There was a bit of a problem between Nokia and HTC recently which meant that the HTC One mini had to stop getting sold. It’s all sorted(ish) now and, if you’ve got one of these mini-beasts, you can now look forward to receiving Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and HTC Sense 5.5 too. This will bring it into line with the HTC One, and includes a better BlinkFeed experience and some additional camera trickery thanks to a focus-lock and exposure-lock mode.
Additional “video highlight” themes will get added and there’s the ability to have the HTC Sense TV app match the channel listing-rder on your TV or set-top box.
HTC don’t say when this will drop, but do keep an eye on your software updates and you’ll be the first to know. If you’re considering one, check out our full review.
HTC ONE MINI GETS SWEETER ANDROID JELLY BEAN 4.3 AND HTC SENSE 5.5 EXPERIENCE
London, December 20, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today confirmed that the HTC One mini will receive the latest Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and HTC Sense 5.5 experience. The update means that the improved Android and HTC experience will be available across the entire HTC One family.
The latest HTC Sense experience boosts the performance of the HTC One mini’s key features and includes an even better BlinkFeed fully-loaded with more premium content from Instagram and Google+ as well as offline viewing mode. The UltraPixel camera capabilities also receive a boost with users now able to lock focus and exposure in the camera app. Showing off these photos has never looked better thanks to twice the number of ‘video highlights’ themes and the option to customise these galleries with your favourite tracks. TV-lovers can look forward to a HTC Sense TV app that now allows users to sort their channel listings to match the order on their TV/Set-top Box.
The update brings the very latest HTC Sense experience to the entire award winning HTC One family and will be available as an over the air update for HTC One mini users in the UK.