Oct 29th, 2013

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Just when you thought Verizon customers might finally be treated to a timely software upgrade, the bad news bees sting again. HTC America president Jason Mackenzie has announced on Twitter that the upgrade to Android 4.3 for the HTC One has been delayed for Verizon. The exec says they need about a month to work out some more things and go through the testing motions again. The upgrade was originally promised to be out of the door by the end of October.

HTC isn’t interested in saying who or what, exactly, caused the delay, of course, but with Verizon’s track record it’s tough to imagine it was anyone’s fault but their own. Assumptions are useless, though — the reality is that Big Red customers with the HTC One customers will have to wait even longer than their counterparts on other carriers.

The Android 4.3 upgrade should bring us more options in HTC Sense like new camera improvements, greater control and more features in HTC BlinkFeed, and more. Unfortunately, those goods will have to wait until Verizon’s officially ready to unleash the goods. How many of you are affected by this news?

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