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HTC One scores Android 4.4 KitKat update in Europe, next up America

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HTC-One-update-KitKatNot to be outdone by Samsung (too much), HTC has at long last started the official Android 4.4 KitKat rollout for the all-metal One. This time, for real.

The bad news? The OTA is circulating merely in certain European countries for the moment, according to users around those parts, and a gradual spread is due, meaning the old continent as a whole will be presumably done with the update in one or two weeks.

Only after this first “step” is completed Americans are to get their own wave of chocolaty software, also depending on how quickly carriers conclude specific testing. As per HTC’s claims, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile have the Android 4.4.2 builds on their tables for “certification”, which could take anywhere from a few days to a month.

Focusing on the glass half full part of today’s report, let’s mention the firmware rolling out in Europe weighs in at an unusually frugal 308 MB, carrying the build number 4.19.401.8. Nevertheless, that’s apparently plenty for a subtle UI makeover, a heap of performance enhancements, bug fixes, security patches, as well as cloud printing and Bluetooth improvements.

Too bad Flash Player support is now officially out, though there are ways to work around the removal. Enjoy and remember to be patient if this initial wave of updates doesn’t catch up with you. Sooner or later, it will. As it should on the One mini and One max before long. Guess Samsung has competition in the software support arena after all, huh?

Via [Phone Arena]

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