HTC ONE REVIEW 17

HTC One in Europe Receiving Android 4.4.2 Update From Today

January 28, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Android 4.4 KitKat launched last year with the Nexus 5 and it did so to a considerable amount of fanfare, after three versions of Jelly Bean, we were finally treated to something new. Albeit, nothing too new of course, Android 4.4 is still an incremental update, but it brought a little more polish to Android and some nifty extra features. As with the vast majority of Android updates, devices from third-party manufacturers take longer to get the latest version of Android. In the case of HTC, they pledged a 90-day waiting period to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat to their HTC One and it looks like they’re just fulfilling that in Europe. While the Developer edition got there first, it’s nice to see HTC keeping to their schedule.

An update to software version 4.19.401.8 is hitting HTC One devices in parts of Europe, coming in at 308 MB it brings with it Android 4.4 KitKat and a few extras. However, as with a lot of updates from HTC, this Android update is more about what’s going on under the hood. Rather than aesthetic changes. The update brings with it all of the features of Android 4.4, such as Printing support in the Settings and users could even see a little bit of a performance boost. Just as we saw with the Android 4.4 updates from Samsung on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 HTC have decided to embrace a little of Google’s visual ideals. The status bar is transparent now and the battery icon is now white-on-white, which falls in line with the changes Google themselves made in KitKat. Other than that, the only other headlining addition or change is the final death of Adobe Flash in HTC’s own browser, which is hardly surprising given Adobe gave up on the mobile version years ago.

The update is said to be rolling out in parts of Europe so, to our European readers, hang tight as this one makes its way around the continent. So far, the nordic regions have reported the update and we’re pretty sure that more of Europe will be following suit shortly. If you’ve gotten the update, give us a shout out in the comments below and let us know where in the world you are!

Source: Android Central