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HTC’s trend of Android update transparency continued yesterday with hints that Android 4.4 KitKat will arrive stateside on the HTC One before the end of January. In response to a customer inquiry, HTC’s @htcusa account responded “In North America, we plan to deliver Kit Kat (including Sense 5.5) to HTC One customers by the end of January.”

As for Verizon customers and DROID DNA owners, Android 4.4 should arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2014. This news comes after a small “compatibility update” was pushed out for Verizon HTC One owners yesterday. Android 4.3 is expected to arrive for Verizon One customers via OTA sometime in December. The delayed Android 4.3 rollout on Verizon won’t affect the planned Android 4.4 launch in late January according to HTC.

We’re happy that HTC is being transparent about the HTC One update and the end of January is a fairly decent timeframe so long as it doesn’t get pushed back or delayed for any reason. Still, we can’t help but wonder where is the Google Play edition HTC One KitKat update that HTC delivered to Google last week?

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