HTC One users across the pond: your time has come. We're hearing from multiple sources across the Internet that HTC One units in continental Europe and Russia are being updated to the latest version of Android right now. The first one to tip us was reader Matiss Justs, who got the over-the-air alert for Android 4.4.2 just before noon local time (4AM EST) in Latvia.


Other users are reporting in from Finland, Norway, Romania, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Spain. I think it's safe to say that the update is spreading through the major European markets at the moment, though we haven't heard anything from the United Kingdom or Ireland.

The update is just north of 300 megabytes, and in addition to all the goodies from Android 4.4.2, it adds a few fixes for security, Bluetooth, and cloud printing on the One. Also, it looks like HTC has revamped the default browser, which means that support for Flash is now gone. As usual you can try to initiate a manual update via the Android settings menu, or start digging for a localized OTA file at your usual Android forum haunt. If you're seeing the One 4.4.2 update in any of the countries we haven't mentioned here, drop us a line in the comments section.

Thanks, Matiss!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Imparus

    "HTC One Android 4.2.2 Update Is Now Rolling Out In Several European Countries"
    Wow, such downgrade :P
    You might want to change it to 4.4.2 ;)

    • http://thegumshoe.com/ Michael Crider

      As we say in the AP office, (fuu). Thanks, it's been updated.

      • usaff22

        That was supposed to remain an AP internal secret! :p

  • ather akber

    the title post says 4.2.2 :P

  • w3by

    The update's also out in Slovenia (not a major market, but Europe nonetheless :P)

  • Momchil Karabulev

    out in bulgaria too

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I wouldn't call Russia a major European market tbh

  • capychimp

    Denmark too

  • Illia Zavyalov

    Ukraine is here - got the chocolate bar today at noon! But haven't noticed any big changes in the interface though...

  • KingofPing

    Should it be noted that this also includes Sense 5.5, or do you lucky folks already have that one?

    • Mantas

      Yeah, we had that since 4.3

    • htc#1

      I got sense 5.5 in November 2013! But no 4.4 yet in India..

      • Big P

        How to update sense 5 to 5.5 in india ?

      • Melwyn

        India gets the 4.4.2 update.
        I just updated my HTC one!

  • tomas

    slovak republic and czech republic too

  • remister

    "Support of Flash Player removed"

    • Martin

      Why would they do this? Most streaming websites still use flash. Html5 isn't that popular yet

      • Mantas

        Flash is not supported on android since 2012

        • Ako Mohammadi

          It's not true. I had it on 4.3

          • Mantas

            That does not mean it was supported. Many custom ROMs and OEMs still tried to keep it on the devices, but it had to go eventually. Not that I think it's a good thing.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      It's been like this since 4.2

  • Mike

    Sweden got it :-)

  • Zenek

    Poland too

  • remister

    My HTC One on 4.4.1 has been a battery eater, anyone having the same issues. I hope 4.4.2 helps it manage the battery life better.

  • mustafa

    That's a pretty minor upgrade. HTC seems to only be doing the minimum, kinda like Samsung when it comes to updates

    • Mantas

      What do you want? Android 5.0?

      • mustafa

        No, but oems like sony add big changes to it's updates. I'd happily wait longer if it meant more features

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  • Andrijan

    The update is also out in Macedonia! But very disappointed with the fact that Flash is being removed.

  • Caleb Baldwin

    I get outstanding battery life on 4.3. I'm going to hold my horses and wait for feedback to see if this changes because most custom ROMs I tried that were KitKat had horrid battery life.

  • Clausendk

    Denmark around noon. Very few changes. Such a hype for almost nothing

  • djinn123

    Fix the purple haze on the camera please!

    • dev

      That's issue with camera you need to send it to HTC to replace the camera. I had to do same.

  • Tanni

    Also rolling out in Estonia, checked for updates and saw 4.4.2.

  • Ben Bezuidenhout

    Out in South Africa too :-)

  • Ronin

    what about camera purple fix?? who cares if battery icon is grey or green -_-

    • dev

      Camera purple fix is hardware problem. I had to send mine to HTC under warranty to fix it.

  • meepos

    out in Mongolia too

  • Melwyn

    India gets the 4.4.2 update.

  • ankeet

    immediately after downloading the updates i experienced battery drain problems....even though i wasnt using the phone the battery levels kept dropping....in just 3 hours it came down from 100% to 30%....n after an hour or so the phone switched off completely....i had no such problem earlier....im really worried now

  • stasik

    ireland got the update too, but downloading fails. presume every one is trying to get it, or it might not be quite ready..

  • htc One user

    Just received my update in the UK
    Today 25/02/2014
    Better late then never

  • SiD

    Got it in INDIA. how come?

  • SiD

    After upgrading I see N at the top of the screen. what is that for?

  • saltyzip

    Has the update been pulled? The HTC website was saying pushing to phones, but now back to integration testing http://www.htc.com/uk/go/htc-software-updates/

    My wife's phone and a mate of mine do not have the update here in the uk

    • saltyzip

      Still waiting for update in the UK... AP you help with getting HTC UK to respond to see if update has been pulled? Website still showing in integration testing. Are HP playing silly buggers, saying it's rolling out when in fact it's not, at least not anymore???

  • mike

    So I just update my HTC one believing it ws the 4.4.2 version but it took me back to 4.1.2 WTF??????

  • VictoriaNLGEO

    I've got the update now for a day or two .. the alarm clock does not work anymore when the phone is turned off ... Is there a possibility to activate it after the phone is turned of .. like is was possible with Android 4.3??

    • pipolaki

      Hell yeah, i'm searching an answer to this problem since the day after kitkat update ! That's a huge pain in the ass...seriously, is there any way to fix this?

  • TaBooT

    with new update 4.4.2 the battery live is going very low

  • Marco Revilla

    Here's an idea. Patch the update to allow flash support. I don't see this as a move forwards in tech, but a step backwards. If majority of websites use flash, it was a stupid move to drop the support and whoever got the genius idea to do so needs to have themselves examined to see if they ate in touch with reality.

  • Jihad Jihad

    No 4.4.2 update for the htc one in kuwait yet... Any news about it? Pls reply thx

  • haash

    How do I get back on the d software

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  • tom

    Just tryed to stream ufc in England and realised my latest update got rid of flash player 😩

  • mark burton

    Fucking hate this can't access flash player

  • nick

    arrived UK also!

  • PineappleKush

    Sweden this morning. 800Mb, dual SIM Model..

  • htconenoob

    cannot download. htc one is a test device and contains variant updated software... help