Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One began hitting Asia early this month, then slowly began making its way across Europe. Those of you on Verizon Wireless that have been eagerly awaiting the phone’s arrival might get an added treat: no wait time for Android 4.2 Jelly Beans. According to Android hacker/modder @LlabTooFeR — who regularly obtains leaked HTC software builds — the Verizon HTC One could launch with Android 4.2.2 (Android’s latest firmware, for now) out of the box. No waiting for updates. It’ll be already ready already.
This would be a nice bonus for those on Big Red who have been waiting for months while every other carrier offered the HTC One. Android firmware updates have never been Verizon’s strong suit, typically taking longer due to a more strenuous review process. Those of you looking forward to the device (still my personal favorite Android device at the time of this writing), might have one less thing to wait over. We reached out to HTC who wasn’t allowed to comment on details just yet. We’ll let you know if we hear more.