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Android 4.4 KitKat coming to HTC One mobile phones, mid-November – still on schedule

*UPDATED*

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC has unveiled its plans on rolling out the very latest version of Android, 4.4, KitKat, to its handsets.

Google officially revealed its newest version of its mobile phone and tablet OS yesterday, along with its LG made Nexus 5 flagship device.

That will be the first new phone to run the OS, where HTC has now taken to Twitter to inform its customers when the OS is coming to their phones.

The company tweeted from its @HTCUSA account:

“Here’s to Customers – who love candy! Kit Kat is coming to #HTCOne customers in the US in 90 days.”

This was followed by another missive, relating to its un-customised and non-network bound mobiles -

“#HTCOne Google Play Edition will have Android 4.4 by mid November. Dev Edition and SIM unlocked users can expect Kit Kat by end of Nov.”

That initial three-month window relates to the flagship device, released earlier this year.

HTC’s One comes with a 4.7-inch FHD screen; quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU; 2GB of RAM; a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, running Android Jelly Bean, with the BlinkFeed homescreen news aggregator.

The Google Play Edition was the same phone, only running a vanilla Android OS – offering a Nexus-type experience.

Omio has reached out to HTC in the UK, to see if this deployment will be replicated here; we will update this article when we know more.

Via: Android Central

UPDATE #2:

HTC has now taken to Twitter, with a public update to its deployment of Android KitKat, with the following tweet:

“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.”

That doesn’t shed any more light, from the statement we received earlier this month, only that it is still on track with the update.

 

UPDATE #1 (4th November):

HTC UK has been in touch with Omio, informing us that the USA update schedule will be replicated here (almost) – according to the following statement:

“Across EMEA, HTC will work with local carriers to begin the roll-out of Android 4.4 with Sense 5.5 for the HTC One from end of January. The Google Play edition will start to receive the update earlier, starting from the end of November. Details regarding the HTC One max and the HTC One mini will follow.”

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Rob Kerr