There has been much talk around the HTC DROID DNA upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but there was no clear exact release date confirmed by the Taiwanese handset maker until recently.One of the most popular Android smartphones launched by HTC in the US last year, the DROID DNA still ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, which is a few iterations older than the last version of the platform.
However, HTC has promised that it will offer another major upgrade in the following months, but did not disclose any timeframes for the rollout.
The good news is that HTC's Executive Director of Product Management, Mohammed Versi, has just confirmed that his company has received approval from Verizon Wireless for the long-awaited Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for DROID DNA.
According to him, the update will be pushed by Verizon very soon: “DNA Owners! We have received technical approval from Verizon on OS 4.2.2 + Sense 5!! Thank you for your patience, the OTA will go out soon!!”
Furthermore, he also confirms that the update should go live today and that it will include HTC Sense 5 as well. There's even more good news for DROID DNA, as Versi has confirmed that HTC engineers will start working on Android 4.4 KitKat update early next year and that the upgrade should arrive by the end of Q1 2014.
It's been confirmed that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for DROID DNA will also include the latest version of HTC Sense UI: “4.4 is targeted for end of Q1 2014. This will be with the latest Sense update as well.”
Those who already own the DROID DNA should be notified of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update within the next few days, but they may also want to manually check for it beginning December 6.