Will Verduzco · Apr 22, 2014 at 05:34 pm

Verizon Droid DNA to Receive 4.4.2 KitKat + Sense 5.5 OTA This Thursday

The HTC Droid DNA is Verizon’s close cousin to the Japanese HTC Butterfly. It launched all the way back at the tail end of 2012 with Android 4.1, which has since been officially updated to 4.2.2. Now, the device is about to skip over 4.3, and jump straight Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Droid DNA now have reason to rejoice, as HTC has received technical approval for its Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 update on the DNA. As expected, this is not going to be the same software that is seen on the latest generation HTC One M8, but rather more similar to the M7’s Sense 5.5 + Android 4.4.2 builds. The news on the upcoming update comes direct from Executive Director, Product Management Mohammed Versi who wrote the following to his personal Twitter account earlier today:

DNA Owners! Appreciate your patience, we have technical approval for OS 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5. Expect OTA updates to start on 4/24. Thanks

Unfortunately, HTC has yet to make any official statement regarding bringing Sense 6 to the DNA, which is a bit disappointing considering that the hardest part (bringing up the Android version) has already been accomplished. That said, we can’t imagine it’d be too difficult for aftermarket developers here on XDA to bring fully functional hybrid ports based on the official 4.4.2 DNA builds with some Sense 6 goodness baked in. Leave your thoughts in the comments below and also head over to the Droid DNA KitKat update thread.

[Source: Mohammed Versi Twitter]


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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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