Every manufacturer has a different release schedule for their big updates, and it looks like we’ve just learned what HTC’s is going to be for a few HTC One variants. While many HTC One owners have already received their Android 4.4 KitKat updates around the world and on many US carriers as well, owners of the HTC One Mini and HTC One Max have yet to even hear about when their phones are getting updated to KitKat. HTC has released information via a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) question & answer session regarding said KitKat updates and it looks like the release schedule is right around the corner for both devices. Owners of the HTC One Max can begin hoping for their Android 4.4 KitKat updates as early as March, and HTC One Mini owners should be receiving it as early as April. While plenty of users have probably flashed their phones over to something like CyanogenMod or any other number of custom ROMs available out there, hearing about official updates is best since the majority of people won’t be doing any such thing with their phones.
HTC Has been trying to steadily improve its update schedule and frequency over the past few months, and has excelled wildly at keeping the HTC One in particular updated to the latest version of Android within a few weeks of the update being announced. Android 4.4 KitKat seems to have taken HTC the longest this year to get out, at least compared with how quickly they pushed out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates anyway. In general HTC has been trying to streamline updates more than ever, and are even promising to keep phones up to date a full 2 years after the release of the device. We’ve seen recently with the HTC One X, which is not quite 2 years old yet, will possibly be seeing an official Android 4.4 KitKat update as well, even though the chipmaker Nvidia has discontinued support of the chips used inside that phone. If you’re ever wondering exactly what HTC phones have been updated to the latest version of Android, HTC runs a nice little update page that will give you just that information and nothing else. Check it out and see for yourself, but it’s still not going to be rolling out to One Max or Mini users for another month or so.