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HTC One GPe KitKat code already in Google’s hands, should be rolling out soon
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.
Good news, we've delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google.— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 15, 2013
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.
Still on track for end of November with KitKat for HTC One Dev & SIM unlocked.— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 15, 2013
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?