HTC will skip the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One Developer Edition and jump straight to the 4.3 release.
Jason Mackenzie, HTC's president of global sales, recently took to Twitter to address concerns about timely software updates for the HTC One Developer Edition. Specifically, he was asked why Verizon's HTC One will launch with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean yet the developer-centric model is still running 4.1. The reason, Mackenzie says, is that "Android 4.3 is so close" and that the 4.2.2 is a "minor update" that offers "limited customer benefit."
It is not immediately clear just how far off the update truly is for the HTC One Developer Edition. The Google Play version of the HTC One picked up the 4.3 release only days after its formal introduction. In the meantime, select international models of the HTC One have been updated to Android 4.2.2. In other words, it's somewhat of a mixed bag. Ideally, HTC will push the AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions of the HTC One to 4.3 at the same time as the Developer Edition.