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HTC Source | February 23, 2018

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HTC One Google Play Edition to receive Android 4.3 update ‘soon’

HTC One Google Play Edition to receive Android 4.3 update ‘soon’

Google has announced Android 4.3 and is currently in the process of rolling out the update to its Nexus devices. While the HTC One Google Play Edition may be running stock(ish) Android, it’s upgrade will not be coming today. Google may be selling the phone to its customers directly through the Google Play store, but software updates will be pushed out to the phone from HTC.

Google did the Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Google Play Edition would be made available “soon” but they did not say when HTC received the final software build or how long the turnaround process is expected to take.  Below are a few highlights from Android 4.3. Most of the changes are below the surface, but the latest version of Android does include quite a bit of optimization which should improve performance in the HTC One Google Play Edition. For more details on Android 4.3, check out the official page on Google’s developer website.

Android 4.3 highlights

  • Faster, Smoother, More Responsive
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 for High-Performance Graphics
  • Enhanced Bluetooth Connectivity (Bluetooth 4.0)
  • Support for Restricted Profiles
  • Optimized Location and Sensor Capabilities
  • New Media Capabilities

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Why HTC won’t release an app or something that turns sense 5 edition into google edition? I don’t want third party methods to do anything with my phone.

    • Because it’s not as simple as just having an app. Running stock Android and HTC’s Sense 5 on the same device would require dual-booting functionality.

  2. coelacanth

    Got 4.3 OTA update notice on my Play Edition HTC One a few minutes ago. Just finished the update.