After along time and rumors, the Android 4.2 update for the HTC One has been slowly making its way around the world over the past week or so. We give credit to Android Central, who have given us a first glimps into the this new version on HTC’s flagship. Essentially, HTC addressed many of the complaints we had with Sense 5 on Android 4.1, and even threw in a few surprises that we didn’t expect to see with
this update. In addition to adding support for Android 4.2’s new Daydream screensaver, quick settings toggles, and lock screen widgets (unfortunately limited to only one at a time), the update also moves the
power saver option out of the notification bar; makes screenshots instantly shareable; adds new highlights video templates; and integrates Instagram into HTC’s BlinkFeed.
The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has added a new option to remove the space hogging black menu bar
that shows up in certain apps and re-map the option to a long-press of the home key. This feature also makes Google Now accessible via a swipe-up on the home key, much like how it works in vanilla Android 4.2. We cannot expect this update to come quick here in Africa but it will be a welcome one. In the meantime, you can see all of these new features and few more in Android Central’s video tour of the update below.