Verizon HTC One

Verizon stalls with the finish line in sight

HTC America VP Jason Mackenzie has taken to Twitter this evening to break the bad news about the HTC One 4.3 update on Big Red:

It's disappointing, but are we really surprised to see Verizon delay yet another software update? Fill the comments with all your good thoughts.

Source: @JasonMacHTC

 
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sv650 says:

What a shock, Verizon is late again, go tmobile

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jeddo45 says:

They give the worst smartphone experience. I have sprint, and even though their LTE footprint is as big as my cats paw, I'll still choose them over Verizon.

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Channan says:

No, they give the worst Android smartphone experience. iPhone users all get updates at the same time.

I really wish wireless carriers were more like home ISPs. You pay them for their service but you have to bring your own devices to use on their network.

The words you're looking for are 'dumb pipe'.

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the1m.polo says:

It's obvious you don't read any reports on consumer rating of networks... And how is it a company that cost more and has the most customers has the lowest churn ...

But yet an ignorant comment saying they have a horrible smartphone experience....Lmao .. I guess it must suck for it to actually work huh...

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jeddo45 says:

They give the worst smartphone experience. I have sprint, and even though their LTE footprint is as big as my cats paw, I'll still choose them over Verizon.

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carraser891 says:

honestly I would rather have service than get updates first... Sprint is awful

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K White1 says:

I see these kind of comments a lot, but Sprint is not awful in my area. And I've never had any problems with service while vacationing throughout the US, either. I guess I'm lucky.

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carraser891 says:

that's the thing with Sprint. Way to spotty and I had no service (roaming mostly) more times than I did have service. had to pony up extra cash to go to Verizon bt I'm willing to pay to have 4G LTE everywhere

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HalizDad says:

Verizon coverage where I live sucks. T-Mobile is king in this area...Hard to believe, but true. I'm on Sprint.

Gator352 says:

+1

Eclectech says:

Sprint has come a long ways in Atlanta. The 4G and 3G network are actually not bad anymore.

the1m.polo says:

+1 sprint is horrible in phx, az and atl,ga

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Razieltov says:

Really and what's the difference between 4.2 and 4.3? And the galaxy s4 for Verizon is the first to get the 4.3 upgrade before the other carriers. So good luck with your lame sprint with their horrible smartphone experience.

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UJ95x says:

Bet this is what's happening with the 4.3 update for the S4....

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I'm kind of surprised that it ONLY took four comments to bring up the S4.

Wait, no I'm not.

MexPride says:

It's sad that you work for AC and your comments are so biased towards the HTC One. Kinda makes me lose respect and credibility for anything you say :/

XavierMatt says:

He's just a writer. Nothing special. His comment is his opinion, doesn't reflect Mobile Nations as a whole.

Editor in chief of Futureproff.com

MexPride says:

@XavierMatt I don't know why I can't reply to your comment but you're absolutely right it doesn't reflect AC in general. But I think it's sad at how he tries to start a discussion which is pointless because the OP wasn't even trying to start anything.

yankeesusa says:

What are you referring too? Really that's what your most worried about? You need to rethink things.

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MexPride says:

When in the fuck did I say I was worried?

tim242 says:

Shut up, you butt hurt b*tch.

MERCDROID says:

Really? C'mon.

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return_0 says:

Mhm... you know he's a moderator and writer, right?

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MexPride says:

To hell with him, tim is just telling the truth

NoNexus says:

I am only surprised the Nexus 5 hasn't been mentioned at this point

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olues says:

Err... You just did

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The Verizon 4S update us pushing Kevin ... I downloaded it last night

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carraser891 says:

can people be patient? jeez they just released the dam thing this afternoon...

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tgrant1975 says:

What do u mean this is what's happening with the s4?? Verizon's s4 was updated to 4.3 last night.

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Yep

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oddom says:

Go stock or go home has been my motto as of late lol if your not happy you have to wait I know a phone you might like...Nexus ftw

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bhatech says:

lol...as if something better you can expect from the worst carrier.

carraser891 says:

Verizon haters are jealous of their superior service so this comment doesn't surprise me. Tired of your dial up speeds on Sprint or T-Mobile?

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You have a little red juice on your chin.

carraser891 says:

must be the bloody mary I had a little too much of...

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MERCDROID says:

In an earlier article, you blamed others for bashing Verizon. Yet, here you are bashing Sprint and T-Mobile.

