The HTC One’s Android 4.3 update should be ready to hit devices sometime before the end of September. If HTC is to keep its promise, that is. With the update coming so soon, we knew we would start seeing leaks and today we have the first one!
The leaked firmware belongs to the international HTC One and is leaked by ROM developer LlabTooFeR. Firmware version 3.09.401.1 is not a monumental improvement over the current version, but you will definitely see some cool changes and get the feel of Android 4.3.
Camera software is now improved with highlight reel features and better music syncing. In addition, you get all the features new in Android 4.3, including always-on Wi-Fi location scanning and OpenGL support. The task manager is also said to be a bit different, along with animations and sounds.
These are mostly aesthetic changes, but performance seems to be a bit faster and smoother. Like we said, this may not have you salivating, but it’s a great update to wait for… or not. You can actually get it now with the MaximusHD ROM. And soon you will also be able to get the pure firmware as a ROM, as well.
The developer states he will release the firmware on August 28 at 10 AM GMT, so get your fingers ready if you want to test the original firmware! As always, be very careful with rooting and ROMing your devices. Tinkering with your phone may harm your device and/or void your warranty. All responsibility will fall upon you, so you want to make sure you do your research and know what you are doing.
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