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HTC One Android 4.4 update coming within 90 days

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A HTC One Android 4.4 update has been confirmed, with the Taiwanese manufacturer announcing that its flagship phone will get a KitKat themed makeover within 90 days.

Having launched yesterday aboard the Google Nexus 5, the new Android 4.4 KitKat operating system sees a number of improvements brought to the platform, with contacts now prioritised frequency of communications and improved NFC connectivity options added.

In an interview with Engadget, Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America reportedly confirmed that the HTC One Android 4.4 update would start being rolled out shortly.

With Google having already confirmed that the Google Play edition of the HTC One will add Android 4.4 “in the coming weeks,” HTC’s plans to roll out the Android 4.4 update to all remaining One owners within 90 days shows an aggressive upgrade policy from the manufacturer that had previously been missing.

It has been suggested that while network unlocked versions of the phone will add Android 4.4 in the next 30 days, all other iterations of the phone will benefit from the latest Google OS before the next three months are complete.

"We're not going to [roll out updates] in a lazy fashion,” Mackenzie said. “We're going to make it a priority to have every dot release out on the One within 90 days."

Mackenzie added that the company was still finalising plans for other handsets in its product line, including the spinoff HTC One Max and HTC One Mini models.

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