Good news, we’ve delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 15, 2013
16 days ago Google released Android 4.4 KitKat along side of the Nexus 5. Since then, both of the Nexus 7s, the Nexus 10, and even the Nexus 4 have received the newest version of the operating system via an over the air update. So far the only devices we are waiting for to get the update are the Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. These devices are supposed to act like Nexus versions of the manufacture’s flagship phones which means they should always be up to sate just like a Nexus.
Earlier today HTC informed everyone via Twitter that they had handed over the “KitKat code” for the HTC One GPe to Google. This is great to hear since that means that we can add another device to the list of phones running the newest version of Android.
Unfortunately we have not heard anything from Samsung yet but that does not mean that they aren’t close to pushing out an update to their GPe S4. Some are getting upset that it has taken so long for these two devices to receive the update but when you look at how long it took Google to push out the KitKat update to their own Nexus devices, we should be happy that there is some hope that the update will come before the end of November. Also remember that even if it took a month for these Nexus-like devices to get the official update, imagine how long others will be waiting who have carrier versions of the devices.
Do you have a Nexus or Google Play edition phone? How long do you think is acceptable to wait for an official update? Let us know in the comments down below!
Source | @HTCUSA Twitter