HTC has confirmed earlier this week that AT&T has approved the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the One Mini and it will start rolling out the upgrade sometime this week.
It looks like it only took AT&T one day to start seeding the update, so those who own the HTC One Mini can start searching for the update. According to AT&T, you will need at least a 50% charged battery to download and install the update.
Keep in mind that this is quite a large upgrade as the update file is about 658MB in size, which is why we recommend HTC One Mini owners to download it via Wi-Fi network.
It is also worth mentioning that the update has the software number 3.10.502.3 and is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages, so if you have yet to be notified, you can manually check for it by going to Settings / About Phone / System Updates / Download. In case the update is not yet available for download, you might want to check again later.
AT&T also states that the update will provide One Mini users with a new user interface, namely HTC Sense 5.5, along with lots of other improvements and new features.
HTC One Mini users will be able to take advantage of the new and improved user interface in the Android 4.4 KitKat, which includes enhancements like restyled status and navigation bars, along with a brand new full-screen immersive mode.
The update also brings color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security features, enhanced Bluetooth, as well as better power management.
With the new HTC BlinkFeed app, One Mini users will be able access switch content sources much faster. You will also be able to search for custom topics and it also includes more news sources.
Once upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, HTC One Mini users will be able to benefit from new copy and paste options, such as the possibility to share or Google highlighted information.
There’s also a new e-mail user interface, which makes it look and feel closer to Gmail’s design. It also allows users to make in-line editing.
The music player’s controls now appear directly on the lock screen, so users can jump to specific past songs or videos directly from lock screen.
The clock app has been improved by adding an enhanced analog user interface. Last but not least, with the Immersive mode, users will be able to view books, videos and games in full screen.