HTC One Google Play Edition Now Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat; Download the OTA Here


Android 4.4 has been around for almost a month now but of course, only those with a Nexus device have been treated to the chocolatey new version of Android. The Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have even had to wait a little longer this time around but, now KitKat is finally making its way to the HTC One, Google Play Edition. It might have taken a little longer than users would have liked but, the official update is finally here. Coming in at 320MB, the update will bring with the slightly tweaked Holo theme, Cloud Printing support and the rest of the features of Android 4.4.

In order to get the update, you must be running Android 4.3, JWR66Y, and this update will bring you up to KRT16. The update is rolling out right now but, of course this is done in stages so you might get the update right away. If you can't wait however, you can download the OTA package directly from Google here. Unless you know what you're doing however, it might be best to just wait a day or two. No matter though, if you're running the stock build of JWR66Y, you should be able to flash this no problem. In fact, on the Google Play Edition of the One, you can simply download it to your device and flash it through the stock recovery.

To find out more about Android 4.4 KitKat, you can take a look at our review as well as take a look at all the new features on Google's own Android 4.4 landing page. Overall though, this isn't a huge update from Android 4.3 but, an update is an update and new features like the immersive mode for apps should be welcome additions and it's always nice to have the latest version of Android while your friends continue to wait for those carrier updates, isn't it?

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