We’d be lying if we say that HTC has refrained from revealing details about the KitKat update for the HTC One. The Taiwanese company has continuously kept in touch with its customers regarding the upcoming OTA and has released press notes on a regular basis in order to avoid confusions. Here are few more details you should be aware about.
Android 4.4 KitKat update release date for HTC One variants
HTC jumped quickly after Android 4.4 was announced and made several statements regarding the update. The company promised three expected deadlines for three of their different models, the first one was for the HTC One Google Play Edition which was accomplished 15 days after Kit Kat’s code arrival to the AOSP. The second was for the HTC One Developer Edition which was also accomplished without a hassle. The third deadline for the normal version of the HTC One was set at 90 days after KitKat’s release, leaving the deadline at January 29. That date is yet to come, but with the two other devices getting it before the promised number of days, we expect HTC to deliver the update to their main device just in time. The only problem here are the carriers in some regions across the world, like in the United States, where the Verizon HTC One just received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. We don’t think HTC will fail to deliver the update, but at the end it is up to the carriers to release it to their customers.
HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update details
While HTC hasn’t talked about what the update will change, other than the features included with the stock Android 4.4 firmware, several details have started to rise as the release date comes closer. These new details have either come from insiders at HTC or from accidental leaks by HTC itself. We know that the update will introduce Sense 5.5, which is HTC’s own skin for Android. There will be enhancements to HTC’s pre-installed apps like Zoe and Blink Feed.
Recently HTC’s Director of Product Management, Mo Versi confirmed that the update won’t be the plain Android 4.4, it will contain all the bugfixes from Android 4.4.1 and 4.4.2, at least in the United States and Europe.
@Fengdddi I think so, Europe will get 4.4.2 for sure.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) December 18, 2013
Something worth noting is that HTC might decide to not include anything significant in the new Sense 5.5, and rather wait to release a lot more nifty functions with the rumored HTC M8, which is set to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
What would you like to see with the new Android 4.4 Kit Kat update on your HTC One? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.