Verizon hasn’t wasted any time pushing out the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update to the HTC One. If you’ve signed up with the network carrier and haven’t downloaded it yet, you should be looking for the upgrade through settings already.
The refresh drags in the HTC Sense 5.5 user interface. This translates into a new menu and the ability to turn BlinkFeed on or off without breaking a sweat. You can do so by making a pinch-in gesture on the home screen and then accessing Edit.
Apart from being able to resort to a Do not disturb option, users will be able to get their handset to switch back to normal mode at a preset time. The music application has been revamped to display artists and albums in a panel view instead of drop-down.
The lock screen, gallery app, location settings and Video Highlights have been treated to minor tweaks too. Android Central notes that a couple of changes such as low light photography and power management also come in just for the Verizon model.
HTC One key specifications:
– 4.7-inch 1080 x 1920p touchscreen
– Full metal body
– 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon processor
– Adreno 320 graphics
– Android KitKat OS
– 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal memory
– 4MP Ultrapixel camera on rear
– 2.1MP webcam
– 2300mAh Li-polymer battery
HTC One KitKat update for other parts of the globe:
The HTC One Android KitKat update is also rolling out in India and other parts of Asia. It is available in Europe and Canada already. As for the US, users of the smartphone can download it if they’re on Sprint, and Verizon, of course.
The unlocked variant, Developer Edition as well as Google Edition of the device have been offered the Android KitKat 4.4 refresh too.