We have the official confirmation that Verizon’s Droid DNA will get updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
HTC Droid DNA, marketed as HTC Butterfly on certain markets, is the predecessor of HTC One M7 and launched pre-loaded with Android 4.1. HTC updated the device to Android 4.2, but it’s owners never got to taste Jelly Bean 4.3 or KitKat 4.4.
HTC’s Executive Product Manager @moversi confirmed on Twitter that the Droid DNA Android 4.4.2 update received the technical approval from Verizon, meaning that the carrier has finished testing the new firmware. The same HTC representative also informs that the new update will be released by Verizon starting April 24.
The Droid DNA Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update will most likely be rolled out in phases, meaning that it will take several days to spread to all users. Once your smartphone becomes eligible to receive the new firmware you should receive a system update message in the notification area. You’ll need to tap on the notification then follow the on-screen instructions.
Alternatively, you can check for the new update manually under Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates.
There’s no mention about the changes brought by the Android 4.4.2 update for Droid DNA, but we believe we already know what’s in the bag. The new update should arrive with the usual KitKat goodies like transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, better power management, emoji support, cloud printing, immersive mode, full screen album art, and more.
The new firmware should also arrive with Sense 5.5 UI, updates for most HTC native apps, and new features like BlinkFeed or HTC Zoe.
Because we’re talking about an incremental update, expect the update file to have a size of over 500 MB, so it’s recommended to download it using a stable WiFi network.
Hopefully, there will be no delays of some kind and we promise to return with more details as soon as they are made available.