Much to everyone’s surprise, the first device to make the transition to Android 4.4 Kitkat is not any of the Nexus branded device. Rather, it is the Verizon version of the Moto X. While it’s understandable Motorola is owned by Google though none perhaps could have expected it will be a non-Nexus device that would be upgraded to the latest Android version. However, with this being the way things stand right now, other manufacturers too aren’t too way off from coming up with the all important KitKat update for their devices.
Next in line for the update is HTC for their HTC One device. They had promised the update to be available for their HTC One, ninety days after KitKat was to be released. They have assured that they would stick to the time frame.
Users of the HTC One in the USA and North America region should be getting their KitKat update by end January. Given the process which is required to get the update spread across so many network carriers the time required is quite long and yet HTC is at present doing the task at quite a rapid rate.
So far as the HTC One, Google Play edition goes, the ball it appears is in Google’s court as HTC has mentioned about handing over the required changes to the software to Google. The implementation of the changes and subsequent availability for users to download and install rests with Google.
Another device from HTC, which Verizon supplied to the market would also get its update to KitKat before the first quarter of 2014 ends. March therefore appears to be the month when KitKat can be seen on these devices too, that is the Droid DNA line of devices from HTC.