Just this week President of HTC Americas Jason Mackenzie made an announcement basically saying that the Android KitKat update for the HTC One is going to be delayed since it is still in the certification process. “We are currently in the certification phase across all of our carrier partners in North America, and they share our enthusiasm for getting this software in your hands. That said, the software development process does not always follow a linear path and we know today that we will miss our self-imposed target. The good news is that we won’t miss by much as, it shouldn’t be more than one to two weeks to complete each of the carrier versions of the HTC One.”
It looks like Canada beat this deadline as the KitKat update is now rolling out for the device to Canadian carriers such as Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel and Wind. MobileSyrup reports that the update is just a little bit below 600MB and brings several enhancements and bug fixes which include the following.
- Android 4.4.2 update
- Cloud Print Service
- Security enhancements
- New Bluetooth profiles to support more media interactions
If you own a Canadian version of the HTC One then you can check the update by clicking on Settings > About phone > Software update
When the update notification icon appears on your device
- Slide the Notifications panel open, and then tap the system update notification.
- If you don’t want to download the update using your data connection, select Use Wi-Fi or cable only.
- Tap Download.
- When download is complete, select Install now, and then tap OK.
HTC Owners in the U.S. might have to wait a little bit longer for the update as it is still in the certification phase. This is already the last phase the update will have to undergo before it is going to be pushed out to consumers.
In other related news, the Android KitKat update has already been rolling out forfor the HTC One in Europe.