Verizon approves Android KitKat for HTC One

HTC Product Manager Mo Versi confirms that Android 4.4 KitKat will hit Verizon HTC One phones today.

HTC's Mo Versi confirms KitKat is coming to the Verizon HTC One. Twitter

HTC One owners on Verizon, today is your lucky day. HTC product manager Mo Versi has confirmed via Twitter that a big update to Android KitKat is heading your way starting today.

This over-the-air upgrade will certainly pack a wallop. The software roll-out is expected to boost HTC's current flagship to Android version 4.4 plus the company's freshest iteration of its Sense UI (5.5).

That's sure to make at least some US owners of the HTC One happy. Up until now, only global GSM and Developer Edition versions of the all-metal clad superphone flaunted this software. Let's hope other American carriers step up their game and give their HTC One handsets the KitKat green light.

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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