HTC revealed the Android 4.4 KitKat update status for the carrier branded versions of its flagship HTC One smartphone. The company revealed in a Twitter post Thursday (Jan. 23), that the software is in its final testing stage.
As Engadget reports, in late October HTC made a commitment to roll out the software updates to carrier branded HTC One phones within 90 days. HTC One owners should begin to see Android 4.4. KitKat update notifications on their devices next week. “HTC One owners, final KitKat software has entered carrier labs for final testing and expect certification next week,” tweeted @HTCUSA.
Once the software passes certification, U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon will begin rolling out the updates to customers. As with all major system updates, the software will be pushed directly to devices over-the-air from the carriers.
After the HTC One roll outs are complete, the next HTC devices scheduled to receive Android 4.4 KitKat are the HTC One mini and HTC One max. Android KitKat updates have already reached the unlocked, Developer and Google Edition variants of the HTC One.
HTC invites HTC device owners to view the entire Google Android release process on its website. “HTC is focused on providing timely software updates for both HTC Sense innovation and major Google Android releases. In an effort to bring transparency to this process, we will be marking the steps of preparation and our progress, by device and carrier,” said HTC.