HTC One KitKat update in the hands of carriers now

January 23, 2014

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    The Android 4.4 KitKat update is ready for HTC One owners, as soon as their carrier of choice gets around to certifying the update.

    HTC  announced on Twitter that it finished all of its work on the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One, and that it submitted the update to all four U.S. carriers. The ball is now in the court of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to approve the update for their customers.

    The manufacturer says we can expect to see updates next week, but it all depends on the carriers. Sometimes certification for these updates can take a inordinate amount of time. Given how quickly carriers were to issue the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto X, however, it isn’t unreasonable to think that maybe HTC is right. Maybe we will see updates rolling out in waves starting next week. Hopefully we’ll at least see announcements of when those rollouts will begin.

    While the KitKat update for the HTC One is in carrier hands for testing, HTC is still working on bringing the latest version of Android to the HTC One mini and HTC One max. Both phones are currently in the “integration” stage, which means the manufacturer is working to implement the new OS on the phones. The next step after that is certification.

    When the updates do go live, it may take some time for some HTC One owners to get the update. arrears like to slowly rollout updates like this over time in case there are any unforeseen issues with the software. So while the wait for KitKat is almost over for HTC One owners, there’s no telling exactly how long it will be before it’s completely over.

    Do you think the carriers will turn around the KitKat updates quickly? Or will they make us wait even longer?

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    • Dave

      I’ll start the Verizon pool at May 15th. I’ll even give them the benefit of the doubt and say 2014.

      • Replicant Jason Booth

        im totally wearing my Heisenberg t shirt right now…underneath my sprint workshirt lol

    • Dave

      I’ll start the Verizon pool at May 15th. I’ll even give them the benefit of the doubt and say 2014.

    • Jesus

      Um. ABout time HTC. What about that older flagship, i.e. the One X? Forgot about that one did you??

      • AussieGreek

        Didn’t take long for an idiot to crawl out from under the rug to bag HTC again.

        • Jayfeather787

          Dude, Jesus has a point. HTC should not have abandoned their older flagships, which are still awesome phones.

          • amine aussie shills

            No point replying to HTC’s shills mate.

          • AussieGreek

            Idiots like jesus are just hypocritical morons on this site that just like to bag HTC, they are worse the apple fanboys.

            • Jayfeather787

              Shut up, he has a point. He is not bagging HTC, he just doesn’t like that it will not be receiving kit kat. Its still a good phone, and he has a right to complain.

      • Jack Parker

        The one X and one X+ will be getting android 4.2.2 and that’s it

        • AussieGreek

          What will the Moto RAZR M and HD be getting?

        • Jesus

          yeah, that sucks. FU

      • KingofPing

        About Time? Explain that one, please.

        What other OEM that isn’t Google has 4.4 out to US carriers?

        • Azeem


        • Jayfeather787

          Motorola and some samsung phones.

          • KingofPing

            So… Google.

            …and which Sammy devices have had 4.4 pushed from US Carriers?

            • Jayfeather787

              None, so you win.
              But technically, it doesn’t matter to me, as long as it has the update.

        • Jesus

          Read my comment again. One X? They want nothing to do with their old flagship anymore.

          • KingofPing

            The One X comment was separate from the “about time” comment. (Am I actually explaining your own post to you??)

            I didn’t comment on the HTC One X bit because I agree with you on that part…

            • Jesus

              …Just what is your point?
              Because you just sound like a fanboy getting all defensive.

            • KingofPing

              No. Don’t even try it.

              Article: “KitKat for HTC One in the hands of carriers”
              You:” About time.”
              Me: “How so? Name anyone other than Google who’s done better.”

              Your response to that is to point at the unrelated One X part of your comment, which I pointed out is unrelated. Rather than responding to the original claim or to justify your “About time” comment, you call “fanboy”.

              Well, one of us sure looks like a commonly encountered forum critter, but I think the name you’re looking for is “troll” or “hater”.

              …and I got a newsflash for you: It ain’t me.

              Want to prove me wrong? Justify the “About time” snark. Any other response from you at this point will only serve to tell us all you are what you appear to be so far in this thread.

            • Jesus

              um… tldr lol.

              Take a Sneaker bar and chill out.

              You know my point: Not fast enough and they’ve forgotten about their last flagship, like mofos.

              Do you even have a point?
              Do you even point?

            • KingofPing

              *laughing* Well, that’s that, I guess.

              No justification, rather you simply repeated it. Troll on, man. Have a great day.

            • Jesus

              So no, you don’t. What a pointless ‘discussion’, you’re just hating… closet fanboi.


    • smokebomb

      Verizon customers will get it in September…2015

    • Shark Bait

      Why do carriers in America have every one by the balls! Every one should just pull and apple and say fuck you carriers!

    • HeadPack

      Good move by HTC. They delivered just as they said and passed on the torch. Btw, “certification” in plain carrier English usually means adding bloatware.

    • Spatula

      Why just America first? HTC made the UK wait months after the US got their update last time.

      • dandroid13

        Because only americans buy HTCrap.

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      Does anyone know how kitkat will intergrate with sense? will the one receive the enhanced dailer feature etc?

      • Azeem

        Only the Nexus 5 has the KitKat dialer features atm.

        • Replicant Jason Booth

          If its Google centric why couldn’t they integrate that feature into sense? Sounds like most of the best features of KitKat are nexus 5 exclusives than.