HTC update roadmap leaked, confirms KitKat coming soon for HTC One

HTC update roadmap leaked, confirms KitKat coming soon for HTC One
HTC insider LlabTooFeR has leaked an HTC roadmap containing its update plans for many of its actively used models. On Thursday, we passed along word from the Taiwan based manufacturer that the Android 4.4 update for the HTC One is now undergoing carrier testing and should receive certification as soon as next week. Once that occurs, the carriers are free to push out the chocolatey update.

This is confirmed by the roadmap which shows the HTC One, HTC One Dual SIM, HTC One mini and HTC One max receiving Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 in late January to mid February. The map also reveals that so far, only the HTC One has been confirmed to receive another update during late summer or autumn. This update will include Sense 6.0, along with what apparently will be the next Android build after 4.4.2.

While the roadmap did confirm the cancellation of Android 4.3 for Verizon's HTC DROID DNA, the phone, along with the HTC Butterfly and HTC Butterfly S, will receive the Android 4.4.2 update in March or April. These phones are presently undergoing testing for the update.

We should also point out that the HTC EVO 4G LTE is undergoing testing for an update to Sense 5.0, and the HTC Desire 601 is being tested for the Android 4.4.2 update that carries Sense 5.5. The roadmap did not provide possible dates for when those two units might be updated.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster

source: LlabTooFeR via TuttoAndroid (translated)



1. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Any major differences between Sense 5.0 and 5.5?

3. teja171 unregistered

Only the 0.5 difference between the two numbers.

4. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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2. teja171 unregistered

HTC One might receive Sense 6.0 update along with next version of android ?

5. trollz

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Of course they promised 4.3 for the DNA and then canceled it.

6. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

it was cancelled by verizon

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It was cancelled, and they're going to skip it to go straight to 4.4... I don't see the problem


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

HTC's new slogan should be "Get The HTC ONE, the only ONE we will ever support future updates on."

8. Jarnee

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

True, i doubt even the M8 is going to be as popular as the One has been.

10. teja171 unregistered

Future updates = next one year, until HTC one 3 (M9) arrives.

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They focused too much on the one and forgot about the butterfly. Both the one and butterfly should be receiving the updates at the same time

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The one will drift slowly to the curb when newer flag ship is the main focus, and like in past it will be pashaw to expect them to support it further. It may not be as bad as former flagships drift into obscurity, but the tainted feeling after so many will be there still for me at least.

12. AnupBunny

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

And still no update for HTC One X and One X+

14. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

thats due to the tegra 3

16. nzagorec

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Can you explain, what does Tegra 3 has to do with the 4.4.2 update?

17. AnupBunny

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

No..i dont think it because of the processor. i think htc dont want to spent more money on outdated mobiles

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