We’re hearing today, that parts of Europe are receiving the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One. Now this updates was slated as coming this summer, and it’s beginning to rollout now. Well it actually rolled out earlier this week to Taiwanese HTC One owners. The update is about 417MB in size, and is rolling out to some European 4G versions of the device. The version is said to 4.24.401.1 and is live in Scandinavian countries. The rest of Europe should begin getting the OTA’s within the next few days. Although that’s not official yet.
By now, we all know what’s new in Android 4.2.2 (like actionable notifications, quick settings, etc.) but HTC has also added some new features and fixes to the HTC One with Sense 5.
- Launcher bar enhancement
- Widget panel rearrangement
- New lock screen style and widget
- Enhanced behavior of the home button
- The death of the black bar – the menu bar
- Battery percentage in the status bar
- Quick settings
- AE/AF enhancements in the camera
Probably the best part of the update, is getting rid of that black bar for the menu button. Which, I still wonder why it was there. With the One X they did the same thing, but an update later fixed it so you can map the recents button to do a long press for the menu. So I’m not sure why they did the same mistake with the HTC One. Hopefully they’ll just add a menu button in their next flagship. But we’ll see.
So hey, that’s a few million more people getting to Android 4.2.2. Which means the platform breakdown should look even more favorable next month. There’s no word on it heading to the US just yet. But I’d give it another month before we start seeing it rolling out on Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. We all know how the carriers like to “test” updates here in the US.
How many of you have gotten the update already? Let us know in the comments below.