European HTC One getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

European HTC One getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

When Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat, HTC said that all its HTC One models would receive the update within 90 days of the announcement. The unlocked U.S. models of the device received the update in less than a month, and now unlocked HTC Ones in some parts of Europe are beginning to receive the update as well. The update’s showing up in the UK, Latvia, Poland and most of the Nordic region, and should be heading to other regions shortly. 

In addition to under-the-hood enhancements, the update brings features such as inbuilt wireless printing and NFC payment support, new Bluetooth profiles, white battery icon as a result of Google’s new rules for Android’s status bar, unspecified security improvements, reduced memory usage, and full-screen immersive mode. Oh, and at long last, HTC decided to remove Flash support from its browser, so you’ll have to opt for another browser for Flash content if you’ve been using HTC’s stock browser for that stuff.

As usual, it will be a while before the update trickles down to all users and regions, with carrier-locked models expected to take longer than unlocked ones. You can do a manual check through the Settings » About » Software updates menu, though in most cases, that won’t do anything to get the update any closer to your device.

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