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Will Verduzco · Mar 18, 2014

European HTC One Receives KitKat Once Again

Back at the tail end of January, we talked about how the international HTC One received its official update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Not too long after, the update was put on hold due to issues that some users were facing after having upgraded. Now, KitKat is back and currently rolling out to international devices once again. The update, which is now currently rolling out for the international variant of the device (M7_U / PN0711000), comes in the form of...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 23, 2014

Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling Out to the AT&T HTC One, OTA Captured!

Just yesterday, we talked about how Android 4.4.2 had begun rolling out to the T-Mobile HTC One. We also mentioned that a similar update was on its way for the AT&T HTC One in the very near future. Well, that time is now here, as the 4.4.2 update has begun rolling out for AT&T's variant of the device. The update, which comes in at software version 4.18.502.7, started rolling out early this morning. As expected, it packs Android 4.4.2 laced with Sense...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 22, 2014

OTA Captured for T-Mobile HTC One Receives Android 4.4 Update, AT&T Update on the Way!

HTC has done a reasonably good job in disseminating the KitKat goods to their flagship HTC One, as well as its regional variants. The most recent recipient of the 4.4 update is the T-Mobile variant, which started receiving the staged rollout late last night. The KitKat update for the T-Mobile HTC One comes in at software version 4.19.531.10, and it bumps up the Android version to 4.4.2 with HTC Sense 5.5. As expected, the update packs all the same features that we...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 14, 2014

HTC America Hosts Reddit AMA, Talks about Future Updates on the One and One X, Removable Batteries, Product Design, and More!

There are many more power users running Android than other, more brand-loyal "Sheeple" platforms. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the Android community is quite familiar with the awesomeness that is Reddit. A while ago, we talked a bit about a Reddit AMA session held by the awesome folks behind the popular Paranoid Android ROM. Now, there's another Reddit AMA that may be of interest to you, and it's with the HTC Product Team. During the...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 14, 2014

Android 4.4.2 for Unlocked HTC One and Moto X, Convert Moto G into Play Edition – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat 4.4.2 is now available for the unlocked and developer edition HTC Ones! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 3 is available for 50 devices and their is now a way to turn your Moto G into a Play Edition! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 11, 2014

Android 4.4.2 with Sense 5.5 Now Rolling Out to Unlocked and Developer Edition HTC One

In its relatively short lifespan, the highly regarded HTC One has proven to be no stranger to expedient software updates. The device, which initially launched with Android version 4.1, saw a rather expedient update to KitKat on its developer and unlocked editions just one month after the release of Google's latest OS. Naturally, carrier-branded updates are taking a bit longer, but HTC has already owned up to and apologized for this. To that end, we've already seen the update start rolling out to carrier-branded...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 6, 2014

Verizon HTC One Android 4.4 + Sense 5.5 OTA Imminent

In late November of last year, we were all quite surprised to see that certain variants the HTC One became the first heavily-skinned devices to receive the KitKat lovin'. Sure, the formerly Googorola Moto X already had the privilege of enjoying the KitKat goods for some time. But let's face it, the Moto X's skin is essentially as close to stock Android as you can get without being on stock Android. Unfortunately, the early KitKat availability for the HTC One...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 31, 2014

Unexpectedly, KitKat Available on the Sprint HTC One Despite Apology Letter

Ever since Android 4.4 KitKat was released on Halloween of last year, the race has been on for device manufacturers and carriers to deliver the update goods as expediently as possible. OK, fine---that last part ("carriers") is a bit of a lie. But thankfully, they're not completely resting on their laurels. Just two days ago, we talked about HTC's very public apology letter owning up to missing their self-imposed update schedule on the US carrier-branded variants of the critically acclaimed HTC One....

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Will Verduzco · Jan 29, 2014

Put Down the Pitchforks; HTC’s John Mackenzie Apologizes for KitKat Delay on the US Carrier HTC One

When Android 4.4 KitKat was released in the home stretch of last year, many OEMs came forward to announce their update plans for their current flagship devices. HTC was one of these manufacturers, and they were bold enough to announce that all US carrier variants of their flagship HTC One would receive the KitKat goods in 90 days or less. For the most part, HTC has been quite good about getting updates out to various versions of the One. For...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 28, 2014

[OTA Captured!] Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling Out to the European HTC One; KitKat for US Carrier Devices on the Way

Around the time that Android 4.4 KitKat was released near the tail end of last year, many manufacturers made claims regarding planned update timing for their flagship models. HTC made no exception with its highly acclaimed flagship HTC One, when the company promised to deliver updates to consumer devices within 90 days. Accordingly, we saw the update roll out to the developer and unlocked devices, as well as to the Google Play edition some time ago. Now, the update has also begun...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 27, 2013

