AT&T’s HTC One Mini and Sprint’s HTC One Max both now getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates
Two more handsets have started receiving updates to Android 4.4 KitKat, and they’re both made by HTC. The One Mini sold by AT&T and the One Max sold by Sprint are the lucky recipients of the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system this time around.
The AT&T HTC One Mini is now in the process of getting both Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5, the latest version of the company’s UI overlay (for devices that aren’t the new One M8, that is). This update brings with it the transparent status bar, the new immersive mode, color emoji support, better closed captioning, stronger security, enhanced Bluetooth, smarter power use, a phone app which lets you look up contacts straight from the dial pad and easily search corporate directories, smart caller ID that matches numbers not in your contacts with businesses that have a Google Maps listing, a new menu for BlinkFeed, new copy and paste options, a new Email UI, access to the camera from the lock screen, music controls on the lock screen, and a new clock interface.
The update is rolling out over-the-air, so your phone will notify you once it’s ready to download. That, by the way, you can only do via Wi-Fi. Make sure you have at least 50% battery before proceeding. If you’re impatient, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
In Sprint’s case, it’s the HTC One Max getting KitKat from today. This update also comes over-the-air and is a 343 MB affair. It features everything that’s new about Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as some unnamed security enhancements, the Cloud Print service, and new Bluetooth profiles added. Updating via Wi-Fi is recommended.
Once again, your phone should notify you when the update has reached it, but if you can’t wait just use the procedure described above for AT&T’s HTC One Mini to try and manually get the update earlier.