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HTC Announces Delivery of Kit Kat Code for Play Edition One to Google

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HTC took to its official Twitter account this afternoon, announcing that they have delivered the Kit Kat update code for the One Google Play Edition to Google, and are now only awaiting Google to push the update to users. And if we know Google, that shouldn’t take too long at all. On top of Android 4.4 for GPE One owners, HTC states that they are still on track to have Kit Kat on all SIM unlocked and Developer Editions of the One by the end of November. 

For anyone rocking a One on a U.S. carrier, HTC said back when Kit Kat was announced, that we should all have it within 90 days.

Not bad, right?


  • adnan ali

    I use HTC brand but it’s update plan too bad
    So I decide I chose Samsung brand.

  • adnan ali

    I think in this state
    We prefer Samsung brand it’s

  • adnan ali

    There are no plan to update HTC one x

  • adnan ali

    But HTC one x owner’s aspected too bad

  • Pat Leck

    You have to communicate with your customer, because they are very important for business. http://68e1509c.theseforums.com

  • emoney

    and here i am with 4.2.2 on my One #firstworldproblems

  • iconwodan

    I am just more impressed that they actually did it. HTC said 11/15/13 and they did it.

  • richkoos

    Does anyone know the progress on the 4.3 update for Verizon htc one? I kind of just forgot it was coming and accepted that it might come eventually. htc said they’re a month behind for the verizon update, but I forget how long ago that was.

    • Blue Sun

      We can assume Verizon will delay the release for 4-6 weeks for certification once they have received it.

      • richkoos

        At this point they should skip 4.3 for 4.4 anyway

  • Sean

    Meanwhile, still waiting for the OTA for my N4 & ’13 N7.

  • Smeckle

    Meanwhile still no word at all from LG on an update schedule, right? Wtf

    • duoexo

      Yes! Everyone. Motorolla. Sony. HTC. Not sure samsung. But LG is lagging it. Better not ruin the G2 that i love. -__-

  • droidrazredge

    At this rate the HTC One GPE will have 4.4 before my Nexus 7 2013 ever gets it. Keeps clicking the check for update button….. I’m starting to think my Nexus 7 missed the update train.

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  • MistaButters

    Meanwhile, the US HTC One X and One X+ are both still on 4.1…..

    (good thing I moved on to the N5)

    • Oh yeah… Forgot those phones existed

      • Blue Sun

        So did HTC…

    • TylerCameron

      Those are the AT&T variants. Not only are the international One X’s on 4.3, but they even have Sense 5. AT&T is at fault here.

      • MistaButters

        AT&T, Rogers, & Telus actually.

  • Amit

    We should be seeing the update rolling out in a couple of days, but that
    is just speculation so take it as that. I’d love to see it start
    rolling out over the weekend. I’m sure a bunch of HTC One users would
    love to see that happen. So now this means that HTC can put all their
    time into getting KitKat ready for the HTC One, One Mini, One Max and
    whatever older phones they plan on putting KitKat on. I’d like to see
    them update their 2012 phones like the One X, EVO 4G LTE and the DROID
    DNA. But I have a feeling only the DROID DNA will see the update,


  • fauxshizzl

    I wish Google would just push updates to all the Nexus and GE devices at once instead of in stages. Still waiting on Kit Kat on both my old and new N7’s. I know I could do it myself, but it would be cooler if we all just got it at the same time. Updates are the only thing I envy of those using fruit devices. No carrier hold ups and all at once.

    • Ian

      the fruit updates roll out in stages too….something about server bandwidth

      • fauxshizzl

        I was unaware of that. Makes me feel a little better.

      • richkoos

        I’m not sure about that, when ios 7 came out everyone was able to update that day. And the day ios 7.0.4 was available I was able to update my ipod. But I am too still waiting on Kit Kat for my N72013

    • MistaButters

      My gf went to update her iPhone 5 on Day 1 and the download was estimated to take 18 hours. She had to wait about a week before the download time was reasonable. Maybe Google is trying to avoid that.

      • Adrynalyne

        Really? I updated my daughter’s iPhail4 on day 1 and it took 2 hours max.

        • MistaButters

          I believe it. Some got reasonable speeds. A lot of people did not.

    • Ya.. I got tired of waiting for official OTA to roll out so I flashed img I got from the nexus site

    • Andrew Pabon

      I’ve been hitting the update button on my Nexus 10 and still nothing. My girlfriends iPad was on ios 7 immediately. I rather it take 10hrs than having to wait days. Not a huge deal but just another reason Apple stays so popular.

    • michael arazan

      No update to my og N7 either, the 4.3 update took 3 days, this time it is taking longer. I even tried the google service framework trick quite a few times to no avail.

  • JeffColorado

    Yay HTC! Communicating with your customers is awesome.

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  • Scott

    Verizon will claim they haven’t received any information yet regarding this update.

    • Ben

      Considering it’s a GSM phone, that’s probably accurate.

    • Mike Scott

      Wow…just wow…where can I buy my Verizon HTC one GPE? It was stated on here any GPE phone is GSM only… You sir, suck. Not only just for making it seem like Verizon actually owes you anything, but being on an android enthusiasm website and pull that crap.


  • @bleakneonblack

    Ha. And I don’t have it on my N7 Mobile yet. 🙁

  • George264

    I thought GPE meant Google has taken the phone under their wings and will be producing the updates and pushing them. What happened?

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      Nothing happened. You thought wrong.
      Sorry, it just happens.

      Edit: So, I guess _one_ thing happened, after all.

    • JeffColorado

      On GPE phones, the vendors is the one actually supporting them. But they have vanilla android and will still get updates before the “real” version because the OS does not have to worry about compatibility with their stupid skins.

    • Ian

      GPE is a partnership between Google and the manufacturer.

  • Alan Paone

    The race is on between my nexus 7 and my GPE One!

    • Ian

      $10 on the Nexus 7!

      • Alan Paone

        I’m not sideloading or doing anything other than pushing the check for updates button. Feels like that update is never coming!

        • Ian

          Fair enough, side loading is like steroids and I want my horse to run a clean race.

  • Eric Hare

    Umm… why is HTC producing the update, not Google?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      It’s their device with their drivers… Google can’t complie the update, that’s HTC’s responsibility.

    • Alan Paone

      Because they produce the phone? The GPE phones aren’t exactly like nexiises

      • Eric Hare

        Fair enough, but it makes me wonder why HP doesn’t submit Windows 8.1 to microsoft for an HP laptop

        • Alan Paone

          Linux on ARM works very differently from windows (or even linux) on x86 in that respect, and Microsoft doesn’t have to push the updates individually from their own servers

        • Adrynalyne

          They might, if they go to a sealed hardware ecosystem and Microsoft starts doing 5-10 GB OTA updates for everyone.

          Extra size noted for OEM bloat.

    • Menger40

      It has to run on HTC’s hardware. Google gives HTC some stuff, HTC does some stuff to make it work with their handset, HTC sends the finished product to Google and Google pushes it to users.

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      Google Play Edition never meant Google was going to do the updates.

  • what about the s4?????

    • Samsung taking their sweet time.

    • d-rock

      Guessing Sammy wants to release a phone with KitKat before updating theirs.