Jan 23 AT 6:42 PM Alex Wagner 12 Comments

HTC hands Android 4.4 update for U.S. One models to carriers for certification

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Are you owners of U.S. carrier-branded HTC One units jealous of your Developer and Google Play edition-owning friends and their Android 4.4 updates? Well don’t be, because you too will soon know what it’s like to break off a piece of that KitKat bar.

HTC announced today that the Android 4.4 update for the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon HTC One models has been handed off to the carriers for final testing. It’s expected that the update will be certified next week, and according to HTC’s own software update page, the phase after “Certification” is “Push to customer.” Those are three pretty sweet words, no?

We’ve known for a while now that HTC was planning to try and push Android 4.4 to the U.S. carrier-branded One units by the end of January, but it’s still good to see that the company is on track. Now we just have to wait for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to give the software the once-over. Here’s to hoping that we don’t have to endure a repeat of the Verizon HTC One’s Android 4.3 update process in which a last-minute bug ended up delaying the rollout of the new software by nearly two months.

Do you have a U.S. carrier-branded HTC One? If so, which operator is your aluminum-clad handset attached to?


Source: HTC

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  • cube butt

    htc sux, even android 4.4 wont save it from downfall. i mean look at the pic -its not even 11:41!!!!!!!

  • guilherme

    ohh my GOD my HTC one is AT&T I am so thrilled that my phone will receive update some time next weeek

    • gordonbrown

      Not to mention updates create bugs and remove features sometimes. I wouldn’t want to be the first to update. I rooted my S3 just to block the 4.3 update.. and now I have better options. Good luck HTC owners. I hope it works out.
      Flash player for android 4.4 kitkat

      • ayonko

        Maybe if you don’t like Android you should get an iPhone. I don’t understand why some people, people just like you, would read an article about one of the most awarded and capable phones and then complain that said company with a more modern phone and closer to the latest software release than the one you have is inferior to your phone with last year’s version. Keep living in your plastic encased, performance inferior removable battery phone world. Don’t tap too hard with your reply, your screen might break then you’d have to either upgrade to a modern phone or pay your deductible to replace your antique with a refurbished one running the same software as mine had before it was modernized

      • Zach Cline

        Mobile flash is dead moron . I’m sorry that you can’t comprehend that , But Adobe moved on with html 5 .

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  • Rasta Silver

    That’s good news its now left to the Networks to do the rest


    What about india? Android 4.4.2 Update

  • sherry

    What about HTC one max?

  • jason

    Awesome can’t wait

  • Oscar

    What about the HTC one’s family line?

  • Cwalden21

    I have the t-mobile version..looking forward to the update.
    One question I have is I am looking to drop Tmobile soon and go to an MVNO carrier…after i make that switch how will the update process go once im unlocked and running on an MVNO?