You probably wouldn’t expect much software support-wise from HTC after the OEM confirmed no KitKat is due for the One X/One X+ duo, but when it comes to their newer devices, the Taiwanese are hustling.
International One models, as well as Verizon and Sprint versions got Android 4.4 in the past couple of weeks, and now it’s the turn of India’s dual SIM flavor to score the chocolaty update. But wait, there’s more. Indian One max and One mini variants are apparently all ready to hitch a ride on the KitKat bandwagon too, with the fresh software pack available in Settings – About – Software Updates.
Can’t find it yet? Stay away from the panic button, as it’s a matter of days, maybe weeks until it’ll roll out across the country. Meanwhile, I’m afraid One max and One mini owners stateside need to keep their cool a little longer, as March is the reported ETA for the 5.9-inch phablet, and April for the diminutive 4.3-incher.
One last piece of (potentially) good news. During an AMAA (ask me almost anything) session on Reddit, HTC USA recently suggested the One X might actually have KitKat on the horizon in North America. How come? Well, it seems that the only reason Android 4.4 is not due internationally is due to lack of support for Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chips.
In the meantime, Rogers Canada and AT&T’s One X tout Snapdragon S4 processors, which have no compatibility issues with KK.