Let’s play a game: how many Android devices can you list that launched back in 2012, and have found themselves updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat? Not very many. Well, joining that illustrious list this week — on April 24th, to be exact — will be the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon Wireless. HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management revealed the good news on Twitter this afternoon, also adding that Sense 5.5 will come along with the firmware upgrade as well.
Droid DNA owners are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s been a long time coming, and after facing initial delays in getting Android 4.2.2 to the device, HTC remained committed to updating the DNA to KitKat. A testament to HTC’s new commitment to support their flagship devices with major software releases (even if the Droid DNA launched a few months ahead of the One line).
In a time when 720p was still the standard, HTC smashed convention, launching the first phone in the US with a full 1080p display. Some said it was overkill, but my, how time flies. It’s nice to see the DNA still holds a special place in HTC’s heart, just don’t expect any major firmware upgrades from here on out. HTC’s will have done their part, breathing new life into Droid DNA, most likely for the last time.