UK rollout of Android KitKat to HTC One suspended

It's been a while coming, so you would expect the Android KitKat update for the HTC One to be absolutely spot on. Not so, it seems.

HTC is 'temporarily suspending' the update after problems experienced by users. No one is quite sure what these problems are, but anecdotal evidence suggests poor battery life after the update may be a part of it.

All we have is the official statement from HTC, which states: 'We are aware that a limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update.'

'As a result, all FOTA updates have been temporarily suspended. HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience and we are working hard to resolve the issue quickly.'

The UK certainly wasn't the first to get the update, which started rolling out in January, so you do wonder why the UK version of the update is causing problems? Logic would suggest this is pretty much the same update Europe saw some weeks back.

But on the plus side, if there are problems, it is good that the rollout has been halted in order to get it fixed. You suspect HTC wants to get KitKat absolutely spot on too, not least because it will be running on the all-new HTC flagship when it launches at the end of this month.

Hopefully the old phone will be updated in the UK before then.

Sources: TechRadar and Android Central


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