North American HTC One models to receive KitKat within 90 days
posted by Alan F. / Oct 31, 2013, 9:30 PM
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.
three months late? that's why nexus is amazing.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 9:58 PM 0
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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.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 10:39 PM 4
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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 ?
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 3:55 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 01, 2013, 8:39 AM 0
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