Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2013 at 01:00 pm

Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 Arrives on the HTC Droid DNA, KitKat in Q1 2014

HTC has been quite good about releasing expedient Android system updates as of late. To that end, we’ve recently seen Android 4.4 KitKat updates for both the HTC One Google Play edition, as well as the developer and unlocked version of the OEM-skinned model. Now, the company has shared its KitKat update plans for the HTC Droid DNA.

Close cousin to the HTC J Butterfly, the Droid DNA is HTC’s former flagship a few generations ago, and the first mass market phone available in the US with a 1080p display.  And released a little over a year ago, there’s no reason why the the still powerful device should not get to enjoy KitKat in official capacity. Thankfully, HTC has stated that the DNA will receive KitKat by the end of Q1 2014.

And in more immediate news, Verizon and HTC are now updating the device to Android 4.2.2. The update, which comes in the form of two sequential OTAs (2.08.605.1 710RD and 3.06.605.4) also brings along HTC Sense 5 and various bugfixes. And for those looking to install a pre-rooted version, XDA Senior Member santod040 has you covered.

It’s good to see that despite delays with the Android 4.3 update, KitKat will come to the DNA in the relatively near future. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to make your way over to the HTC Droid DNA forums as well.

[Source: Verizon, HTCHTCSource | Via AndroidPolice, AndroidandMe]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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