HTC One max scores Android 4.4 KitKat on Sprint

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HTC-One-max-SprintThere’s an awful lot of HTC-related news coverage around lately, what with the One (M8) finally going official and immediately up for grabs, the unreleased octa-core Desire 616 breaking cover and AT&T updating the One mini to Android 4.4 KitKat.

But there’s always room for more notoriety-wise. Especially when you keep yourself busy with a load of cool things. Enter One max’s first Android 4.4 port available stateside. Sprint outdid Verizon yet again in wrapping up the lengthy carrier-specific testing process, and so the Now Network’s phablet gets KitKat mere days after European versions.

Impressive feat from the operator, whose firmware is rolling out over-the-air, tipping the scales at a mid-sized 344 MB. Packed inside the enhancement crate, security improvements lead the way, alongside the customary KitKat-distinct subtle user interface revamp, cloud printing bumps, Bluetooth support rehashes and bug fixes.

As usual, you’re advised to pull the upgrade only via Wi-Fi, and be patient if you can’t find it yet. These things take time. Days, sometimes weeks.

The jumbo-sized sibling of the standard, original HTC One (aka M7), the One max costs $100 with two-year Sprint pacts through Amazon, or $250 directly from the carrier. Outright and SIM-free, the 5.9-incher is $625 and up, which sounds like a lot, but really isn’t.

After all, where else can you get such generous, vibrant screen real estate, fingerprint recognition technology, prime all-aluminum build quality, 2 GB RAM and a spacious 3,300 mAh battery all rolled up in one?

Via [Android Central]

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