HTC One Developer Edition and unlocked models receiving KitKat starting TODAY


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HTC is doing it again. Not one to rest on their laurels, it appears that HTC is still going hard in the paint. updating their flagship smartphone — the HTC One — to the latest version of Google’s mobile OS: Android 4.4 KitKat.

Beginning today, those who purchased the HTC One Developer Edition or unlocked models can expect KitKat to hit your devices in time for the holidays, complete with HTC Sense (yes, this is a good thing). It’s pretty crazy when you think about it. It was only last week the Nexus 4 received Android 4.4 KitKat, along with the Google Play edition devices shortly after.

As a phone running a “skinned” version of Android, we almost can’t believe HTC has managed such a quick turn around, leaving most other guys (Samsung, Sony, LG) in the dust. Way. To. Go.


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. I applaud the manufacturers, but I also applaud Google for whatever behind-the-scenes voodoo magic that they’ve been able to work with Kit Kat to get manufacturers like Motorola and HTC to step up their update game.

  2. Go HTC maybe next year I might be purchasing one of your devices again if you can keep this up for now Samsung needs to step it up

  3. Interesting. This will force Samsung and the rest of the OEMs to step up to the plate. The problem now lies with the carriers.

    1. This is the EXACT reason why I opted for the Developer Edition and strongly urged those that wanted speedy updates to get an unlocked model.

      $45 a month though Straight Talk, AT&T service with LTE, and updates at the speed of life. Best move I ever made.

      1. Yup, the benefits are definitely showing this time around.

      2. … or just buy through TMob and do a full conversion to Dev.

        All good here. ;-)

        (Mine’s been converted to GPe, Dev, Int’l and back to TMo stock more times than I can count. I think I may have made a habit of it…)

  4. So.. I’m definitely considering a HTC phone next.

    1. So am i. This is impressive. Well done HTC im seriously considering my next phone to be HTC.

      1. I still don’t know if I’m gonna buy a Samsung or an HTC to replace my S3

  5. If I didn’t already sell my Galaxy S4 to get my Nexus 5 I would definitely be looking at HTC… well done HTC!

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  6. I want to hope that Sprint can release the update by the end of the year! It would definitely be a great Christmas present…

  7. This is absolutely huge news… HTC is straight #winning this year!

  8. Exactly by a small company Like Htc to be able to push out thus update so fast puts pressure on the bigger manufactures like Samsung, LG, Sony to step it up and deliver fast updates, Samsung won a lot of fans before by being first with updates and now it seems they are falling behind they have such a huge portfolio of devices in excess of 80+ phones this year it will be hard to keep them all updated.

  9. HTC left others in the dust? You forget Moto left even some nexus devices in the dust

  10. I have the unlocked version. In settings it said that the update was available but when I went to update it said the software was corrupted. I tried it a few times and now it says there is no update but I’m still on 4.3. Bummer.

  11. The thrill of receiving the 4.4 update on my unlocked HTC One was short-lived… The phone isn’t picking up ATT LTE anymore! Used to work fine before the update… Not sure if it is a hardware malfunction coincidence.. trying to get out checked out, but it’s always a painwith HTC not having any retail stores !
    Anyone else caching issues with LTE on ATT after the update…

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