HTC One receiving Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5 UI update in India

HTC has announced that it is now rolling out Android 4.3 update for the HTC One in India. While the global rollout of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the One started in September, the update for the Indian variant of the smartphone was long overdue. The update for HTC One is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA) in India.
The Taiwanese handset maker confirmed the news on Facebook and said, "Please note that you can now update your software to the latest HTC Sense 5.5 with Android 4.3 for the #HTCOne. Expect to see improvements with HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, Sense TV, Video Highlights, HTC Share, Quick Settings and other improvements."

As noted, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.5 UI update for HTC One will bring some improvements to various native apps. Some other changes expected on the HTC One includes battery charging animation in power-off state; improvements in gallery and camera department with upgrade to colour contrasts in low-light situations and adding soundtracks to highlights. The company has not revealed the changelog for the update, yet.

Notably, the company has clearly revealed that the Android 4.3 update for HTC One dual-SIM will be available later. The post said, "This software update is only for HTC One 3G. HTC One dual-SIM software update will be available at a later date."

In addition, the HTC's post on Facebook also said, "how does 40GB on Google Drive sound?", which hints that the update also brings additional Google Drive space for the HTC One users. As reported earlier, the HTC One would be getting a notification on the Drive app for the free additional storage only after updating to Sense 5.5 UI.

A recent report also suggested that the company will roll out the Android 4.4 update for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) countries from the end of January and the Play edition of the HTC One will be receiving the update much sooner than 2014.


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  • Design
  • Display
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  • Battery life
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  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Top of line performance
  • Decent battery back-up
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  • Position of power button makes using it cumbersome
  • Pictures are grainy and lack detail at times