Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 for the HTC One get the Hands-On Treatment

July 1, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The folks over at Geek.com have gotten their hands on the leaked version of Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 for the HTC One. No this is not the Google Play Edition, but the regular HTC One you can grab from T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T right now. This leaked version that’s floating around right now is not 100% complete, but it does give us a nice look at the updates we should expect when Android 4.2 does finally hit the HTC One. Although over the weekend HTC began rolling out Android 4.2 to the Chinese Dual-SIM variant of the HTC One. So hopefully the rest of the world should see Android 4.2 rather soon.

Some of the changes for the HTC One with Android 4.2.2 include the quick settings which look pretty similar to the Nexus 4 quick settings, except maybe a bit wider. There’s also a menu button on most of the tiles. So for instance if you tap on the menu button for the Bluetooth tile, you’ll be taken to the Bluetooth section inside the settings. Instead of pressing and holding to get there like in Stock Android. Android 4.2 also brings updates to the expandable notifications, compared to Android 4.1. There is also a screenshot button in the quick settings. Which when tapped will close the notification shade and take a screenshot of whatever is on your screen.

Now on the Sense 5 side, there are some new changes in the camera app. Specifically the highlights portion. They’ve added a handful of new image filters, and songs to choose from. This allows a more diverse selection of videos, but is still only really useful if you use Highlights often on the HTC One.

The folks at Geek.com are still working through this leaked build, so we’ll definitely see even more on Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One. But it appears that it’s making the One an even better choice than it was before. Bringing some stiff competition to Samsung and the Galaxy S4. The only problem right now is HTC’s reputation. If they can prove they can do updates, and do them right, they might just be back to the way they used to be. Which is a good thing. Checkout the video down below and see what’s new in Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One.