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KitKat can be pulled out of your Sprint branded HTC One using a 'customer initiated request'

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KitKat can be pulled out of your Sprint branded HTC One using a 'customer initiated request'
Today is the end of the 90 day deadline that HTC imposed on itself back on October 31st, for updating the American carrier branded versions of the HTC One to Android 4.4. On Thursday, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie said in a tweet that the update would be late by one or two weeks. Yet, as we told you Friday, some Canadian HTC One owners woke up to find Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 on their phone.

Now, there is a chance that Sprint customers sporting HTC's flagship Android model can manually pull the update out of their phone. Technically, this is called a customer initiated request. You go to Settings > Software Update > Check New. If the results are negative, be a little more patient. Software update 4.06.651.4 will start its network rollout on February 14th.

Last week, we passed along a leaked HTC update roadmap and it showed that the carrier branded HTC One would receive the Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 update anytime between late January to mid February. Looking at what is happening from that standpoint, it looks like HTC will be delivering the goods right on time.


source: Sprint via AndroidCentral

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HTC One specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop HTC Sense UI
  • Display 4.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
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