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HTC Posts Android 4.4.2 Kernel Source and Framework Files, Update Likely Soon (Updated: Rolling Out)

This afternoon, HTC posted the kernel source and framework support files for the One Google Play Edition’s Android 4.4.2 update. This doesn’t exactly mean that the update is rolling out at any moment, but it certainly wouldn’t shock us. Typically when HTC posts these files, it’s because an update is ready, and since Google has already pushed out the bug fixing 4.4.2 build to all of its Nexus devices, the Google Play Editions should be next. 

We have received at least one tip suggesting that the update is ready to roll for the LG G Pad 8.3 update, but aren’t in a position to check our in-house device. If it is indeed receiving it, that could mean that all GPE devices should be on the lookout. Update: It is receiving it.

The HTC One GPE received Android 4.4. “Kit Kat” back on November 25, about a month after Google made it official.

htc one gpe 4.4.2

Update 2:  According to at least one reader, the Android 4.4.2 update is already rolling out to the HTC One GPE.

htc one gpe update

Via:  HTCdev

    Will this work on my Sprint HTC ONE?

  • Steven A.
  • Pat Leck

    Updates can be really good, or just the wrong turn.


  • Mario

    Any link to the OTA?

  • Chris

    HTC: Get on board with the EVO LTE update

    • T4rd

      Should have known better than to buy a carrier exclusive phone. =p

      But I guess you didn’t have much choice around that time besides the Gnex and GS3.

  • Tim Buchanan

    *Except VZW customers.

    • holy crap have you even read this article?

    • How about you actually find out what the article’s about?

      The GPe isn’t even on Verizon…

      • gr227

        Might just be me, but, I took his comment to mean “Except Verizon customers” because Verizon is too screwed up to carry the GPe

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    When are we getting some M8 news?

    • Cael

      When HTC decides to change the 4 MP camera and the S800.

    • PhoenixPath

      Meh…got an M7. The “rumored specs” specs on the M8 don’t really interest me. We’ll see if those change; but right now … Meh.

      • Evan Wickes

        the 805 would be nice…the 800, like u said, meh..

        • The Snapdragon 800 is meh now?

          Show me one thing the Snapdragon 800 can’t handle that the 805 can and I’ll agree.

          • Evan Wickes

            flagship devices require flagship SOC’s…dont get me wrong, both SOC’s are fast, but the 805 can handle almost 2x the bandwidth. by the time this phone is available the 805 will also b on the market. if HTC chooses the 800 they wont compete w/ sony or samsung flagships, & the definitely wont compete w/ the nexus 5 on pricing. going w/ the 800 will put HTC in the grave. who would buy it esp w/o beats?

            edit: it might also be one of the few flagships w/o 64 bit.

    • Chris

      Shhh…. too many samsung fans think android is about samsung and samsung only. (that and those silly nexus devices)

      Down-voting in 3…2…1…

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        That doesn’t really happen here.

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          you’re right. People here are bit better than other websites I sometimes ventured to.

  • “but aren’t in a position to check out in-house device”

    Awkward grammar, or just me?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Questioning your bosses? Some one get the whipping stick!