HTC to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One in US, will take up to 90 days!

Jasmina Lozevska November 2, 2013 0
HTC to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One in US, will take up to 90 days!

We have good news for HTC One consumers based in the United States. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has officially announced that it will be rolling out the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One units all over the United States in the coming 90 days!

Yes, we know that 90 days is a very long period and HTC One consumers might think that they have to wait really long. But that’s not exactly the case, because the good part is that HTC has at least given out a time frame after which you can start expecting the latest firmware update. Android 4.4 KitKat is a major upgrade and it will take time for the company to get things in place, add Sense UI to it and so on.

The bright side is that you know how much time you have to wait. So even though the time frame is big, you can start your countdown. As far as many other smartphone manufacturers are concerned, they have not even given out details about the latest firmware update and consumers will just have to wait till some good news comes up out of the blue.


Another good point for US based HTC One consumers is that this time frame of 90 days has already been confirmed! Jason Mackenzie, the president of HTC America, has confirmed that the carrier locked version of the HTC One in North America will get the Android 4.4 KitKat update within 90 days. So 90 days is the maximum time you might have to wait, let’s simply hope that the update is out in the next 60 days, how about that?

But hold on, we just told you about the carrier locked versions of HTC One. If you have not purchased a carrier locked version, we have great news for you! If you happen to have purchased an unlocked developer edition of the HTC One, then you will get the latest firmware update in just 30 days. And finally, if you have purchased the Google Edition HTC One, you will get Android 4.4 KitKat in the quickest time frame – 15 days!

And lastly, here’s a quick look at when you can expect the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One depending upon the type of handset you own.

Handset type – Number of days

  • Carrier locked HTC One – 90 days
  • Unlocked Developer Edition HTC One – 30 days
  • Google Edition HTC One – 15 days

But before you leave, if you are planning to buy an HTC One smartphone, the above list will help you decide which one would suit you the best. Because that depends on the price tag and also depends on how badly you want to switch to Android 4.4 KitKat.

What are your comments about this news update? Are you happy with the 90 days time frame? Which HTC One smartphone do you own (depending upon the above list of course)? Give us your feedback and suggestions in the comments below.

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