HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update due 2014

HTC has revealed the latest Android 4.4 update will be available on the One at the end of January 2014.

"We're working with our local carriers to begin the rollout of Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5 for the #HTCOne from end of January 2014," the Taiwanese company tweeted yesterday.

CNET reports British HTC One owners could receive the update as soon as February as carriers will need to make adjustments accordingly.  

KitKat 4.4 is also expected to hit Nexus 7 and 10 shortly as announced by the Android team last week. Despite a petition which gathered over 18,000 signatures, Galaxy Nexus owners will likely miss out due to Google’s policy which rules out OS updates 18 months after a phone's launch- a strict policy enforced by the company.

Google released the latest version of its hugely popular OS last month, with aims to provide low-footprint software which can run smoothly on lower end phones. It debuted on the Nexus 5 to a predominantly positive reception featuring an enhanced Google Now, improved location services and an overall polished and immersive design.

Fans are now still eagerly awaiting Android 5.0, which is rumoured to be announced mid-2014.

Source: CNET | Image via Spigen

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I think the most exciting part is the introduction of ART to replace Dalvik but I don't think there will be a major flow on until it is made the default which probably won't happen until Android 5.0.

Can't wait until February 1st when HTC announces that for technical reasons the HTC One cannot upgrade to KitKat but users can upgrade to the brand new HTC One TWO!

Figure 8 Dash said,
Can't wait until February 1st when HTC announces that for technical reasons the HTC One cannot upgrade to KitKat but users can upgrade to the brand new HTC One TWO!
Umm what? They already announced KitKat on the One, and they delivered 4.3 plus Sense 5.5 to some customers (damn you AT&T). HTC can't afford to make mistakes like they did with previous phones

If anything, HTC seems to be really taking care of us. I'm impressed with how quick they give us updates. The update for 4.4 seems to be taking the longest (and that's not even that long).

Samsung S3 and S4 doesn't even have 4.3 yet...!

Hello,

tsupersonic said,
Umm what? They already announced KitKat on the One, and they delivered 4.3 plus Sense 5.5 to some customers (damn you AT&T). HTC can't afford to make mistakes like they did with previous phones

You have never had the Desire HD have you?

Nightwind Hawk said,
If anything, HTC seems to be really taking care of us. I'm impressed with how quick they give us updates.

Agreed, I'm very impressed with this phone.