HTC Details Android Update Process and Why Carrier Devices Lag Behind their GPe and Unlocked Counterparts

This generation, HTC has been quick to demonstrate that it is more than capable of delivering timely Android firmware updates for its flagship HTC One. In addition to providing an official KitKat update to the Google Play edition of the device, the Taiwanese OEM has updated its unlocked and developer edition devices to KitKat as well. Despite this, carrier-branded variants of the One are still stuck in Jelly Bean land, with some variants only receiving their 4.3 update as recently as two...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 25, 2013

Find a New Phone or Tablet Under the Tree? Let XDA Help You Make the Most of It!

Once again, all of us here at XDA would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Undoubtedly, many of our happy readers are waking up to some extra Holiday cheer in the form of shiny new tech acquisitions. Luckily, XDA is here and has your back in helping you make the most of your new, Android-powered tech toy(s). You may remember that a little while ago, we shared with you our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Now, we're...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 17, 2013

[OTA Captured] Verizon HTC One Now Receiving Android 4.3

Not too long ago, the international HTC One received its official update to Android 4.3. Alongside the Android version update, the OTA also brought Sense 5.5, which allowed users to finally disable BlinkFeed on the device. Then three days ago, we talked about how the Verizon HTC One was slated to receive an OTA update to Android 4.3 very soon. Now, the Android 4.3 (2.10.605.1) update is here, and as expected it does not come with Sense 5.5. Despite not coming with Sense 5.5, the 2.10.605.1 firmware brings...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 14, 2013

Verizon HTC One to Receive Official Android 4.3 OTA Next Week, Strangely no Sense 5.5

About a month and a half, we saw the international HTC One receive its OTA update to Android 4.3. The update packed Sense 5.5, and finally gave users the option to disable HTC's trademark BlinkFeed home screen panel. Then earlier today, we saw a similar OTA roll out to the HTC One Mini in Europe. Now, it looks like the Verizon variant of the full size HTC One flagship will be receiving the Android 4.3 goods in the coming few days. HTC's executive...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 13, 2013

[Update: OTA Available!] HTC One Google Play Edition Now Receiving Android 4.4.2 OTA, Framework and Kernel Source Available

Update: The OTA URL has now been captured for your sideloading pleasure, thanks to XDA Forum Member Sapplegater. 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...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 30, 2013

HTC One Developer and Unlocked Models Now Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat!

Although it may seem like only yesterday, Android 4.4 KitKat was officially launched an entire month ago, alongside the release of the highly anticipated Google Nexus 5. Since then, we've seen copious amounts of work to bring these KitKat goodies over to older devices. Most of this effort has come in the form of unofficial ports, but the new Google-owned Motorola shocked us all by delivering Android 4.4 to the Moto X in record time, beating out both Google Play edition devices...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 29, 2013

HTC One & Galaxy S4 GPe Get Android 4.4 KitKat, Android Getting RAW Imaging?! – XDA Developer TV

The Google Play Edition of the HTC One was updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Then, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition got official KitKat too! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that kernel source for the previously mentioned KitKat devices are available, and how KitKat was also ported to the Google Nexus One. That's not all that covered in...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 26, 2013

Turn Your HTC One into a Google Play Edition

Just yesterday, we covered how Google had finally decided to update the HTC One Google Play edition to Android 4.4 KitKat. We say "finally" because HTC had stated that the update was ready ten days earlier on their official Twitter account. Regardless of timing, the update is a good thing---even if the Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T variants of the OEM-skinned Moto X managed to receive their updates before either of the two Google Play edition devices. But up until now, this only...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 26, 2013

Kernel Source for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Editions Running KitKat

Yesterday, we saw Google release the Android 4.4 KitKat OTAs for its two Google Play edition devices: the HTC One GPe and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 GPe. While these releases are great for GPe device users looking to experience Google's latest and greatest on their rather expensive phones, and even for those with standard devices looking to enjoy GPe-based ROMs, they're not helpful to those interested in creating source-build KitKat-compatible ROMs and Kernels for their devices. Thankfully, HTC and Samsung have...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 25, 2013

HTC One Google Play Editions Joins KitKat Team, OTA Available to Download

The Android 4.4 craziness is ongoing. More and more devices are getting official updates to KitKat. Today, we are happy to announce that the Google Play edition of HTC One is now a member of the KitKat family. A few days ago, we wrote about how HTC had delivered a GPe KitKat code to Google, and they were waiting for Google to push the update. It appears that wait is over, as the first batches of HTC One devices have already received their OTA updates....

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