HTC One’s KitKat Update Resumes Its Rollout In The U.K.


HTC has resumed its rollout of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for HTC One handsets in the U.K. three weeks after the release was pulled. Customers on Vodafone, Three, and O2 should see the update soon if they haven’t already received it.

HTC announced that it was postponing its KitKat update for U.K. handsets on March 3 after users began “experiencing difficulties” with the new software. The company vowed to work hard to resolve the problems quickly, and now the software is finally available again.

“We can confirm that the 4.4 KitKat update has now been re-released in the UK,” HTC said on its official Facebook page.

1979614_10152741240737516_47195497_nAccording to the updates page on HTC’s website, this software — which comes with build number “4.19.401.11” and weighs in at over 308MB — is now rolling out to unlocked HTC One devices, as well as those on Vodafone, O2, and Three.

Customers with EE will have to wait a little longer, with their update still at the “integration” stage.

This release delivers a number of new KitKat features, including Google Cloud Print, and removes HTC’s own web browser in favor of Google Chrome. It also makes some welcome security improvements.

If you haven’t already received a notification to say it’s available yet, you should do soon. You can also search for it manually from within the Software Update section in the Settings app.