No, we’re not having Canada Fridays here at Pocketnow (is that a thing? That should be a thing), but we’ve got a little follow-up to a story from earlier this week that hails to us from the Great White North, as we check out HTC’s ongoing progress to make Android 4.4 KitKat updates available for its 2013 flagship, the HTC One.
As we told you on Wednesday, HTC announced that it wouldn’t be able to quite hit its goal of having HTC One KitKat updates out everywhere by the end of January. It made a good effort, but as things came down to the wire, it became clear to HTC leadership that the last phase of its roll-out, concerning carriers in the US and Canada, just wasn’t going to happen in time. We already knew that the updates were in carrier hands, awaiting certification, and that gave us hope that they’d be approved and start going out within another week or two. The US is still waiting, but a number of Canadian providers are already sending out updates.
We’re not talking about just one or two carriers, either: Rogers, Bell, Virgin, TELUS, SaskTel, and WIND are all reportedly delivering HTC One KitKat updates.
At least based on what it said Wednesday, even HTC wasn’t expecting this to happen. Might we see the US carriers similarly defy expectations and approve the update in record time? Time will tell, so fingers crossed until then.