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HTC One Android 4.4 Kitkat and Sense 5.5 update now available for Sprint

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 03, 2014.

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Sprint has become the first of the four major carriers in the United States to release an Android 4.4 KitKat update. It's mostly a behind-the-scenes change with few noticeable changes, but the update adds some subtle Sense 5.5 changes. Standard KitKat updates include security enhancements, performance boosts to make the phone react faster, Cloud Print Service, Bluetooth improvements for better connections, and a change in bugs. (The transition from Jelly Bean to Kitkat on existing devices doesn't have many flashy changes.)

HTC also updated aspects of its Sense user interface. The big one is that you can now integrate Blinkfeed with new search and sources like RSS and Google+, menus and controls, read later, and the ability to turn it off. The Gallery app has also been changed to show bigger views of images and provide some new browsing options. The music player similarly gets some new navigation options to swipe to get to another song or lyrics.

There are other very small changes that users may discover as they begin to use the device. Neither HTC nor Sprint have shown exactly what's new in the update other than to provide the blanket Sense 5.5 presence. HTC One owners can trigger an update by going to Settings > System updates > HTC software updates. Devices should start receiving notifications in batches February 11.

source: Sprint

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