AT&T HTC One X gets Android 4.4 KitKat Update, US rollout will be delayed

A few days
ago emerged a tweet from an HTC exec that talked about the update passing
AT&T’s testing. And just this Wednesday, January 29th, Android KitKat
starts rolling out onto European models of the HTC One units.

Reports are now blasting that the latest Android firmware will soon be available
in the U.S. carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. 
Latest update sources however said that the KitKat update for U.S. will be delayed one to two weeks into the month February. This means the company has failed to meet its self-imposed 90 days deadline. HTC President Jason Mackenzie has admitted that the company will miss the deadline because of the lengthy certification process. Although Mackenzie also assured that the delay will not last long but have not mentioned any specific dates when the KitKat hits specific carriers.
The first
to get KitKat update according to initial reports, are the European models of
HTC devices. Supporting the said clamors, are pertinent reports from users of
HTC One in Finland, Norway, Latvia, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic and Russia,
saying the Android 4.4 update already hits their phones.
Android 4.4 KitKat update was initially introduced Halloween of last year, and
it was also when HTC made an assurance that it would start rolling out update
for the HTC One in late January this year. Since then, HTC keeps on providing
regular updates to the public, highlighting imperative details on its progress
with the Android 4.4 software.
What’s with the Android 4.4 KitKat update?
The latest
Android firmware update is a 308MB 4.19.401.8 build, over-the-air Android 4.4.2
update that comprised of essential improvements to the existing software. Among
the newly embedded features are security enhancements, new Bluetooth profiles
and cloud print services. Additional features on Android 4.4 are as follow:
  • A full
    emoji keyboard
  • Immersive
  • Messages/Google
    handout integration
  • Sense 5.5
    UI overlay
sources have said the Adobe Flash in the stock HTC Web browser has been take
off for it is not compatible with the Android system.
Meanwhile, An
OTA zip file
has been rapidly created by developers for users to manually flash the HTC One
Android 4.4 KitKat update.

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