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Sprint's HTC One to Receive Android 4.3 Today

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Hunh? what?

keithfrombm

Oct 3, 2013, 11:22 AM
If I'm remembering this wrongly, please correct me, but I thought the One wasn't gonna be carrier-restricted (loaded with bloat & delay upon delay of updates) like the One X and literally every other Android phone. Wasn't that one of its selling points? Why is only the Sprint version getting it?
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Riot Jr.

Oct 4, 2013, 4:15 PM
There is a "nexus" variant of the HTC one, that runs a stock version of Android. It receives the updates directly from google as soon as they are available. There's also a nexus version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Now, the international version of the non-nexus HTC receives most of the updates from HTC sooner than the carrier variants. Keep in mind that they use different hardware.
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keithfrombm

Oct 4, 2013, 9:06 PM
Yeah that's kinda what I thought. Well the day come when we in the States dint get dumbed-down, half-assed versions of their international counterparts?
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