HTC One Misses KitKat Android 4.4 Update Deadline, Which Just Isn't Good Enough

By Gary Cutlack on at

HTC is finding the KitKat update a little harder to prepare than it thought, with the company revealing it's going to miss its self-imposed 90-day deadline for bringing Google's latest code to its beloved HTC One flagship model.

In a letter to the world on the US site, HTC's Americas president said: "...the software development process does not always follow a linear path and we know today that we will miss our self-imposed target. The good news is that we won’t miss by much as, it shouldn't be more than one to two weeks to complete each of the carrier versions of the HTC One."

So it's a week or two later than planned, which isn't a disaster, and people happy with their lovely HTC Ones are unlikely to be too furious about the delay, but it does mean the US and UK are now lagging a handful of EU countries who are already enjoying the 4.4.2 update -- and it doesn't look good that a company in HTC's perilous state is unable to keep its own promises. [HTC via Cnet]