EU HTC One receiving second KitKat update today
Just last month, European HTC One owners began receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. However, shortly after release the update was suddenly pulled by HTC, when customers began reporting a variety of complaints, including a substantial reduction in battery life. Fortunately, HTC appears to have fixed the issues, and a new KitKat based software update is now making its way out across Europe.
The new update, labelled as version 4.19.401.11, comes in at 205MB and is available OTA. Along with “important” bug fixes and enhancements, the change log also mentions improvements to the handset’s WiFi service, specifically support for a wider range of routers. Perhaps this is was another one of the problems found in the first KitKat update.
As mentioned, the update is heading out to various countries in Europe, although the roll-out process will be gradual, as usual. Also, carrier branded HTC One’s will have to wait a little longer for their carriers to get around to fixing up their software. For example the UK software update page still lists the unlocked and various carrier handsets in the “integration” stage, so it’s not being pushed out to consumers quite yet over here.
If you haven’t received an update notification yet, you can always force a manual check via Settings > About phone > Software updates.