As if putting the once mighty HTC One up for grabs four full months later than the competition wasn’t bad enough, Verizon is now late with the phone’s Android 4.3 update as well. At least one month late, according to official statements issued by Jason Mackenzie, a VP of the company’s American branch.
Mackenzie has earlier today taken to Twitter to announce “we need more time to spin new SW (huh?) & re-test 4.3 update. Approx a month.” So in other words, probably two months or so. Don’t be surprised if it turns out to be three months in the end either. Heck, how about forget about it entirely?
After all, who needs software upgrades these days? You got Big Red’s stellar network coverage and their unbelievably lucrative (for them) plans.
All snarkiness aside, the announcement really shouldn’t come as a major shock for anyone. At least not anyone familiar with how Verizon rolls. Not only are they regularly late to high-profile device launch parties, but they also insist on taking their sweet time with testing and over-testing software bumps.
Meanwhile, the international HTC One and the T-Mobile flavor are doing splendidly in running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5 on top without a hitch. I honestly can’t understand how Verizon continues to lead in number of subscribers. Wake up, people!
<Source: Android Central>