HTC Butterfly being upgraded to Android 4.2 and Sense 5

Taiwanese devices have an update to the latest software waiting

Big news for HTC Butterfly owners this morning, as Engadget sends word that the Taiwanese version of the device is receiving an update to Android 4.2.2 and HTC Sense 5. That brings the Butterfly in line with the HTC One, which shipped with Sense 5 and started to see its own Android 4.2 update in recent days. It's a significant update for the Butterfly, which has been on the older Sense 4+ since it launched late last year. While Engadget reports that not all of the HTC One's user experience has made it across, the core software — including the BlinkFeed home screen reader — is in place.

Butterfly owners in Taiwan can expect an small, initial update to prep the phone, followed by a larger OTA containing the new firmware. No word yet on when the latest update will be hitting the U.S. version of the Butterfly, Verizon's Droid DNA — fingers crossed for a speedy turnaround on that one.

Source: Engadget (opens in new tab)

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  • Yeah, HTC is using there update game, go HTC! Posted via Android Central App
  • Luckily for Verizon customers, they'll see their update something soon, around next year! Thanks Verizon :) Posted via Android Central App
  • *sometime Posted via Android Central App
  • exactly what I came here to post. 2 more months and I am gone from Verizon. Worst decision I ever made with respect to my phones. I never had problems with AT&T, I only switched because Verizon was the only one with the good Android phones at the time. The tables have turned and when I get thrown back to 3G in a 4G area on Verizon, it is excruciatingly slow. Its time to go back to the mother ship, AKA AT&T.
  • Awesome news.... When can we have 4.2 update for HTC One X (international Version)?
  • I'm really glad HTC is making an effort to push out some updates. However, their treatment of the One S doesn't fill me with confidence. I look at my new One and wonder if it will get timely updates. I feel like Tantalus, the 4.2.2 update is just beyond my reach.
  • I really hope the dna gets it within the next month. i plan on switch to the One once verizon starts selling it. but this might keep me from switching over.
  • Any word if this contains a fix for the "master key" bug? HTC fixed it in the 4.2.2 update for the One, so it stands to reason that it's also fixed for the Butterfly, but it would be good to have confirmation.
  • The only reason it's even getting an update is because it's not in the U.S. I doubt the DNA will get it soon and if it does then the Rezound better get an update too dammit..
  • The Rezeound will not get another update as "it can not handle 4.1" They updated all the devices from that era to 4.0 and that is it.
  • Where are you Samsung? HTC is stepping up.