Android 4.4.2 OTA Update for HTC One Rolled back in the UK

Android 4.4.2 for HTC One

While the North American variants of the HTC One have already received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, it looks like the Taiwan-based phone maker is encountering “difficulties” with the Android 4.4.2 roll out for the UK HTC One owners.

Even though other European countries received the HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat update late January, the UK wasn’t part of the said roll out. About a week ago, HTC UK tweeted about KitKat arriving to the HTC One in the UK, but it seems that the company is encountering some problems.

The folks at Android Central got in touch with HTC and managed to obtain an official statement saying that the FOTA updates “have been temporarily suspended,” because a “limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update.” In the same statement HTC said that they are “working hard to resolve the issue quickly.”

For the time being, it can’t be said what “quickly” means for HTC, but one thing is for sure: HTC UK’s support page now lists the Android 4.4 KitKat update as being in the “integration” stage for all carriers.

The Android 4.4.2 was supposed to arrive with all the KitKat-specific goodies like white status bar icons, cloud printing, full screen album art in lock screen, or the new immersive mode, and in the same time update HTC One’s Sense UI to version 5.0. As I was mentioning above, there’s no way to tell when the Android 4.4.2 update will be resumed for the HTC One owners in the UK, but all we can do now is advise you to check the HTC UK Software Update page from time to time and see the status for the KitKat update.

Anyway, we promise to report in as soon as we find out more about the HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out for the UK region.

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