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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lldsandsll says:

why don't they work on some code to fix the camera like they promised?

onthezone says:

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

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juman097 says:

I really feel the camera issue is hardware related.. :-/

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rhtzshahriar says:

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

It is hardware related. Sent my phone to HTC for repair and issue is now gone. Camera sensor replaced.

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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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PZR18 says:

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

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uh60james says:

Because its hardware related

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Please push it later today, Google!

IAMZWANEE says:

Yeah? Before N4? Good luck with that.

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BoB16731 says:

lol WUT you do now the 4.4 images for the n4 are up load waiting

tdizzel says:

Verizon's probably holding it up

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MERCDROID says:

Verizon doesn't have a Google Play Edition XD

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UJ95x says:

+1

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tdizzel says:

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

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MERCDROID says:

Lol, fair enough, brother.

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bhatech says:

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

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Ratnok says:

But, but, they are super duper evil.

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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.

snowdroid83 says:

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

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UJ95x says:

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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Not sure why Google would have to test it. It should be fully tested and ready to go from HTC. Google just needs to serve it up.

Erick Newman says:

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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MERCDROID says:

Itchy trigger finger?

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return_0 says:

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

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return_0 says:

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

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evoben24 says:

Good job HTC

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Daniel UK says:

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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return_0 says:

This is the Google Play Edition.

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Darko says:

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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blake1169 says:

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

Yacer Mirza says:

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

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rampage1979 says:

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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Tysonsaurus says:

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

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I'm tempted as well. But I'm scared.

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Tysonsaurus says:

There's videos on YouTube on how to do it.

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Same here still waiting on 2013 Nexus 7 OTA

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sleepyrohan says:

The tweet should have ended with #NoPressureGoogle :)

juman097 says:

I can't wait until this update hits my phone.......

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floriyann says:

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

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Ratnok says:

But they will still be first.

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Only1Z says:

Once again beating Samsung to the punch with updates.

HTC is feeling like the T-Mobile of smartphones based on their consumer friendly approach. I like.

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bleached says:

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

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Wizzy says:

Still haven't gotten the 4.4 version on my 2012 Nexus 7. WTF Google?

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, I'm still waiting, for the update to hit my 2013 Nexus 7.

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bhatech says:

Just flash the factory image or side load the ota zip.

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dragonsamus says:

Awesome! Yay for HTC.

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jimbo says:

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?

benhmadison says:

LOL!

MERCDROID says:

Lol at "whiz-bang."

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Julio Lahoz says:

does anybody know when KLP comes out?

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jimbo says:

Seriously? Never!

MarkSeven says:

Smh.. KLP is now called Kit Kat. Come out from under that rock buddy.

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TheBlueF0x says:

Props to HTC for having it ready to send out.

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WarRaven says:

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.

return_0 says:

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

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WarRaven says:

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.

Darth Spock says:

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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Etios says:

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.

bleached says:

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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I want gpe for sprint

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Chanlion says:

To meet NSA requirements. Joking people. But really can't think of anything else.

bhatech says:

Good now the pressure is on Google.

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Bill Lavin says:

Gimme some!!!!

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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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ElectronZ says:

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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dkear says:

Me 3! So excited. Kit Kat with the One's build quality :)

SEGROUKIN says:

Hope you're watching Samsung. Wish HTC had better marketing.

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what is happening to Samsung? they always used to be first. this Tizen crap is keeping them busy

bhatech says:

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

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Deveal2014 says:

First when?

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And here I am with my Nexus 4 and 7 on 4.3. No. I don't want to sideload.

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jb0186 says:

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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BThomas0208 says:

Heck those of us on Verizon still don't even have our 4.3 update...

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