If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...
Verizon HTC One Max to Receive Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 on Monday!
The HTC One Max is the bigger brother to last year’s flagship HTC One. Although it’s been a bit slower to receive the KitKat than its more reasonably sized sibling, we’ve already seen the update roll out to the European and Sprint versions of the device. Unfortunately, however, this does nothing for device owners in different regions and/or on different carriers such as Verizon here in the US, which typically lags behind its competitors when it comes to updates.
Now, we’ve gotten word that the update to Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 has received technical approval for OTA release on Verizon. News on the update comes from HTC’s executive director of product management @moversi, who posted about the update to his Twitter account earlier today.
While this statement comes a full week after we saw the update roll out to the Sprint model, this is still great news for Verizon HTC One Max owners looking to receive the official KitKat goods. Are you looking forward to the update on your Verizon HTC One Max, or are you already running an aftermarket KitKat build for your device? Let us know in the comments below, and of course visit our HTC One Max forums.
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...