HTC has started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update for the Google Play Edition HTC One. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has made a move before Samsung and are providing the latest update to its consumers as soon as possible.
It is being said that the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update for the Google Play Edition HTC One has been ready since many days. Whatever be the case, it doesn’t matter anymore because the update is officially out. The update has a total file size of 305MB and can be downloaded over the air directly from the handset.
Additionally, HTC has also released the source codes for the stock and framework components of the Google Play Edition HTC One. With the help of this source code, members of the development and modding community will be able to mess with the software and come up with some new great stuff of their own. By the way, Samsung has also done the same thing and has also rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update for the Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Google Play Edition HTC One has the exact same specs and hardware configuration that you will find on any other HTC One. But there is one major difference between these two HTC Ones, and this difference also happens to be the main reason why consumers choose the Google Play Edition over the regular one.
So if you haven’t guessed it already, the Google Play Edition HTC One runs on a pure and unadulterated version of Android operating system and does not come pre-loaded with HTC Sense UI. At the same time, the device is not bound to any carrier and does not require special permissions or checks before an Android firmware update can be rolled out for the same.
In order to check for the software update, simply head to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update. Once you get the update notification, you can go ahead and download it. We request all Google Play Edition HTC One consumers to go ahead and get the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Play a little with the new system and let us know what you think about it. And if you are even more interested in this new operating system and want to dig deeper into its new features, then you can head to the source link given below and take a look at what Google has to say. Everything you need to know about this new firmware has been packed into this webpage!