had the benefit of being "non-branded" in the US.  But it was really only one phone for a given "generation" or year.  And not always the best hardware around (really never liked LG phones, and still don't).


I'm not a fan of LG either. From what I understand, the Google Editions are Google's way of giving customers a choice other than the Nexus to get stock Android and prompt updates, as Google is not too happy with carriers blocking updates. Honestly, the GS4GE is my ideal Android device. I couldn't ask for more.

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yeah i really enjoy the GE options, and what google is doign with phoens like the MOto X.  I absolutely love my HTC One and, had it not come to me as a replacement for a malfunctioning One X, I would have bought t eGE version and been thrilled.  AT&T continues to be just another paltry, slow, out-of-touch carrier.  I gues that's not fair, they're in touch...with our money.  I've already decided that my contract, ending in a couple of months, is, hands down, my last ever with ATT.  I'll potentially hang around month-to-month, but i'll never sign another carrier contract again.  it's the only shred of power we have to fight the costs and bullS#!t they put us through with owning a subsidized phone.  

 

Sprint once again shows that they at least pay attention to their customers a little bit by releasing the update before anyone else.  http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/sprint-htc-one-android-4-3-other-carriers-follow/?utm_medium=feed...

 

at least they know how to make up for lackluster cell service by trying to give consumers the latest and greatest.  ATT c an't even spell customer satisfaction.

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garretttv wrote:

yeah i really enjoy the GE options, and what google is doign with phoens like the MOto X.  I absolutely love my HTC One and, had it not come to me as a replacement for a malfunctioning One X, I would have bought t eGE version and been thrilled.  AT&T continues to be just another paltry, slow, out-of-touch carrier.  I gues that's not fair, they're in touch...with our money.  I've already decided that my contract, ending in a couple of months, is, hands down, my last ever with ATT.  I'll potentially hang around month-to-month, but i'll never sign another carrier contract again.  it's the only shred of power we have to fight the costs and bullS#!t they put us through with owning a subsidized phone.  

 

Sprint once again shows that they at least pay attention to their customers a little bit by releasing the update before anyone else.  http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/sprint-htc-one-android-4-3-other-carriers-follow/?utm_medium=feed...

 

at least they know how to make up for lackluster cell service by trying to give consumers the latest and greatest.  ATT c an't even spell customer satisfaction.


Agreed. I've made the decision not to purchase any more carrier phones, so there is absolutely no incentive for me to sign another contract. I have 9 more months to go under my current contract and will go month-to-month afterwards.

This isn't the first time Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to roll out the latest Android update. At least they got something right!

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AT&T can easily put information out there regarding their Andriod 4.3 update schedule.

 

It is clear they have the software from HTC.

 

It is clear that HTC One (dev editions) are working on their network with Android 4.3.

 

It is also clear (via leaks) that AT&T is/has been working on the update.

 

It is also clear that their focus/effort has been targetted towards Apple IOS7 updates and the new IPhones.

 

AT&T can release a schedule with built in flexibility and tons of disclaimers to protect their liability. They are simply choosing not to do so.

 

I had a web chat conversation with a rep 2 days ago, and that person claimed that the OTA pushes had begun, but would not provide any type of schedule, and further claimed that no one at AT&T could provide a schedule. Of course, they at first claimed that the update was still in testing. Until the Android customers become as pushy as Apple fanbois, AT&T clearly has no intention of treating us as more than living ARPU units.

 

 

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mhill_oregon wrote:

AT&T can easily put information out there regarding their Andriod 4.3 update schedule.

 

It is clear they have the software from HTC.

 

It is clear that HTC One (dev editions) are working on their network with Android 4.3.

 

It is also clear (via leaks) that AT&T is/has been working on the update.

 

It is also clear that their focus/effort has been targetted towards Apple IOS7 updates and the new IPhones.

 

AT&T can release a schedule with built in flexibility and tons of disclaimers to protect their liability. They are simply choosing not to do so.

 

I had a web chat conversation with a rep 2 days ago, and that person claimed that the OTA pushes had begun, but would not provide any type of schedule, and further claimed that no one at AT&T could provide a schedule. Of course, they at first claimed that the update was still in testing. Until the Android customers become as pushy as Apple fanbois, AT&T clearly has no intention of treating us as more than living ARPU units.

 

 



AT&T (or any carrier, for that matter) are completely excluded from the iOS update process. One of Apple's conditions of allowing carriers to sell iPhones is that they keep out of the update process. Apple also refused to allow carriers to put their bloatware on iPhones.
Unfortunately, the situation is quite different with Android, most likely because it's an open source OS, as opposed to a proprietary one. The carriers' "testing" excuse is complete nonsense, as my GS4 Google Edition works perfectly on AT&T's network. When it comes to carrier variants, the software works as it should, but the carriers take their sweet time to ensure that their bloatware plays nicely with the new OS version. This is what causes the delays.
 
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Here is the article I was referred toward via the local AT&T Store when I visited yesterday.

 

HTC One Update Announcement

 

Fairly strange that HTC feels compelled to provide an update schedule for the carriers who are silent on the subject unless they look really good.

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the best thing we can do as enthusiast consumers is to inform casual consumers of the available choices they have via the play store.  it's scary to think, but some people actually believe the att apps are useful and necessary.  i recently had someone ask me if i knew how to use navigator, to which i replied, "yees, go to your app list, select it and tap 'disable', then use google maps."  it was the low point of my week.

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