Sprint HTC One KitKat update wins the race: available now

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Mere hours ago we told you about the unexpected availability of HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat updates in Canada, despite HTC’s apology earlier this week that it wouldn’t be able to deliver the software in the US and Canada within the 90 day window it had set out to. The company won points for being open about its failings, and it’s not like the update was supposed to take that much longer to arrive. Earlier this evening, when we got word of that Canadian release, we wondered if any of the US carriers might follow suit with some unexpectedly early availability of their own. As if it was listening, Sprint has just announced that interested subscribers can start snagging their own HTC One KitKat updates as of today.

It’s a bit of an early “stealth launch” – Sprint isn’t yet actively pushing the update, and subscribers won’t be getting notifications until February 11; even then, distribution will proceed in batches. However, you don’t have to wait for Sprint to come to you, and beginning today HTC One owners can manually trigger the update.

If you’re on Sprint with an HTC One, dive into your phone’s system settings to check for your update. Now, we have seen reports of users being told that no update’s available upon doing so, so Sprint’s systems may still be adjusting to the change; if you don’t see it now, check back in a few hours or sometime tomorrow.

Any bets on which US carrier will be next?

Source: Sprint
Via: Android Central

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