Dec 06 AT 1:31 PM Dima Aryeh 37 Comments

HTC DROID DNA updating to 4.2.2 now, 4.4 coming in Q1 2014


The HTC DROID DNA may be quite “old” by this point, by technology standards anyway, but we’re happy to learn that it hasn’t been abandoned. Staying on Android 4.1 since launch without a major update, it deserves this one. The DROID DNA is now being updated to 4.2.2. Even though it’s not a very new version of Android, it’s getting Sense 5 along with a ton of changes an enhancements. It should please owners anyway.

In the update, you’ll find many features from the newer HTC One. There is Blinkfeed, a new Gallery, Zoe video clip highlights, a new dialer, quick settings similar to those in AOSP and a bunch of bug fixes. It’s a pretty huge update partially overhauling the device.

But if 4.2 is simply not good enough for you, HTC has you covered. The company says that it plans to update the DROID DNA to Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of Q1 of 2014, if Verizon certification allows for it.


If you’re the owner of the DROID DNA, once the flagship of HTC’s lineup, this is something you should definitely look forward to. It’ll be a whole new phone by the end of it. And rest assured that KitKat is coming as well. Are you satisfied with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 just now coming out, or do you think HTC should have done better with a phone that is no longer the flagship? Leave a comment!

Source: HTC Source, Droid-Life

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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