The HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update will soon hit the US-based owners, as the firmware update “has entered carrier labs for final testing.”
As usual, HTC USA made the information available via Twitter, where they revealed that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One is awaiting certification from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Once the firmware update passes the carrier final testing, it will be pushed to the HTC One users.
HTC also notes that they are expecting the Android 4.4 update roll out to begin next week, but from this moment it all depends on the carriers. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell how long it will take until the carriers get the update up and running, but given the Android 4.4 update for the Moto X was rolled out in a record time, there’s no reason to believe that HTC’s estimations are not accurate.
Summing up, we might see the Android 4.4 KitKat hit the first HTC One units starting next week, but, as usual we will look at a staged roll out.
On the hand, the Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One Mini and HTC One Max is currently in “integration” stage. This basically means that HTC is still working to optimize the new OS for the two aforementioned phones.
As I was mentioning above, once the carriers end the final testing for the Android 4.4 update for HTC One, the roll out will be made out in stages, which means that not all users will be able to download and install it on their smartphones in the same time.