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HTC One Android 4.4.3 KitKat Rolling Out Within the Week; Top 15 HTC Sense Features and Status on UK and U.S. Carriers

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By Ryan Inoyori | July 22, 2014 3:21 PM EST

HTC One smartphone may receive the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat which contains all security fixes from Android 4.4.4 before going to Android L version. Know the firmware details and current status for UK and U.S. network carriers.

HTC One Android 4.4.3 KitKat Schedule

HTC Management Vice President Mo Versi already sent out a tweet regarding the next major firmware update of HTC One M7 and One M8. It is expected to rollout next week which points the week 21 of the month of July.

Unlike with Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates from other brand manufacturers, Mo Versi described that Android 4.4.3 KitKat for the HTC One contains all the necessary security fixes based from Android 4.4.4 which likely to mean it is the final Android KitKat update before going to Android L version.

Additionally, Android 4.4.3 KitKat will feature the HTC Sense 6.0 UI to all HTC One models such as the Developer Edition. Here are the details about the new HTC Sense UI included on the upcoming firmware update from the official Web site:

1. Colour coded HTC applications for easier navigation

2. New themes have been added

3. Smoother and continuous scrolling on BlinkFeed

4. New interface for adding new content on BlinkFeed

5. Enhanced sidebar for easier navigation on Blinkfeed

6. Nearby restaurant recommendations on BlinkFeed

7. Three new fonts with option to download more from the Play Store

8. New HTC Zoe camera mode with 3-in-1 camera solution

9. Image matching on the Gallery app to find photos easier and quicker

10. Point of Interest or POI locations in Map View on Gallery app

11. Redesigned apps tray for quicker access

12. New features and interface of HTC Sense TV with social media integration

13. Enhanced music application with more stunning themes

14. Add schedule function to set specific time and event on Do Not Disturb mode

15. Improved Mail, Message, Calendar and Phone apps

Network Carrier Status

HTC United Kingdom already posted the current status of the new Android KitKat with Sense 6 release on their Web site.

- Unlocked HTC One is now ready for rollout

- Vodafone variant in integration stage

- O2 variant is ready for rollout

- Three variant is ready for rollout

- EE variant in integration stage

Status of HTC One in the United States is already posted at the official site of HTC.

- Completed for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Unlocked edition, Developer edition, and T-Mobile

- Completed for Sprint HTC One Max

- AT&T HTC One Mini in integration stage

- Verizon HTC One Max in certification stage

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