The HTC Droid DNA 4.2 Jelly Bean Update has finally got the technical nod from Verizon and will start rolling out.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 update could start from tomorrow if we go by HTC statement.
HTC had promised at the beginning of 2013 that it will roll out the 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 to Droid DNA owners. The company had revealed that it will start the rollout of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean by the end of September. However this rollout did not happen and HTC again rescheduled the rollout to December. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean along with the Sense 5 will start rolling out tomorrow for Droid DNA owners
Since the announcement of the rescheduling of the rollouts, nothing much was heard about the updates. Today finally the news was confirmed by none other than HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management Mohammed Versi, who confirmed that HTC has obtained approval from Verizon to start the rollout of Android 4.25 Jelly Bean along with Sense 5 for DNA Droid and the process can happen as early as tomorrow. In practice Verizon usually does not confirm release dates ahead and this means that the update will take a few more days before it reaches the users.
Having said that it is a welcome relief for Droid DNA users who had been waiting for a agonizing period for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update to arrive. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update will replace the older version of the OS while the Sense 5 will replace the earlier User Interface, the Sense 4+.
On a positive note, HTC has promised that the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will not be the last roll out for the DNA Droid devices and plans are in place to rollout the Android 4.4 KitKat OS sometime in 2014. However, HTC has not released any time table for the rollouts.