HTC One GPe KitKat code already in Google’s hands, should be rolling out soon

by: Andrew GrushNovember 15, 2013

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It was fifteen days ago that HTC first revealed its extremely ambitious KitKat upgrade plans.  At the time, the plan was to deliver Android 4.4 KitKat to the GPe edition of the handset within 15 days, and the developer and unlocked HTC One within 30 days.

Even crazier, HTC said they hoped to have all U.S. carrier updates pushed out within just 90 days.

So where’s the previously promised HTC One Google Play Edition update? According to the official HTC USA Twitter account, the code has been delivered to Google. Now all that is left is for Google to push the update out via the PlayStore — hopefully this happens sooner rather than latter.

As for the rest of HTC’s KitKat plans, HTC USA released a second tweet confirming that the company is still on track to release KitKat to the HTC One Developer Edition and SIM-unlocked variants of the handset by the month’s end.

HTC didn’t directly mention the promise of carrier updates within 90 days, but considering how smoothly the rest of the process is going, we’d imagine that it will happen as close to the proposed timeline as possible. Of course delays do happen, especially when carriers (such as Verizon) are involved.

We’ve certainly been rather impressed with HTC recently, at least when it comes to updates. What do you think, are you surprised to see that HTC is staying mostly on-track with their KitKat upgrade plans?

  • MasterMuffin

    I’m amazed! HTC is finally upgrading faster than competition! What is this sorcery!?

    • Scott Ricketts

      When they apologized for the Thunderbolt, they were back on my potential buy list. The One has not disappointed me.

  • Amine Elouakil

    lol before the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4

  • Shark Bait

    Good, HTC need to start doing something right

    • Amine Elouakil

      this is wrong?

      • Shark Bait

        This is then starting to do things right again

        • Amine Elouakil

          they’ve been spot on with the One updates

          • Shark Bait

            Yep they’ve been good all round with it….. appart from the marketing.
            If it where as cheap as the nexus that would be my choice of phone

          • Amine Elouakil

            They already have low marging making the things, it’s impossible for them to match the Nexus price

          • Shark Bait

            Yeah its a different class of quality, id never actually expect it to be as cheap. Im sure they still get a tidy margin tho

          • Jefficko

            It can’t be as cheap. HTC One is overall better device. Camera, Space, Quality, Speakers, Display. This is what Nexus 5 is getting cheap at. Deal with the fact Nexus 5 is a good phone but it’s not the best.

          • Shark Bait

            Yeah i know, quality is sacrificed on the nexus. But im happy with that. Just saying if the nexus didnt exist id have a htc one

  • Yama

    Omg samsung come the f*ing on!!

    • Shark Bait

      you think their not working on it?

  • Mystery Man

    Samsung -___-

  • Scott Ricketts

    Leak dammit!!! Leak!!!!