Android enthusiasts around the world wait patiently for the latest firmware update to be rolled out for their devices. Google has already released Android 4.4 KitKat for its Nexus devices, the next in line are the Google Play Edition variants of the HTC One and the Galaxy S4. Google Play Edition handsets receive the update directly from Google, just like Nexus devices. HTC has announced via Twitter that it has delivered the KitKat update code to Google for the Google Play Edition HTC One. The timing of KitKat’s roll out will now be “determined by Google.”
HTC was actually one of the first OEMs to reveal Android 4.4 update roadmap for its flagship after Google unveiled the firmware. The Taiwanese manufacturer has already confirmed that all variants of the HTC One in the U.S. are going to receive the latest Android update within 90 days. As far as the Google Play Edition variant is concerned, it may only be a matter of days before Google starts to roll out the update. In any case, users of this particular variant will definitely not have to wait until February, based on the 90 days timeline, to receive the update on their device. Samsung is yet to reveal when we can expect Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition.