HTC may not have a good reputation when it comes to Android firmware upgrades but the Taiwanese nevertheless managed to deliver the Jelly Bean goodies for the HTC One in a timely fashion though later than promised. The HTC One was originally launched with the first flavor of Jelly Bean(4.1.2) and it’s now ready to taste the latest version!
The new firmware for international flagship weighs 465 MB and bumps the software version to 2.24.709.1, besides the usual Android 4.2.2 new features HTC has also bundled an update Sense framework which now includes a new lock screen style widget as well as some minor launcher bar and Home button enhancements, the navigation bar can now be removed in order to provide more space on the homescreen.
The widget panel has been rearranged while the battery level indicator is now displayed in the status bar much like stock Android. The black bar on the bottom that provided a menu button has been completely while the quick settings panel can now hold up to 12 settings. There is no official changelog but the list of improvements is as follows:
- Launcher bar enhancement
- Widget panel rearrangement
- New lock screen style and widget
- Enhanced behavior of the home button
- Removal of the black bar
- Battery percentage in the status bar
- Quick settings
- AE/AF enhancements in the camera
The new build is not yet live globally but we expect it to hit worldwide update OTA channels in a matter of days/weeks.