HTC One to Get Android 4.4 KitKat Update by the End of July, Droid DNA by the End of Q1

Update HTC One to Android 4.4

While most of the smartphone makers are still struggling to release Android 4.3 for their devices, the folks at HTC wanted to clarify their Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule for the US. As usual, the American division of the Taiwanese company has used Twitter to provide us with new information.

Before talking Android 4.4, HTC USA has detailed the yet-unreleased Android 4.3 update for Verizon HTC One. According to this tweet the Android 4.3 update for Verizon will be a two step process: “First update for compatibility happening this week, followed by Android OS update in Dec.”

Furthermore HTC USA said that the delayed Verizon Android 4.3 is not jeopardizing their Android 4.4 KitKat update schedule: “delay with 4.3 update does not impact delivery of 4.4 by end of January.”

In a response to one of their followers who asked when will Sense 5.5 arrive for the T-Mobile HTC One, the USA division of the Taiwan-based company responded that the North American users will be able to update their HTC One units to Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5 by the end of January.

Least, but not last, HTC USA also give us an insight on DNA’s faith. HTC USA replied to a Twitter user threating to switch to “Sony Xperia since there is no update for the DNA,” that the KitKat update for DNA will arrive “by the end of Q1, pending certification from your carrier.”

They didn’t mention anything about the HTC One Max, but the first phablet of the company would most likely get the 4.4 update about the same time with the original HTC One.

Do you happen to own an HTC One or a Droid DNA? Isn’t waiting until late January or late Q1 a bit too long?

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  • Dazrin

    End of July? Ouch. I assume you mean January in the title. July would be too long. January seems quick compared to most phone update cycles. Yes, long compared to Nexus/Google Play Editions, but much faster than anything else. (How is the GS4 Kitkat update coming along?)