Updates for carrier-branded phones not expected by the end of September as hoped
This probably shouldn't surprise anyone, but if you've got a carrier-branded version of the HTC One here in the good ol' U.S. of A., you can quit mashing that "Check for updates" button. While the unbranded (and European) versions of the M7 have been or are in the midst of being updated, as is the developer edition, the others look to miss HTC's self-imposed Sept. 30 deadline, according to HTC Exec Jason MacKenzie.
The word about a month and a half ago was that they were "working hard" to get Android 4.3 and an updated Sense released to everyone by the end of September.
Lots of questions re 4.3 release for One. We r wrking hard (needs cert) to release 4.3 across all US, Canada skus by end Sept. DNA as well.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) August 19, 2013
Now, MacKenzie says, we'll have to wait a little longer.
3 days left on 4.3 deadline for US/Canada HTC One. Unlocked out! Carrier skus coming, but will slightly miss 9/30. Will keep u updated...— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 27, 2013
...also for those asking...the US carriers are all very supportive! Thanks for your patience and support.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 27, 2013
Missing a deadline — hard or soft — isn't ideal, of course, especially when it comes to software updates. On the other hand, that's why you don't give hard deadlines unless you know you can make them.
Regardless, we've got a feeling updates are on their way. Just don't ask us to tell you when.