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HTC One to get KitKat 4.4.2

The HTC One is by far the best smartphone on the market in the U.S. currently, and this week it will only get better.
HTC USA announced last week that the HTC One KitKat update has finalized it’s testing on the four major carriers and is expected to come within the next few days.

With KitKat, expect to have faster multitasking, or just saying “Ok Google” to launch voice search, get driving directions, or even send text messages. You can also expect to see a more refined experience when you are watching a video or listening to music, by hiding everything else. Have what you want to see there, and nothing else.

Ever asked:
How to remove Blinkfeed from the HTC One?
KitKat & HTC Sense 5.5

There is also a new smarter caller ID and dialer interfece, that allows for frequent contacts to be easier to access. Heck, if you make a call using your phone and the number is not in your contact list, your phone will “Google it” and see if it can find it online (think about restaurants and businesses nearby).

One thing I am also excited about is all messaging will be in one place. So if you are using Hangouts, SMS, and MMS messages will all be in one place. You will be able to send your location also.

And, do you like to print things? If you have a connected Google Cloud printer, just press a few buttons and you are printing from your phone or tablet.

These are the features that I am aware of, but I am sure there will be more.

  • Georg | February 18, 2014

    In Europe we are still waiting for the KitKat update.

    • k.shoffner | February 18, 2014

      What is interesting Georg, is the KitKat rollout started in the US on HTC first. But in Europe it appears that most carriers will be releasing it on Samsung devices first. From my sources, it does appear the rollout for HTC in UK will be early Spring ’14 though. The new HTC devices will have it already loaded, but I think they focused on the US first this go-round. Every week or so, do a manual check to see, as your carrier may not push it out until later on. I did the manual push weeks before my carrier even sent out a notice that it was ready.

      Cheers & Good Luck

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