Verizon is in the process of pushing out a rather hefty, unexpected over-the-air (OTA) update to all HTC Droid DNA handsets located in the United States. This upgrade brings the latest build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 to the device complete with a multitude of additional bug fixes and speed enhancements.
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HTC has clarified its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans for the flagship HTC One and Droid DNA. Those with a One in North America will get the update — along with Sense 5.5 — by the end of January; while those with a Droid DNA will receive the software “by the end of Q1” 2014.
Verizon is in the process of rolling out a minor over-the-air (OTA) update for the HTC Droid DNA. Although it doesn’t bring the eagerly awaited Sense 5 or Android 4.3 to the handset, it’s still quite a significant stability update that we would advise all users to download.
Verizon has officially published an HTC Droid DNA update page on its website. According to Big Red, the DNA will receive an update bringing Sense 5, some time in the not-to-distant future.
HTC president Jason Mackenzie has said that the company is working hard to provide the flagship HTC One and the Droid DNA with an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update by the end of September in the United States and Canada.
It appears the update is already ready for the public, but the Taiwanese company is awaiting certification before it starts rolling it out.
Just days after rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update to the flagship HTC One in Europe, HTC has made the same software — with the latest Sense 5 user interface baked in — available to the Butterfly, the Taiwanese variant of the Droid DNA.
It’s the first time Sense 5 has been ported to an older device.
LG has confirmed that it will use Qualcomm’s latest high-end Snapdragon 800 processor in its next Optimus smartphone. The Snapdragon 800 is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 600, which is currently shipping inside the latest flagship smartphones, including the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
It’s taken several months, but Verizon has finally confirmed today that it will be offering the flagship HTC One this summer. The device will be identical to that already offered by other U.S. and international carriers — with an added Verizon logo, of course — and Verizon will not be renaming it.
If you have an older HTC smartphone, you’ve probably been itching to get your hands on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 since HTC announced the flagship One earlier this year. The Taiwanese company has already confirmed that an update will be made available to a number of existing devices, but it hasn’t yet confirmed when it will arrive.
According to one source, you can expect it to hit the HTC One X around June or July.
The HTC Butterfly — also known as the J Butterfly in Japan and the Droid DNA in the U.S. — was one of the first smartphones to offer a 1080p display, kickstarting a new generation of full high-definition handsets. And according to HTC marketing chief Benjamin Ho, the handset will get a successor “to meet consumer demand.”