HTC One, Max and Mini reportedly will see Android 4.4.2 sometime between now and February

January 2, 2014
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Wondering how much longer it’ll be before your HTC One, HTC One Max or HTC One Mini sees the move to Android 4.4.2 KitKat? If a new post from @LlabTooFeR proves correct, you won’t have too much longer of a wait. Reportedly all of these devices are making the jump sometime between January (now) and February.

All of these devices were already slated for an upgrade to KitKat, so we can’t say we are surprised. The HTC One has even already rolled out for the Google Play Edition, Developer Edition and unlocked HTC One models in the United States.

Recently HTC has been very good about pushing Android updates as quickly as possible. If HTC can follow through with an update this month or sometime in February, they’ll be one of the first manufacturers to make the jump to KitKat on the majority of their higher-end devices — though obviously Motorola beat them to the punch.

What do you think of HTC’s commitment to timely Android updates lately? Additionally, what do you think of Android 4.4 KitKat, looking forward to it or are you perfectly happy with Jelly Bean? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Comments

  • Jayfeather787

    Hope it doesn’t fuck up the HBOOT again and you cannot get S-OFF. I have a HTC Sensation, and when you upgraded to ICS, it made it super hard to s-off the phone.

    • KingofPing

      Int’l and Dev editions already have 4.4 and are still able to S-Off (Hboot 1.55?).

      Pretty sure it’ll be carrier dependent more than anything. Also pretty sure the Dev community will find a work-around just as quickly. :)

      • Jayfeather787

        Great. Hate s-off

  • hi

    Typo paragraph 2 sentence 2

  • Groud Frank

    Hmmm… I get the feeling that the 4.4 release from Google disrupted these OEM’s ROM update cycle. I would expect HTC and Samsung to release a new version of Sense and Touchwiz with a new version of Android. Buuuuuut they would have to push them instead to the angry mob of owners demanding that there almost obsolete 2013 flagship devices get there update. I bet they would rather release touchwiz 3.0 with the SGS5 and sense 6.0 with the HTC One(two) to provide a feeling of total freshness.

  • Replicant Jason Booth

    Awesome… I cannot wait!… Even though honestly 4.4 feels so incremental in comparison to some of the previous major updates. Only kitkat feature I’m excited about is the search based phone dialer and perhaps the eventually ART implementation.

  • Rowntree Macintosh

    I once read about a Desire HD that saw a Mars bar.