HTC chimes in on plans to update HTC One to Android 4.4 KitKat (all variants)


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You’ve probably been enjoying Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for only a few weeks now on your HTC One, and it’s crazy that we’re already looking to the next big Android upgrade. As we all heard, Android 4.4 KitKat was announced earlier today and if you’re an HTC One owner you likely have one question on your mind: “When is my HTC One getting it?”

Wouldn’t you know it, HTC was quick to chime in on update plans for their flagship HTC One line. According to HTC, the HTC One Google Play edition can expect the update first, arriving in the next 15 days. Both the HTC One Developer Edition and unlocked models will receive KitKat within the next 30 days, followed by carrier-branded HTC One (those in the US) getting Android 4.4 within 90 days or less. HTC One Max and HTC One Mini? HTC says they’re still figuring out timing on those device, but expect to hear back from them shortly.

Looks like HTC wanted to nip KitKat plans in the bud. You know, before their social outlets were flooded with questions from die-hard Android users frothing at the mouth. Now you can get back to enjoying your phone, and snapping ZOEs of the kiddies on Halloween.

[via Engadget]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. And all other phones from Pre-2013 won’t be supported.

    1. damn, my HTC Sensation was really hoping to taste KitKat


      1. My Tmo Sensation finally met its end when i hit it with a hammer in frustration. My Note 3 that replaced it is more then enough phone to replace it :D

    2. well their previous flagship device was released almost 20 months ago, that’s beyond the suggested lifetime

      1. Thats while all OEM’s should give you discounts towards their phones if you can’t update and they want you to stay with them.

  2. Good for HTC. That still won’t help them with sales tho. Market your freakin phones!!!

    1. Well, this is the first step

  3. 90 days in Verizon time = 2nd quarter 2014

    1. This is VZW we’re talking about… pretty sure you got the year wrong in your example >.<

      1. What can I say? I am Jack’s sense of unbridled optimism.

  4. 90 days or less for carrier brands? That’s impressive if true.

    They were fast with Android 4.3, so I guess I shouldn’t doubt their veracity. Good job, HTC.

  5. Wow I’m impressed I do have a free s4 on the way that i should get by this time next month but the phone after that I may have to consider HTC if I don’t go with next years nexus.

  6. I’m hoping for something along the lines of four days. That seems fair. :p (GPE)

  7. i’m getting impressed with the recent pace of updates HTC has been doing lately. 4.4. already they are planning.

    Even Motorola just posted they are already working on 4.4. as we speak.

    1. Motorola Mobile is part of Google now. What did you expect?

      1. Motorola always had an infamous history of not updating their OSes for a long time before moving on to their next batch of phones.

  8. Cant wait!!!! I hope it comes fast.
    Nexus ordered as well this is a good week

  9. Cant wait!!!! Im glad i have the unlocked one hehe

  10. This is awesome news for HTC one owners, my wife has the HTC one and absolutely loves it. I am just happy HTC is pushing updates out fast that way it makes the other OEM’s hurry up with theirs I have a G2 and like it a lot so let’s see if LG can match HTC’s time frame

  11. ~30-90 days for branded models sounds exceptional to me. Especially when considering a major update was put out just 30 days ago in the US!

  12. no mention of the Butterfly s :(
    will have to see if it gets 4.3 at all…

  13. No love for the evo 4g lte I guess.

    1. Wouldn’t that be amazing, though? You see that phone and others, like the One X, get a random update to 4.4? EVERYONE would love HTC. That would force other OEM’s to update their older devices.

  14. Awesome !! I love HTC, and this is why.

  15. I call BULL$#!@

    1. People called BS when they said they were updating all the ONEs by the end of October as well. HTC proved they werent BSn. Ill take them at their word on this one.

      1. Not a chance in hell that KitKat makes it to the Verizon One before March 2014.

        1. Well, yea, because unfortunately, its Verizon. FIOS is awesome though. lol

      2. You’ll take your word on that “one”? I’m sorry, I couldn’t let that go.

        1. Lol !, no pun intended. hahah

      3. or the HTC One S… right? yup thoughts so.

        1. This article isnt about the HTC ONE S.

          1. well no shiza. slap me silly and call me sally. We were talking about HTC keeping their word. try to keep up.

          2. And they kept their word with the 4.3 update to the ONE, try to stay on subject here. We’re not talking about the ONE S, the article isnt taking about the ONE S.

          3. I see… you are the guy that NEEDS to see their name on every post. Good luck with that.

          4. Exactly! They always have a hard time keeping their word. I have a one s and they totally went back on their word when they said it was getting 4.2 and now I’m stuck with 4.1. That’s one of the reasons my next phone will be a Samsung or nexus. Clearly “jointhepredacons” missed your point lol

  16. This will go a long way in helping HTC get back in the game.

    1. Your name, though. “This will go a long way in hel”. LoL!!

  17. I really hope Verizon doesn’t sh!t the bed again… wait, of course they will.

  18. and if you believe a phone manufacture not working with Google regarding android updates, then I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.

  19. Planning on jumping right from 4.2.1 stock to 4.4 when it comes out. I’m very pleased with HTC if this comes true.

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