North American HTC One models to receive KitKat within 90 days
0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2013, 21:30 posted on
T-Mobile's version of the HTC One has just received Android 4.3 and Verizon's model won't receive Android 4.3 until next month, thanks to a delay; yet, on Thursday, a published report stated that the HTC One Google Play Edition will receive Android 4.4 within the next 15 days. The HTC One Developer Edition will get updated to KitKat sometime in the next 30 days. And the carrier-branded HTC One models will receive Android 4.4 within the next 90 days...
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3. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
three months late? that's why nexus is amazing.
5. sharks (Posts: 170; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Other than Nexus devices (it's obvious they're going to get updates first as there are no additional customizations on their UI), HTC is the first manufacturer to announce its update plans for Kitkat and it was the first to update to 4.3. The same can't be said for Samsung, LG, Sony, etc.
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Moto beat them to 4.4.
HTC was the first to roll out 4.3, but in all honesty, Samsung and Sony will push 4.3 and 4.4 to more phones than HTC will.
7. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Like the US one x that they kept saying was going to get updated and it didnt.
9. b1acktiger (Posts: 210; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Blame US carriers for slowing down the updates. As far as i know, almost all major markets recieved the updates Mid october.
8. b1acktiger (Posts: 210; Member since: 19 May 2012)
You might be true, Comparing these companies with HTC, They are relatively less in resources, Manpower especially they are struggling in past few quarters. Won't be a good business decision for them to update their most devices. Also, Sony and Samsung is having about the double of models than HTC have. How they going to update which they dont have ?
10. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
For Sony yes, but for Samsung less percent of their will get 4.3. Samsung only upday the S and Note line.
11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
HTC might have been the first to update a device to 4.3, but keep in mind that the Note 3 already had it before that.
13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Uh, trust me, I know. Former Note 3 owner.
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Uhhh...former? Why'd you already get rid of it?
12. roldefol (Posts: 3182; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Didn't the One launch on Verizon with 4.2, when the other carriers launched with 4.1? At this point I hope they just skip 4.3. I wouldn't put it past Verizon to sit on-- I mean, field test both updates for an extra couple months though.
15. JadeMoon (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
Holy crap dudes!!! This is gonna rock! I cant wait to see this!!!!!!!