HTC previously announced that the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update to the HTC One was going to be available this January. The latest official tweet made by the company however says that it will be rolling out today. The twitter account of the company @HTCONE just made a post that says “HTC One Unlocked and Developer Edition owners – your Kit Kat roll out starts today! Let us know your favorite new additions. “
Consumers who own an unlocked U.S. unit or the Developer Edition will be able to experience all the new features brought by Kit Kat starting today. One of the most notable features arriving with this update is Sense 5.5, an HTC Skin that is currently being used by the HTC One Max.
Some of the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” features includes
Activate Google search by saying “OK Google”
When listening to music, beautiful art is displayed when the device is on the lockscreen.
Emoji is embedded in the new google Keyboard
Hangouts combines all your messages in one place
Quickoffice is now available in Android
Optimized memory for faster multitasking
Phone app prioritizes contacts based on who you talk to the most
Full-screen mode when reading
New smart caller ID
Easy home screen switching
Email app refresh
Tap-to-pay, built a new way
Full-screen wallpapers with preview
Location modes and monitoring
Low-power audio playback
Music and movie-seeking from lock screen
Bluetooth MAP support
Chrome web view
Android Device Manager is built-in
Downloads app redesign
Secure app sandboxes
The update definitely brings in tons of new features that will make you re-explore your HTC One once it has been updated.
To update your device you’ll need to check the update notification. Once you have it all you need to do is follow the prompts to get Kit Kat on your device.