Good news for all those who have purchased the HTC One. The Taiwanese manufacturer mediated last week, and has plans to release the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One within the next 90 days. As usual, the update will be enriched by the customized interface HTC Sense 5.5, already seen in action and recently brought to the device alongside Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
For the Google Edition of the smartphone, the wait will be much shorter instead: only 15 days. The model was announced by big G early summer and is addressed to those who prefer the platform in its “stock” UI: Nothing changed, no additional apps or extra widgets, but the same experience as those who choose the device from Nexus lineup.
Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, said that the company was also planning the release for HTC One Max and HTC One mini, but at the moment it’s not possible to know when the new release of Android would arrive on these models.
HTC One seems to be able to beat its main rival: the Samsung Galaxy S4, available since last spring. The platform update includes many of new features like revolutionized Phone app, Caller ID, integration of Google Maps, support for printing images and documents on the move, better file management, ability to view text and multimedia messages in Hangouts, advanced multitasking and improved touch interface.
More of the above, the Nexus family including Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will get the update soon whereas Google has dropped the Galaxy Nexus from the list.