Don't dish it, if you can't take it, lol. Honestly, no one would keep paying for a service that doesn't work for them. That should tell you something.

Bloody Mary's are amazing, right? I like mine really spicy.

TheMimic12 says:

+1

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Left Verizon for ATT five months ago for the N4. No jealousy here. Same coverage with better reception in some areas. Was with them for seven years. Money wasted in my opinion.

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Amir47 says:

don't they cost the same?

tgrant1975 says:

+1

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semahjiscool says:

I've been on sprint and t mobile, sprint is dial up when I was getting less than 100kbs. But when I get 32mbs down on T-Mobile that's high speed faster than my cable at home

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Superior service? Lmao

Gator352 says:

Not jealous whatsoever. Sure you have faster speeds at the moment, but at least I/we are not data capped...or pay for overages of data. If you're grandfathered in....I'm sure VZW will stop that just like AT&T has. So I guess that juice on your chin that Jerry saw was from you biting your bottom lip in anger? :)

TheMimic12 says:

I switched to AT&T and I get way faster speeds than I ever did on Verizon. In also tired of not getting screwed over prices anymore since they offer good deals for prepaid.

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HalizDad says:

Verizon sucks and blows in this area. Out here, T-Mobile is king...Hard to say that, but it's true.

TLB69 says:

I'm just glad he broke the news and not let the owners of the One think it's HTC but their carrier.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

travaz says:

Someone at VZW pushed the wrong button on the phone so now VZW must retest LOL

ashrock32 says:

Probably same thing going on with the s4

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tgrant1975 says:

S4 has 4.3 as of last night!!

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eris ben says:

I can't remember one time Verizon got an update out in a timely matter, way to go VZW....you incompetent morons!

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the1m.polo says:

-1

Um ...the gs4 got 4.3 yesterday

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Adamsville says:

Verizon is trying to figure out how to add more VZW logos to the One via software

lol =)

*waits for the comment that blames the custom ROM community *

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ReRAZD says:

I blame the custom ROM community! There. Wait over.

Kimo91 says:

Way to F us over yet again Verizon!!!

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Amir47 says:

4.2 to 4.3 is not that big of an upgrade.
Calm down drama queen.

NoNexus says:

I agree so why is it a month off?

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ReRAZD says:

Honestly it could very well be they are trying to patch the rumrunner exploit that lets you achieve s-off and unlocks your bootloader. Verizon can't let people be happy. They have a reputation to uphold.

Connor Mason says:

The Verizon One has had 4.2.2 for a while now. There's not much new in 4.3 for the One. I don't see why people have an issue with this-i mean, you bought a phone from Verizon, what did you expect?

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the1m.polo says:

Thank you I was just about to say that!!!!@

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ReRAZD says:

Just because this is the norm for VZW doesn't mean we have to be happy about getting bent over a barrel.

relee74 says:

Annoying? Yes. Tired of late updates? Yes. But let's face it, there are no perfect carriers. I'd rather drop 3 bills on a phone and plan that has a service area that actually allows me to use the device I paying for. All of this "me me me" and instant gratification nonsense is for the birds.

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Sounds like a perfect codependent relationship.

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NoNexus says:

It is, and yet still better than beta testing for google

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Right after I praised them for getting the S4 4.3 update first, I get screwed over.

Oh well.I like AOSP anyway. I just have a flash addiction.

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WickedRabbit says:

Considering all the problems everyone else has been having with their 4.3 update for once I won't complain about a delay with Verizon.

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the1m.polo says:

People don't get it man.... I hate waiting for Verizons update but if it ain't right Verizon isn't putting it out.... Period...now idk know if that's the issue but I've read tons about issues with 4.3 updates on this phone .... And my 4.2.2 is working perfectly so I'd rather it be right

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Wildo6882 says:

Definitely not what's happening with the S4. Mine is downloading as we speak.

4.3 doesn't change much from 4.2.2. Those on other carriers skipped that and went straight to 4.3, which was a big deal. Is this a pain for Verizon? Yes. End of the world? No.

ReRAZD says:

TRIM is a pretty big deal actually.

RaiderWill says:

I Feel So Sorry for One users with this carrier..
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T-Mobile.. Forever.

So sad. Really surprised. After switching to a Nexus I'll never go back to Verizon. I never appreciated their software approval period. Because they let some crappy software through.

