POSTS TAGGED: HTC One
Posted January 31, 2014 at 09:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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. In the public apology letter, John Mackenzie stated that updates would be expected to make their way to consumer devices within the next week or two. Now in a strange twist of fa. . . READ ON »
Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 starters, the Google Play edition was broken off a piece of that KitKat bar just about two weeks after the OS was announced. Then not too long after, we saw Android 4.4 make an appearance on the Developer and Unlocked variants of the One.
Now, we are approaching the self-imposed 90 da. . . READ ON »
[OTA Captured!] Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling Out to the European HTC One; KitKat for US Carrier Devices on the Way
Posted January 28, 2014 at 07:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 making its way to various HTC One devices in Europe.
Today’s OTA is software version 4.19.401.8, and it comes in at a rather trim 308.24 MB. In addition to bumping up the Android version to 4.4.2, it also brings security enhanc. . . READ ON »
HTC Details Android Update Process and Why Carrier Devices Lag Behind their GPe and Unlocked Counterparts
Posted December 27, 2013 at 03:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 weeks ago.
If HTC already released Android 4.4 for its unlocked devices, why then is your carrier-branded unit still running an earlier firmware build? Well, HTC decided to shed some light on the process, detailing what e. . . READ ON »
Posted December 25, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 going to take some of these “Best” devices that you all voted for, and help you make the most of them. Obviously, we’re going to start with gaining root access and installing a custom recovery. But on some devices, this will even include installing an aftermarket ROM or even enab. . . READ ON »
Posted December 17, 2013 at 06:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 fixes a few key issues. It also unfortunately packs a new dose of bloatware, courtesy of the VZ Cloud App. As stated in Verizon’s support page:
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KEY ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED
Posted December 14, 2013 at 03:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 director of product management publicly stated on his Twitter account yesterday that the OTA has received technical approval on Verizon, with the OTA being targeted for Tuesday. This is certainly good news for HTC One owners on America’s larg. . . READ ON »
[Update: OTA Available!] HTC One Google Play Edition Now Receiving Android 4.4.2 OTA, Framework and Kernel Source Available
Posted December 13, 2013 at 09:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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, H. . . READ ON »
Posted November 30, 2013 at 09:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 in the process.
Motorola’s fast turnaround time is certainly quite an impressive feat, and one that bodes well for the future of the company. That said, we shouldn’t expect much different from a Google subsidia. . . READ ON »