North American HTC One models to receive KitKat within 90 days

North American HTC One models to receive KitKat within 90 days
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  North American carrier-branded HTC One models will receive Android 4.4 within the next 90 days. The HTC One Google Play Edition will receive Android 4.4 within the next 15 days and the HTC One Developer Edition will get updated to KitKat sometime in the next 30 days. Keep in mind that these dates are for HTC One devices in North America. HTC will need to reveal when we can expect to see the international version of the HTC One receive its KitKat update. In addition, all HTC One models will eventually receive Sense 5.5 although it is unknown how this version of Sense will integrate with the Android 4.4 update.

Since all of the U.S. carrier branded versions of the HTC One have received Android 4.3 save for Verizon, the big question is whether HTC is going to bother getting Android 4.3 worked out for the Verizon version of the phone, or whether it might just wait for the Android 4.4 update to come. On Monday, HTC America president Jason Mackenzie sent out a tweet saying that it would take about a month for the Android 4.3 update to be ready for Big Red's variant of the HTC One. Assuming that everyone's timing is right on, only 20 days after receiving Android 4.3, the Verizon branded version of HTC's Android flagship model will be loaded with Android 4.4.

Will we soon get a tweet from Mr. Mackenzie informing us that HTC has decided to scrap Android 4.3 for Verizon and go directly to KitKat? The executive also said that HTC will also soon announce its update plans for the HTC One mini and HTC One max.

source: Engadget

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15 Comments

1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Wow, this is awesome!

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes come on HTC lets bring it on.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sounds a little too good to be true...

3. steedsofwar unregistered

three months late? that's why nexus is amazing.

5. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Like the US one x that they kept saying was going to get updated and it didnt.

9. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 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: 223; Member since: May 19, 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: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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 unregistered

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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Uh, trust me, I know. Former Note 3 owner.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Uhhh...former? Why'd you already get rid of it?

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Holy crap dudes!!! This is gonna rock! I cant wait to see this!!!!!!!

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