HTC One Android 4.4, KitKat Update Release Date Announced for Sprint

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The HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will begin rolling out for Sprint users on Feb. 11.

The network announced last weekend that the software will begin rolling out on that date. Despite the release being weeks away, customers have already reported that they are able to access it from the Settings/Software Update option.

Some users had trouble getting the update at first, but now most of the problems appeared to have cleared up.

Canadian users started receiving Android 4.4.2 last week. Various reports have confirmed that users of the smartphone in the country on carriers such as Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Virgin and SaskTEL have received in in the past few days.

The update also includes Sense 5.5 and other HTC-specific improvements. This roll out could take a few days to reach everyone in Canada and users can check their Settings menu to see if it is available.

The HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update began rolling out in Europe last week.

HTC announced back in November that the update would be available by the end of this month and stuck to its original promise by delivering it in a timely fashion. Availability is dependent on country and carrier so roll out times will vary.

The update is 308 MB and adds support for Bluetooth profiles along with cloud printing. Other security changes are also part of the update including the removal of Flash support. The battery icons text were changed to white. There is no word on when the HTC One users in the U.S. will receive the update.

HTC will want to have the software available before the One's successor hits stores. That model should launch sometime during the spring of this year and is currently named the HTC M8 in many of the current rumors.