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?