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Android 4.4 KitKat Update Begins Rolling Out to HTC One Mini on AT&T

HTC may have just launched a high-profile smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that company is neglecting purchasers of older devices. As HTC executive Mo Versi promised earlier this week, an update to 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 is now available for HTC One mini owners on AT&T.

The updated firmware weighs in at 658MB and comes with a long list of improvements, including requisite Android 4.4 KitKat features and a tweaked BlinkFeed app. 

Here’s a full list of changes:

What’s New

  • Improved user interface with Android (4.4 KitKat): The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, enhanced bluetooth and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Caller ID: Whenever a call is received from a phone number not in saved in contacts, the phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
  • HTC BlinkFeed™ app: The new menu gives quicker access to switch content sources and search for custom topics and includes more news sources.
  • New copy and paste options: Copy and paste allows users to share or Google highlighted information.
  • New e-mail user interface: E-mail look and feel similar to Gmail and allows in-line editing.
  • Camera app from lock screen: Click on the camera app icon on the lock screen for quick access to the camera app.
  • Control music from the lock screen: Jump to specific past songs or videos from lock screen.
  • Immersive viewing: Immersive mode enables full screen viewing of books, videos, and games.
  • New clock interface: The clock now has an enhanced analog user interface.

If you’re impatient and the proud owner of an AT&T HTC One mini, you can check for the update manually by navigating to Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check now. Otherwise, expect to see an update notification within the next few days.

Via: AT&T
  • JasonWhite

    Am I allowed to complain about my Verizon LG G2 on every post about Android 4.4 that I see?

    I probably shouldn’t.


    • Rob

      You and me both. Made this just for posting when I’m jelly of everyone else:

      • JasonWhite

        Haha! So good.

    • jboogie1289

      Well, guess I’ll throw this in there as well…..

      • Christopher Moore

        I can’t blame Samsung completely because I thought 4.4 was released to Verizon. It’s Verizon’s slow ass approval process holding us up.
        But then again my Note 10.1 still hasn’t received it.

    • Chris

      your problem is verizon…

      and the fact you own an LG

      • JasonWhite

        Hmmm. Probably just Verizon. I’m about 1000 times happier with my LG G2 than I ever was with my Samsung built Galaxy Nexus which I had to get replaced multiple times due to manufacturer defects. And that had absolutely wretched battery life. The G2 is super fast and lasts all day and then some.

        What is it that you don’t like about it?

  • Chris

    It’s good HTC is being serious about updates. Their reputation is already shot, but little things like this may be a step in the right direction for them.

    Android is about choice. Not just Samsung or moto x devices.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Meanwhile, many phones are already going to 4.4.2. Looks like HTC is behind again outside of their new M8.

      • Chris

        like this phone?

      • athom07

        This is an update for 4.4.2 – there is no later version of Android. But lemme guess you read the title, ignored the article and scrolled right to the bottom just to say something dumb.