Nov 20 AT 8:49 AM Alex Wagner 10 Comments

HTC tweets update on Android 4.4 rollout schedule for One, DROID DNA


Just a few weeks after initially laying out its Android 4.4 rollout plans for its flagship One smartphone, HTC has taken to Twitter to provide a bit of an update on the situation. The company first touched on the Verizon-flavored One, which is still on Android 4.2 because of a last-minute delay that pushed its Android 4.3 update out of its original October release timeframe. HTC says that the Verizon One will receive a small update this week to prep it for Android 4.3, with the full-on update slated to hit in December. The 4.3 delay isn’t expected to affect the Verizon One’s update to Android 4.4.

Speaking of KitKat, HTC says that it’s on track to deliver a combo update to Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5 to all North American One models by the end of January. No details regarding specific carrier rollouts have been given quite yet.

HTC also took a moment to address the DROID DNA and its helping of KitKat. Verizon customers that are still rocking a DNA as their daily driver will be glad to hear that the device will receive a bump up to Android 4.4, which is slated to roll out before the end of the first quarter of 2014. As with most updates, though, the exact timing could vary depending on how the carrier certification process goes.

We may still be a little far out from the Android 4.4 rollout for the carrier-branded One models; so, the whole situation is still a tad fluid at this point. Still, it’s good to see HTC keeping an open line of communication with its customers regarding important updates. Here’s hoping that the testing process for the operator-specific HTC One variants goes smoothly so that owners can get 2014 started off with a tasty KitKat treat.

Via: Android Police

Source: @HTCUSA

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  • bellken

    great news for Droid DNA users

    • LukeT32

      Crappy part being HTC will be done end of Q1 2014, by the time VZW actually releases it could be end of Q2. :D

  • hurric

    still waiting to receive my update on my Nexus in Canada

  • marie thompson

    I want to
    KNOW could you put more memory in the dna

  • Darrell Jordan

    Someone have a link to the tweet about the DNA?

  • Pravas

    Sweet! Its very nice to see the devices lined up for the latest update.

  • donger

    Go HTC! on the right track.

  • H3110

    anyone know if the dna will still get 4.2.2 in dec and then 4.4 or will it just be 4.4 in marchish

  • Shawn

    Just don’t believe updates about sense 5 for Droid DNA. So close to just getting a new phone…. Thanks a lot Obam….er I mean Verizon!