HTC Droid DNA to Receive Android 4.4 KitKat Update

HTC Droid DNA

While an upgrade to the technical specs of a smartphone (e.g RAM and processor speed) is a key reason to upgrade your handset, plenty of people find themselves upgrading just for compatibility. After all, what is the point in owning a premium handset if its operating system won’t allow you to play the games and use the apps that your phone’s processor suggests that it should be able to run smoothly? Simply put, there isn’t much point, which is why it’s especially frustrating when your handset maker stops rolling out updates.

With Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google’s open source operating system is the one that most app developers will begin to optimise for as it’s far more likely that people will invest in the latest and greatest batch of (Android 4.4 running) handsets than they will pick up an ageing mobile on the cheap, even more so when there are more than a few handsets running older versions of Android that have just stopped being made together. So with the fickleness of mobile makers in mind then, it’s a good thing for those who own the HTC Droid DNA smartphone as the 2012 device is still getting support 2 years on with an Android 4.4 update about to be rolled out.

The fact that the Droid DNA is being updated is somewhat unlikely as HTC only recently announced that all of their flagship handsets would be updated for at least 2 years after being release, but as the Droid DNA was released far before this announcement was made, it didn’t seem like the phone would be granted the benefits of Android 4.4. Nonetheless, it is getting Android 4.4 and that is something to be thankful for. Look out for 4.4 which is set to be rolled out via firmware update on April 24th.

Via engadget.

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