New HTC One Android 4.4 Update KitKat Details for U.S.

New HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update details have emerged for the United States thanks to HTC President Jason Mackenzie who has issued two new bits of information regarding the missing T-Mobile HTC One and AT&T HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat updates.

Last year, HTC promised three big Android 4.4 KitKat updates within 90 days. The company released the HTC One Google Play Edition update within 15 days, at least to Google, and it pushed the HTC One Developer Edition out within the 30 day window that it promised. The company, however, failed to completely deliver on its promise to release the HTC One Android 4.4 update in the United States by the end of January.

At the end of the month, we saw HTC President Jason Mackenzie issue an apology to HTC One owners, saying that the updates would probably emerge within one to two weeks. In a bit of a surprise, the Sprint HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update rolled out on January 31st and recently, we saw it joined by the Verizon HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update. That has left AT&T and T-Mobile owners looking for answers.

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Well, Mackenzie is back today with some answers for those HTC One owners that are still on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5. He claims that the T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update is extremely close and that the AT&T HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update is still in testing but could be out next week.

Just yesterday, Mackenzie said that the T-Mobile HTC One update could roll out this week so it’s possible that we could see it emerge later on today if users are lucky.

From the looks of things, it appears that the T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update will roll out first, followed by the missing AT&T KitKat update. That’s not set in stone but Mackenzie’s language seems to hint at that.

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Once the update’s do touch down, AT&T and T-Mobile owners will not only get some of the features from Android 4.4 KitKat, but they will also get Sense 5.5, an update that brings enhancements to HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Zoe.

Up next for the HTC One is said to be the new Sense 6, thought to be coming with the HTC One 2 (HTC M8) sometime later this year. HTC is reportedly working on the HTC One Sense 6 update though a well-placed source claims that the update won’t be released until the summer or the fall of this year, perhaps alongside a new version of Android.

  

Comments

  1. Paul says

    Figures. I hope at&t understands this is a reflection of their customer service. WTF is the hold up? They are testing the oodles of crapware they force us to have pre installed? Maybe their adding more crapware to make a quick buck on their customers. Whatever the case, this is obviously a direct indicator of how low they think of us. :-(

  2. Chris Edmond says

    How’s this in anyways HTCs fault. Its always like this. The carrier updates always come in at the end for long “testing” like after the update the phone will magically burst into flames from connecting to AT&Ts network. No they take their time. Most people don’t even know the difference between firmware updates on androids and I’ve seen hordes of people who don’t even know they have an update. So att thinks that oh no one cares and we can take our time. Hinting at the just recent realse of the HTC one X firmware update. So unless it was HTCs fault ATT took a whole year longer to get a .1 sense and android upgrade then HTC is cleared

  3. bill says

    HTC should have never promoted the update in 90 days. Further more they should have never followed up with another 2 weeks. I have been with HTC sinse the Dream. I’m done. This company can go bankrupt for all I care. They let me down.

  4. Luke says

    You guys keep blaming htc when it’s the carriers fault for the delays. Htc had their part done in the time they specified. Now it rests on the carriers.

  5. summit21 says

    You gotta love the total transparency in this process by HTC. There is not a company out there now sharing this much info on their Android updates, I’m talking to you Samsung, Sony, LG, etc…FWIW I am an HTC One owner and previously frstrated by their inability to update the Incredible 2. Props to them for making the process what it should be.

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