The HTC One smartphone is available from all four major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to be precise. Customers who bought their units from these carriers are currently waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat update to drop, given the fact that KitKat is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. While HTC is yet to say when carrier branded units are going to receive the update, the manufacturer revealed via Twitter that Android 4.4 has been released for U.S. unlocked as well as the developer edition variants of HTC One.
It didn’t say what changes the update brings to Sense UI. It can be presumed that only necessary changes have been made to Sense UI to ensure its compatibility with Android 4.4, this presumption can be made keeping in mind the fact that the update has been released quite quickly and major changes usually take months to be made before they’re finally rolled out. HTC joins Motorola in ensuring a quick release of KitKat for at least some of its devices, Motorola rolled out the update for Moto X even before it reached Google Play Edition variants of the HTC One and Galaxy S4. HTC is rolling out the update in stages for the U.S. unlocked and developer edition variants, so if you own one, don’t worry if the update notification doesn’t immediately pop up.
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