Android 4.4 KitKat Update For HTC One GPE Now Ready

By 04:12 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Comments

When the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 came out everyone was wondering if those two will acquire future Android revisions as quickly as the Nexus lineup. Now obviously they didn’t quite match the speed of the Google purebreds, but it appears that the HTC One GPE won’t be too far behind either.

The company has officially announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat Read-Only Memory (ROM) for the smartphone has been fully developed and submitted to Google. It’s now up to the search giant to approve the code and start seeding it to the actual smartphones. It certainly shouldn’t hold too long, although we haven’t been given a specific time frame.

Android 4.4 KitKat brings Project Svelte performance optimizations, bigger UI icons, removes the widgets from the app drawer and comes with the recent Hangouts SMS/MMS/Gtalks unified hub. There’s also the recent Email app, recent Phone app with nearby search that should be coming to the HTC One GPE.

Samsung is yet to announce when the Galaxy S4 GPE gets the Android 4.4 KitKat treatment, but we are hoping the Koreans won’t hold too long to release the update.

Special thanks to Raj for sending this in!




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