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anthonok says:

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snakes2003g says:

Sucks for them. Haha.

coronaboy10 says:

Perhaps its being delayed to include the sense 5.5 update with it. That would certainly be worth the wait IMO.

ReRAZD says:

Seeing as how HTC recently announced US variants of the One will be getting Sense 5.5, it's probably a safe bet that it will have Sense 5.5.

snakes2003g says:

Lol@the people still guessing where the s4 update is. It's out and pushing through ota don't wanna wait check it through your usual software update methods. It's live and I'm using it as we speak on my s4. I'd rather have decent service than constant phone updates. Sprint was terrible coverage wise in my area.

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wshwe says:

Verizon is once again up to its dirty tricks. Verizon delays updates for as long as possible. They will indefinitely delay "certifying" the Nexus 7 LTE.

Jimmy Cheng says:

In the end, isn't it all about the user experience? I finally upgraded my Galaxy Nexus to the HTC One on Verizon during the great unlimited data upgrade glitch of 2013 and I am in love with this phone. I haven't needed to reboot, it's fast, sexy, the camera is awesome (I'm a photographer), the unlimited LTE is great, battery life is pretty good (especially compared to the GNex), and HTC Sense feels good. I have a Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 so I know what 4.3 is like, and I haven't felt like I needed it. The only thing I would like the update for is to use a home screen panel for more shortcuts as opposed to Blinkfeed (which I don't think is bad). Count me in as an extremely happy HTC One user on Verizon.

nscott69 says:

I agree man. I've had the Galaxy Nexus, GS3, Note 2, and now the HTC One. I really like the polish of Sense. When I'm in the mood for some vanilla Android I just fire up my new Nexus 7. I have my device S-Off, and always find myself coming back to stock software (minus bloatware)

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NoNexus says:

I love what sense has done, but I cannot give the s pen up.

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Junior chuxx says:

I just got upgraded to 4.3 today on my Galaxy s4...lovely...

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verpeiler089 says:

Wrong topic? Hope Samsung fixed their crappy touchwiz with 4.3

NoNexus says:

What the ugly icons? Nope.
The great features? Thankfully no
Use a launcher

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yankeesusa says:

It's probably because their trying to make it even harder to root.

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muddy13 says:

Hopefully when they do update the HTC One, they update includes support for band IV LTE and/or Sense 5.5.

the1m.polo says:

The phone has 4.2.2 as much as I want 4.3 ... We aren't missing much at all....and yes I'm sure they don't want two major updates pushing out at the same time.... Imo I get that the GS4 is a bigger seller but they should have stayed with their word...
I hope all of you bash whoever had the last update on the GS4 or dropped the LG G2 and moto x or who was last to roll out LTE as much as you have to say here...
It's natural u tell Verizon user our updates suck... We tell u ur service sucks (other than AT&T ) and u really have nothing left to brag about.. price? Well I doubt u would say to a Benz owner ... Oh u paid more.... It's cause they want more

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dplane says:

Sense 5+ is honest to God the biggest reason why I miss my rooted DNA (even tho wife has it now). Imho it is the best manufacturer ui overlay of android by a mile. Hope the VZW one gets 5.5 so it can be ported to the DNA. :)

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T68 says:

Updated to 4.3 and sense 5.5 over a week ago. But then, thats here in the old world :-). Sense just keeps getting better!

jorgeix says:

Like someone said before, I rather have good service than updates. Sprint and other carriers may think that pushing out updates before anybody else is most important than upgrading their towers and their systems to provide better service. I left sprint almost a year ago and I cannot be any happier with VZ. I use my phones for my business so having strong signal and LTE available all around Arizona is much more important than updates. I don't even have time for that. My HTC one works perfect, I don't know what else they can do to make it better. I remember the last phone I had with Sprint was the HTC EVO lte, and when it was upgraded to Jelly bean it just made it worse. I hated the phone after the update. So updates are not necessarily good; it could if done right and with enough time for testing and that's probably the reason why VZ will take more time to make sure they get it right.

And yet they were the first with the GS4 ... The Verizon hate is getting really old folks

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sswboard1211 says:

yes but what about this EVO LTE of mine and my EVO LTE brethren, the waiting is beating me senseless and yess that is a pun that was infact intended but still, end of 2013 is not enough of an answer to satisfy me.