KitKat Update Approved For T-Mobile and AT&T HTC One, OTA To Come Soon

February 21, 2014 - Written By Patrick Northcraft

Some quality good news for all you HTC One owners out there on T-Mobile and AT&T… The wait is finally over!  Based on tweets by HTC’s Executive Product Manager, we now know that the T-Mobile and AT&T variants of HTC One has been approved by each company from a technical stand point for the Android 4.4 KitKat update.  What this means is that each company has finalized their little tweaks and additions to the update, and they are in a position to start rolling it out to their customers.  The tweets, by @moversi, stated : “T-Mobile HTC Once Owners! We have received technical approval for 4.4 OS + Sense 5.5! Expect the OTA out shortly! Thank you for your patience!” and “Another Great News! We have received AT&T’s technical approval for the HTC Once w/ 4.4 + Sense 5.5. Looking to get the OTA out soon.  Thanks!”

This is pretty cut and dry… the update is finalized and will be sent out soon.  The Google Play Edition of the phone has had access to the update since the end of November, and HTC One users on Sprint have had it since the beginning of the month, assuming the roll out has reached you already.  This news puts AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers in the same boat as Verizon users, who have known their update is primed and ready but have yet, at least officially, to get an OTA update.  Hopefully, by the end of this month or within the first two or three weeks of March, we will be able to see all HTC One’s on all major US carriers sporting the latest and greatest Android software, at least until Google comes up with a new update for the OS.  The download files should be roughly 600MB in size, and contains the latest Android, Cloud Print Services, some security enhancements, and new Bluetooth profiles to support more media interactions.  To those of you with HTC’s great phone, I bet you cannot wait for this update to go live, especially if you haven’t modded your phone already in some manner.  Let us know how excited you are for this update down blow in the comments!