Unlocked HTC One and Developer Edition Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat Update in the US

The update is pushed OTA (over the air), in stages

HTC was one of the first handset makers to announce some of its devices will get the recently introduced Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade. The Taiwanese company promised HTC One owners it will offer the highly anticipated update in 90 days.

Moreover, HTC also stated the One Google Play Edition units will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update in just 15 days since the platform's official announcement.

Last week, the company started the rollout of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One Google Play Edition globally and no one though the unlocked version of the smartphone may receive the same update in such as short time.

According to the latest statements from HTC USA, Android 4.4 KitKat should have arrived for HTC One sometime in January.

However, in a surprising move, the company announced recently all unlocked HTC One and Developer Edition units in the United States are now eligible for the Android 4.4 KitKat update.

As expected, the update is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages, so it might take a while until it reaches all users. Those who have yet to be notified on the update can manually check for availability by going to Settings / About phone / Software updates.

It is also worth mentioning the update provided by HTC comes with Sense 5.5 UI as well. HTC One max was the first smartphone to ship with the latest version of Sense and now HTC One users will also get it within the Android 4.4 KitKat.

Other improvements that will be added soon after the KitKat update is applied include things like Chromecast and Bluetooth MAP support, Chrome web view, Close captioning, Device management, HDR+ photography and more.

In other news, at least two other HTC smartphone have been confirmed to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update in January, DROID DNA and EVO 4G LTE.

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