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[Update: OTA Available!] HTC One Google Play Edition Now Receiving Android 4.4.2 OTA, Framework and Kernel Source Available
Just a few short days ago, we saw Android 4.4.2 roll out to the current Nexus fleet. And two days after that, Google published the source code and factory restore images for this latest version. Now, we’re happy to report that the Android 4.4.2 update has now begun rolling out to the Google Play edition of the HTC One.
The update comes in the form of a staged rollout, so not everyone will receive the update immediately. However, we’ll be sure to report back as soon as the update links are captured. However, that’s not all the news. In addition to rolling out the update to end users, HTC has also released the GPL-compliant kernel source code for the Android 4.4.2 update, as well as proprietary framework files for the device.
Developers looking to start building Android 4.4.2 from source for the HTC One should make their way over to the HTCDev Devcenter download links below:
Good job, HTC, on getting this ready so quickly. Have you received Android 4.4.2 on your HTC One GPe yet? If so, or if you’re impatiently waiting for your turn, be sure to share your experiences in the comments below. Also make your way to this thread in the the HTC One forums to get your hands on the OTA URL as soon as it is captured.
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