HTC: Android four.four KitKat coming to the One inside ninety days, Google Play version inside 15 days
Now that we all know which of Google’s Nexus units might be eligible for an replace to Android four.four KitKat, different producers are beginning to converse up about their rollout plans as nicely. Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, confirmed to us in an interview that the corporate goes to aggressively push out the newest model of Android to the HTC One. The Google Play version shall be up to date inside the subsequent 15 days, the Developer version and unlocked variations will get it inside 30 days, and the remaining SKUs in North America (together with all service variants) may have it in ninety days or much less. Except for the Google Play version, HTC plans to maintain its signature Sense UI at model 5.5 (which has been obtainable on international units operating Android four.three); and though Mackenzie could not go into particulars on how the brand new KitKat options will probably be implented in Sense, we anticipate to see loads of them make an look within the replace not directly.
HTC continues to be engaged on a rollout plan for the opposite units in its portfolio, such because the One max and One mini, however Mackenzie assures us that the corporate may have a press release regarding these different telephones within the close to future. He additionally reiterated HTC’s dedication to quickly pushing out updates, telling us that “we’re not going to [roll out updates] in a lazy trend. We will make it a precedence to have each dot launch out on the One inside ninety days.”
Since Mackenzie spoke to us on behalf of the corporate’s North American department, we’re nonetheless awaiting phrase on HTC’s plans for its international units. Given the truth that US operators are set to push out updates within the subsequent ninety days, we might be stunned if it does not arrive sooner on One models around the globe.
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