KitKat on HTC One

Public release timing 'to be determined by Google'

You might remember it was 15 days ago when HTC America President Jason Mackenzie said his company would deliver Android 4.4 for the Google Play edition HTC One within 15 days — so naturally GPe device owners have today been wondering what's up with the update. The official HTC USA Twitter account has chimed in this afternoon with an update on the release's progress, effectively saying the manufacturer has delivered its code and the rest is up to Google —

"Good news, we've delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google."

We can only speculate as to what Google needs to do to get HTC's update prepped and ready to push out onto devices, but at least this means it shouldn't be too much longer before the final public rollout.

Source: @HTCUSA; Thanks, Shen!

 

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HTC says it's delivered its GPe KitKat code to Google

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If the issues is on Google edition, developer edition, and American htc, I would think it's a hardware issue.

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I never had any issues with the camera until the 4.3 update .. Really not sure whether it's the software or the hardware ..

I just bought a HTC one GE what are the camera problems? Just to make sure my doesn't have any of those defects.... Thanks

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Real question is where is the HTC One Max google play edition???

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But...but...but everybody on here blames Verizon for everything. Their super duper evil, ya know

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That will anyway be true when it comes to the Verizon version with the ugly Verizon logo.

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Even though this has absolutely nothing to do with any carrier version, I am sure Verizon will find a way to make their customers suffer due to it.

Impressed, N4 just got the update and it's already ready for the HTC one, good job HTC!!!

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Still no OTA for Nexus 4 but I'm sure the One's is a couple weeks away. Google still has to test it

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Just install the Factory Image through fastboot and you will have 4.4 on your Nexus 4 I did mine yesterday I love it.

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This is just a quad-post. I've seen a sextuple post before. :P

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No, it's the HTC One Google Play Edition, which runs near-stock Android.

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Congrats to HTC again. I would say about 80% of android owners want the new software when it comes out. What do HTC do? Go and get it out as fast as possible. What are Samsung doing? Hmmm making me wait with my S4 till about march time after the release of the s5. M8 for me maybe...

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My GPe One still hasn't gotten Hangouts 2.0 so I'm not holding my breath. Nice to know it's finished, though.

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My Hangouts and Google Now just updated last night.... I hope they are not this slow on the 4.4 roll out.

I haven't even gotten android kitkat on my nexus 7 (2013) yet!!!

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Same still no KitKat on my nexus 7 2013 I'm very tempted to try sideloading it. But good job Htc seems like they are committed to fast updates.

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Do it...mine is like a brand new tablet! Especially with the gpe launcher installed.

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Meanwhile, Nexus 4 owners still don't have an official update of Android 4.4 KitKat!!!

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How do you know that Samsung hasn't already given the code to Google?

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Where's Richard spinning a yarn extolling the virtues of Samsung's insufficient internal storage cheaply manufactured overpriced dim blue tone Amoled display plastic whiz-bang?

My N7,N4 an myself feel forgotten by Google.
I know it's just around corner, but weeks after release with very little mention of it as a packaged product. Kind of like, just wait and see?
This really seems half baked, and dedicatedly unprofessional.

Last year there was a natural storm to skew the launch, this year, it's the lack of a launch causing the storm.

It's already been rolling out... and they've said a lot about it.

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I've yet to see a post of anyone saying they got a ota rolled out to them?

I'd like a link for that please.

Many haven't rooted that bought into nexi for simply no skins being involved alone and therefore do not need to unlock/root/sideload.
But would like to be not left waiting when no carrier is involved or OEM as mentioned.

Though it seems a OEM will update its wares with better communication an effort better then Google itself.

People started receiving it on the 12 before they posted on Twitter and Google plus. My wife's 2012 got it that night, but my 13 still doesn't have it.

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He wrote Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, Nobody has received the update on a Nexus 4 till now and even nexus 7 was received by only few people. Pathetic situation for a Nexus lineup.

Two weeks is pathetic? The updates have started and factory images are available for all eligible Nexus devices. Apple users had to wait 3 months after the announcement of iOS7 before it rolled out. I don't know who you think is better at updates than Google? It certainly isn't any of the mainstream players.

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Whoop! Been waiting for this for about two weeks. Unlocked my Bootloader, turned S-Off, and flashed a Stock Google Play RUU for an OTA Update

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I did the same today as well. Made my T-Mobile HTC One into a GPe. Can't wait for the KitKat update.

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I think more of that Samsung gear and note software crap I guess.

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Thank you HTC you have learned your lesson and getting more and more awesome. We should be seeing more releases soon.

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