Android users around the globe rejoiced when Google announced that an additional array of smartphones would be benefiting from the KitKat update in the "coming weeks". Google took their usual stance of not going into any great detail regarding when specific hardware would be able to get the upgrade but it seems that weeks will actually be more like months for HTC One owners. Not exactly the longest wait that Android owners have had to endure, but still not exactly ideal for those itching to experience Android at its finest.
HTC confirmed its release schedule for Android 4.4 via a reply to a direct question through its HTC USA Twitter account. The tweet confirmed that North American HTC One owners will see the rollout of Android 4.4 to their devices by the end of January 2014 as an over-the-air update. In addition to the firmware update, users of the extremely popular One in the North American region will also be given an update to the on-device Sense software suite that will see it bumped to version 5.5.
HTC’s Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule isn’t exactly the end of the world for users, considering we are fast approaching the end of the calendar year. When the 4.4 update is rolled out, it also looks like all HTC One owners on all North American networks will benefit from the process, meaning total coverage in one single swoop. That’s definitely some good news to take on board. On the flip side, users of other popular Android devices like the Moto X and Nexus 4 won’t have to wait at all, as the KitKat rollout will start momentarily.
Google’s latest iteration of the world’s most popular mobile OS is already available for the Moto X, which is hardly surprising considering they actually own Motorola Mobility. Certain users of the Nexus 4 are also reporting that the 4.4 update is starting to find its way through to their handset today. It isn’t just smartphone users who are waking up to find update goodness either. Those technology fanatics with a 7-inch Nexus 7 or a 10-inch Nexus 10 should also start to see KitKat being available for their hardware from today.
As soon as we hear more regarding the exact plans and dates of the HTC One rollout we’ll be sure to let you know.
(Source: HTC USA [Twitter])
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