Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat update was just rolled out a few hours ago, but HTC has already committed to releasing the update for all of its HTC One models in 90 days or less. The news comes directly from HTC’s Jason Mackenzie during an interview with Engadget.
As always, the Android 4.4 update will be rolled out in phases, hitting the first round of devices within the next few weeks. Up first is the HTC One Google Play Edition, scheduled to receive its stock Android update within the next 15 days. The unlocked models and Developer Edition will receive Android 4.4 with Sense 5.5 within 30 days, with the remaining US carrier branded versions of the HTC One scheduled to receive the update within 90 days.
we're not going to roll out updates in a lazy fashion. We're going to make it a priority to have every dot release out on the One within 90 days.Jason MackenziePresident, HTC America
HTC is also planning on releasing the update for the HTC One max, HTC one mini and other devices. Unfortunately, HTC does not have any specific dates to share at this point in time. HTC is currently in the middle of pushing out the Android 4.3 update with Sense 5.5 to the global version of the HTC One, but we suspect that those devices will get their KitKat treat within the next 90 days as well.