Android 4.4 update for the U.S. version of the HTC One is now delayed by one to two weeks

Android 4.4 update for the U.S. version of the HTC One is now delayed by one to two weeks
Back on Halloween, HTC America president Jason Mackenzie sent out a tweet saying that the U.S. carrier branded versions of the HTC One would be updated to Android 4.4 in no later than 90 days. That meant that the devices would all be running the KitKat build of Android no later than January 31st. But a letter posted today on HTC's website by the executive, states that HTC will "miss the self-imposed deadline."

According to the message, Android 4.4 will be arriving one to two weeks late for HTC's flagship model. And while this will mean that the update is coming later than HTC said it would, the timing still dovetails with a leaked update roadmap for the manufacturer that we showed you last week. According to that map, the HTC One should receive Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 in late January to mid-February.

Mackenzie says, "The good news is that we won’t miss by much, as it shouldn’t be more than one to two weeks to complete each of the carrier versions of the HTC One." HTC, and Mackenzie in particular, has tried to keep customers abreast of the update process with regular communications via Twitter. There have been one or two bumps in the road, but for the most part we have to give HTC an "A" for effort. 

Mr. Mackenzie's missive can be found in its entirety, below. By the way, the executive uses the letter to let everyone know which team he will be rooting for during the Super Bowl.


source: HTC via AndroidCentral

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16 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I knew this would happened. and glad i never bought a HTC phone

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Carriers are installing their bloatware that's why.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is not HTC's fault, it is because of U.S. carriers, here in Europe update's already rolling out.

5. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

oh really? what a stupid comment. in europe we already have kitkat on htc one. only carrier version in us is pending because of bloatware crap being installed. and i guess 1 -2 weeks is not so long? Still it is one of the fastest update of kit kat right now so stop hating.

7. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Unlocked HTC One already received 4.4.2! Not HTC's fault

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC, the KitKat update leaked for the AT&T Note 3 yesterday. HTC vs Samsung in pushing 4.4 to their flagships.

6. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

whoever wins, their both fast. htc impoved alot.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC doesn't have enough clout. If it was Samsung they would speed it up.

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yeah of course. your fanboizm is really funny. dont you remember s3 update to 4.3 which was suspended and resumed many times because the software was full of bugs? Its funny how you believe that samsung can do anything. you become the same as apple fanboys.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It was only postponed once, and it began rolling out the next week. Point?

13. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

well not in europe. it lasted much longer as i remember. but its not a problem to me. it happens. My point is that even samsung might have some problems with software. its a long, complicated process and carrier certification and sh*t takes time. if they could speed it up why such a small company like htc comparing to huge samsung can push it at the same time? As you said note 3 is still not updated. so talking stuff like "samsung would speed it up" is bull*hit to me.

14. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

and i guess its better to have 1-2 weeks delay than push buggy update.

10. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yeah of course. your fanboizm is really funny. dont you remember s3 update to 4.3 which was suspended and resumed many times because the software was full of bugs? Its funny how you believe that samsung can do anything. you become the same as apple fanboys.

11. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yeah of course. your fanboizm is really funny. dont you remember s3 update to 4.3 which was suspended and resumed many times because the software was full of bugs? Its funny how you believe that samsung can do anything. you become the same as apple fanboys.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

The smart move would have been to never put themselves on such a rigorous deadline in the first place. I understand the need for motivation, but the carriers are a wildcard that can not be fully accounted for. They should have just said coming soon or some other similarly sounding vague timeframe. Great companies know that you ALWAYS under promise & over deliver.

16. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Can someone convince me why I should even care about this update? Will I even notice any strong differences between 4.3 and this?

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