Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat is set to debut on the Nexus 5, and this also means updates for existing Android devices. Among the devices slated to receive the latest Android OS update are the HTC One, Moto X and select Motorola Droid and Nexus devices.
As Engadget reported Thursday (Oct. 31), Android 4.4. KitKat is expected to roll out to HTC One smartphones across the U.S. and Canada within a time frame of 90 days . The Google Play Edition of the HTC One will get updated within 15 days, while the Developer Edition HTC One is expected to get updated within 30 days.
The latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS will bring about an enhanced user experience to the HTC One. KitKat will run alongside HTC’s signature Sense user interface on all HTC One devices, except for the Google Play Edition variant. HTC One devices running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS currently feature version 5.5 of the Sense UI. HTC plans to expand updates to their HTC One Maxx and HTC One Mini at some point, although no specific dates were provided.
Thursday, mobile device competitor, Motorola revealed its plans to update select Motorola devices to Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola shared the news on Google+ along with a link encouraging Motorola device owners to check for update eligibility. “Do check out our Upgrade page for news on our plans here. We will keep updating it as things firm up across our devices,” Punit Soni, vice president of Product Management at Motorola Mobility (Google) said in a Google+ post.
Eligible for the Android 4.4 KitKat update are recent models of Motorola Droid including the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra and Droid Mini. The Moto X and Moto X Developer Edition will also receive the Android 4.4. KitKat OS update. Motorola has not provided a specific release date for the updates. Google announced Thursday that within the coming weeks, the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition will also receive the latest Android 4.4 update. The focus is pointed towards “bringing the latest goodies in Android 4.4 within reach for the next billion smartphone users,” Google said Thursday.