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The Android 4.4.2, KitKat update is now rolling out for the unlocked and developer editions of the HTC One in the U.S.
It is 312MB and comes equipped with HTC Sense 5.5 with other improvements for system stability and adjustment of some screen timeout settings. Blinkfeed will also gain a new quick access menu and the ability to turn it off entirely and new UI elements in the system setttings focused around the location settings with a master switch and battery usage info.
The gallery app will be updated and a do not disturb function will be added with easier lockscreen widgets management and a cleanup of the music app.
The HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update will be rolling out for Verizon users soon. Mo Versi, HTC's Executive Director of Product Management claims that the carrier's customers will see the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 "shortly."
"HTC One Verizon Owners! We have received technical approval for the OS 4.4+Sense 5.5 update today," wrote the company. "Expect OTA out shortly."
If his words prove to be accurate, Verizon will be the first of the major U.S. carriers to roll out Android 4.4.2.
Verizon also hinted at its imminent release by uploading a document that details what to expect from the update. Some users are even reporting that they have already received it. HTC will want to have the update completely rolled out before the next-gen model is released in the next few months.
HTC will want to have Android 4.4 rolled out to all of its One models before it unveils the successor to the handset later this year. Various leaks have already hinted at its imminent release and it is expected to feature more advanced specs including a dual-camera.