Android 4.3 rolling out to the HTC One Mini and Verizon HTC One; One Max getting bug fixes

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 17 Dec 2013

HTC has been busy. After pushing Android 4.4 KitKat out to owners of the international unlocked HTC One, it’s now time to address the rest of the HTC family. According to Android Central, owners of the One Mini should start seeing a notification to download an update to 4.3 Jelly Bean. Not quite 4.4, but still good enough. As for the One Max, which is already on Android 4.3, it’s getting an update that “fixes for touch responsiveness, SIM card detection, Wi-Fi connectivity and general system stability.”

Focusing on the original One again, the Verizon One is finally going to get an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Why did it take so long for Verizon to push the update out? Because it’s Verizon. They have the worst record of any global operator when it comes to supporting the devices they sell. Horrible as that sounds, they also have the best network in the United States, so you have to pick your poison.

Are you thinking about buying any of the devices listed above? I’m going to recommend that you don’t, and instead either keep your wallet shut until HTC announces the successor to the One or buy something else like the Nexus 5. If you’re a Verizon customer, and you can’t get a Nexus 5, then the next best thing is the Moto X. Don’t let the 720p screen scare you, the rest of the phone is so good that you’re not going to care.