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HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update to launch next week

Following much talk, HTC has confirmed that the eagerly awaited HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update will start being rolled out from next week.

While the Taiwanese manufacturer has confirmed that the HTC One KitKat update will be made available for unlocked handset owners in the US within a matter of days, the company has yet to detail when UK residents can expect the software patch.

HTC One owners, final KitKat software has entered carrier labs for final testing and expect certification next week,” the company announced via its official Twitter feed.

Far from a surprise release, 84 days ago the manufacturer announced that the HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update would be rolled out within 90 days, a promise that has ensured next week will see the software introduced.

While HTC continues to update its current flagship phone, attention has already turned to the company’s next-generation handset.

Recent HTC One 2 rumours have claimed that the second-generation device will be officially unveiled next month, in the days leading up to MWC 2014.

As well as boasting a further refined metal-hewn body, the HTC One 2, also doing the rounds under the moniker of the HTC M8, will be upgraded to a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD display, Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and the Android 4.4 KitKat OS as standard.

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