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Droid DNA Android 4.4 KitKat Update Confirmed



Last week, HTC confirmed Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the HTC One, HTC One Max and HTC One mini with the HTC One update said to be coming before the end of January. HTC users can add another device to the list as the company has confirmed plans to upgrade the Droid DNA with Android 4.4 KitKat at some point in the future.

After weeks of rumor, Google finally confirmed the Nexus 5 and the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Google confirmed the update for its Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 but did not confirm the update for any other devices. Shortly afterward though, manufacturers stepped up to the plate and started to deliver Android 4.4 KitKat details to their users.


One of them was HTC who confirmed an HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update within 90 days and also said that the HTC One Max and HTC One mini would get the update after the HTC One. Today, we can add another device to the upgrade list as HTC President Jason Mackenzie has confirmed a Droid DNA Android 4.4 KitKat update for arrival some time in the future.

Mackenzie confirmed the update but declined to offer specifics saying that the device will get the update but that the update schedule is under review. With the Droid DNA likely moving to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean before the end of the year, the update likely isn’t going to roll out anytime soon. Instead, 2014 seems more likely given that the HTC One should be first to the new software.

Of course, just because HTC says that it will happen doesn’t necessarily mean that it will. The company has broken promises before and Verizon is notorious for impacting software releases.

The Droid DNA is turning a year old soon which means that it falls within Google’s 18-month upgrade period, something that HTC subscribes to. That means that it has a good of a chance as any to get the upgrade from Jelly Bean to KitKat. Look for Mackenzie to continue to offer small hints about the Droid DNA’s future in the weeks ahead.



  1. Natascha Kirkendoll

    11/04/2013 at 4:28 pm

    I’m done with the whole android phone. Coming from ios from the last 8yrs I had no idea how updating these phones was such an issue. Updates aren’t done like this with ios love the Android phones I had but I’m tired of praying that my phone will get updated

    • Tushar

      11/04/2013 at 7:48 pm

      Buy a nexus device they get updates real fast and stock android works like a charm.

      • Natascha Kirkendoll

        11/04/2013 at 11:53 pm

        My 1st phone was the galaxy nexus and I’m currently using the Droid DNA :)

  2. Keith Monaghan (@KeithMon)

    11/05/2013 at 12:49 pm

    I’m using the Droid DNA and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. Let’s do it sooner than later!

  3. Natascha Kirkendoll

    11/05/2013 at 3:48 pm

    Of course, just because HTC says that it will happen doesn’t necessarily mean that it will. The company has broken promises before and Verizon is notorious for impacting software releases.

  4. Matthew Mc Clous

    11/06/2013 at 4:13 pm

    It will get it ..its just the matter of when .. HTC has really stepped up on the updates … The one got 4.3 on Verizon week’s before any S4

    • MSmith

      11/08/2013 at 10:56 am

      They promised 4.3 by end of December. Loving my phantom 4.3. Looks just like 4.1. Waited 2+ years just to get Ice Cream Sandwich on the Thunderbolt, which was their feature phone at the time. Going forward, it’s Nexus Only for me.

  5. Dew Schbag

    11/09/2013 at 2:31 pm

    Why can’t they just skip to the damn top of the order. If Kit Kat is the most current then roll it the F^&k out!! I hate being 3 versions behind at all times!!!

  6. Natascha Kirkendoll

    11/09/2013 at 3:38 pm


    • Doug Hill

      11/11/2013 at 10:32 am

      What does the British singer-songwriter have to do with this?

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