Chunky KitKat Update For Canadian HTC One Begins Certification

Android 4.4 Canada HTC One Status

This weekend, HTC Canada updated its webpage with some pretty exiting news for on-contract HTC One owners who are champing at the bit to get the much-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat software version on their handsets. As of today, Bell, Roger (who are also working to certify the latest upgrade for the One mini), TELUS, Virgin Mobile, Wind and SaskTel are all working around the clock to certify the latest upgrade. So, presuming no problems are detected, we only have a couple more days to wait for the rollout to begin.

This chunky upgrade will transport the latest build of 4.4.2 KitKat, in addition to the usual bunch of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations. According to Google, Android 4.4.2 brings a completely redesigned multitasking system which optimizes memory usage in every major component, “meaning users can run more of their favourite apps and switch between them faster than ever.”

The One was released back in March, 2013, and remains one of the most impressive Android-powered devices on the market, packing a gorgeous 4.7-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, a hefty 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, An Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera and a 2,300 mAh battery.

As this version of the update has not yet started rolling out, there is no official changelog, but recent rumors suggest that this upcoming carrier-branded OTA will include the following features and bug fixes:

  • Enhancements/Fixes
  • Fix for clearing the VM Indicator
  • Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
  • Various additional software fixes
  • Security enhancements

Be sure to check back soon as we will let you know the minute the over-the-air update starts rolling out.