AT&T Now Pushing Out KitKat OTA To The HTC One Mini
As promised, AT&T is now in the process of pushing out the much-anticipated KitKat update to all its carrier-branded One Mini variants currently located in the United States. In terms of functionality, the upgrade will bring the latest build of Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 to the handset, in addition to the usual deluge of bug fixes and stability improvements.
The One Mini is essentially a scaled-down version of HTC’s former flagship smartphone of 2013, the One, and packs a stunning 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (not expandable), an Adreno 305 GPU, a 4-megapixel “Ultrapixel” rear-facing camera and a measly 1,800 mAh non-removable battery.
Android 4.4.2 is an incredibly major upgrade from 4.3, packing a completely redesigned user interface, SMS message integration in the standard Hangouts application, Google Now on the home screen, Wi-Fi printing capabilities for HP ePrinters, autocomplete for the telephone dialer, Emoji integration for the stock keyboard, built-in word processing software and lots more.
The full changelog for the whopping 658MB over-the-air update can be seen below:
- Improved user interface with Android (4.4 KitKat): The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, enhanced bluetooth and smarter power use.
- Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
- Caller ID: Whenever a call is received from a phone number not in saved in contacts, the phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
- HTC BlinkFeed™ app: The new menu gives quicker access to switch content sources and search for custom topics and includes more news sources.
- New copy and paste options: Copy and paste allows users to share or Google highlighted information.
- New e-mail user interface: E-mail look and feel similar to Gmail and allows in-line editing.
- Camera app from lock screen: Click on the camera app icon on the lock screen for quick access to the camera app.
- Control music from the lock screen: Jump to specific past songs or videos from lock screen.
- Immersive viewing: Immersive mode enables full screen viewing of books, videos, and games.
- New clock interface: The clock now has an enhanced analog user interface.
You will need to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to download and install this upgrade due to its hefty size. To do this, simply head into ‘Settings’, ‘About Device’, then tap ‘Check for Updates’. For more detailed instructions on how to update your device — click the source link below.