Yesterday, HTC confirmed ambitious Android 4.4 KitKat update plans for owners of its flagship HTC One. It also confirmed updates for the HTC One Max and HTC One mini. And while the news is good for some HTC users, the news is bad for others as the HTC One X Android 4.4 KitKat update, which has already been dismissed in the past, is once again under the spotlight.
After months and months of rumor and speculation, Google announced the Nexus 5 and the Android 4.4 KitKat update yesterday. The Nexus 5, with Android 4.4 KitKat on board, went on sale yesterday. The company did not, however, roll out Android 4.4 to older devices, saying that Nexus devices will get the update in the near future.
Surprisingly, several companies came out and confirmed their plans for Android 4.4 KitKat including HTC which promised an aggressive upgrade plan for HTC One owners in the United States. According to HTC, the HTC One will be updated across U.S. carriers within 90 days. That means, Android 4.4 KitKat should come by January 29th.
The company also confirmed Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the HTC One Max and HTC One mini though the company did not say when they would be getting their updates, only that the updates would follow the HTC One’s. HTC left out a lot of older devices and that means the users are unfortunately going to have to deal with rumors.
@Baspower_ They won’t do that 18 months support ended…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) November 1, 2013
One rumor emerge yesterday about the HTC One X Android 4.4 KitKat update and it’s a rumor that we have unfortunately heard before. The HTC One X Android 4.4 KitKat update is in serious doubt thanks to comments from HTC leakster and developer LLabTooFeR and thanks to Google which killed off its own Galaxy Nexus Android 4.4 KitKat update due to it falling outside of an 18-month update window.
HTC hasn’t confirmed anything just yet but at this point, an HTC One X Android 4.4 KitKat roll out would be surprising to say the least and owners will want to start tempering their expectations. If it’s true, and it likely is, it means that HTC One X owners will have to rely on the development community for Android 4.4 KitKat features.