HTC One owners in Australia rejoice, as Optus has just kicked off the deployment of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. HTC started the rollout of the upgrade back in October and some of the most important markets have already received it, but lots of HTC One users have yet to get the Android 4.3 update.Vodafone Australia customers were among the first to be able to upgrade their HTC One devices to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The carrier rolled out the update about two weeks ago and now it’s Optus’ turn to make the same move.
According to AusDroid, Optus customers owning the HTC One have already started to receive Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.5 UI.
Aside from bringing the phone’s software to Android 4.3 featuring HTC Sense 5.5 on top, the long-awaited update adds lots of new features and improvements. HTC One owners will notice that there are several important Blinkfeed improvements, and lots of video highlights enhancements.
The interface has been updated as well and users will now be able to access recommended news from their social networks. Soundtrack support for videos, as well many other improvements have also been included.
Keep in mind that Optus is pushing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for HTC One in stages, so it might take a while until the OTA (over the air) update arrives on all devices.
Those who have yet to be notified of the update can manually check for it by going to Settings / About / Software updates. Make sure your phone’s battery is at least 50% charged before attempting to upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Also, given the fact that the update is about 680MB in size, we recommend users to download it via Wi-Fi network rather than using the carrier’s network. Let’s hope the update won’t bring any bugs.