President of HTC America Jason Mackenzie posted on Twitter that the Android 4.3 and the latest version of Sense will hit HTC One Developer Edition smartphones starting this week. This will be followed by Canadian HTC One owners by the end of the month.
Since service providers need to give the final go-ahead for carrier branded units, specific dates have not been provided. Mackenzie sent out a second tweet regarding US carrier certification, although this one was even more vague in regards to anything other than "soon."
We're still working hard & optimistic for U.S. carrier certification – stay tuned to @HTCUSA for more news soon.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 23, 2013
Good news – the latest Sense experience & Android 4.3 will push to One Dev Edition owners this week & One customers in Canada by month end.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 23, 2013
Meanwhile, HTC One users in Taiwan are already reporting they are getting the Android 4.3 OTA notification.
HTC One in Taiwan just started getting Android 4.3 pic.twitter.com/N6Ef7CNgv4— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 24, 2013
Mackenzie also updated us on the state of the pending Droid DNA update. The US variant of the HTC Butterfly is slated to get the Sense 5-enabled version of Jelly Bean by year's end, although it will only be getting version 4.2.2.
Regarding Droid DNA. Update and clarification is that DNA customers will get new Sense experiences (w/ 4.2.2) before end of year.— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) September 23, 2013
Here's hoping that European owners of the One won't be left high and dry among all the update goodness. We'll post any news on that front as soon as we get it.