Update: The OTA has started rolling out to devices. If you're a Verizon HTC One owner, it's time to check your phone. But be advised - the rollout is staged.

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An HTC product manager announced this morning that Verizon had approved the Android 4.4.2 update destined for its version of the HTC One. The OTA is on its way, though we don't yet have a date. Nevertheless, Verizon has now uploaded a document detailing what to expect in the update. The build number provided is version 3.11.605.1.


The changes mentioned primarily cover those found in Sense 5.5. Editing content sources in BlinkFeed is easier, as you can now access your sources by simply swiping from the left side of the screen. But if you would rather do without BlinkFeed entirely, the option to disable it has been added to Sense's personalization screen. Things inside the Music and Gallery apps have been rearranged a bit, and the security portion of the lockscreen is now transparent. To top things off, the battery icon has gone from green to white.

The screenshots provided in the document are pretty miniscule, so here are some uploaded from my own HTC One with Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5.

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Overall, Sense continues to be a relatively light and sensible interface, and for One owners, its improvements are perhaps even more exciting than the other goodies brought on by KitKat. Verizon may not have provided a concrete date for the software update, but it should only be a matter of time now.

Source: Verizon HTC One Android 4.4.2 Update PDF

Screenshot credit: Michael Bellis

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Brandon

    Downloading now...woot woot!!

    • Dominic Powell

      Can you check if google wallet tap to pay works? Or it least the setup will complete.

      • Salil

        It works.

        • ThomasMoneyhon

          So it does have 'tap and pay settings' ?

          • Salil


        • Charlene J. Howard


          ☗☗☗ ☗☗⨖☗ ☗☗�☗ ☗☗☗It's not as light as AOSP, but what is?

  • Robert Boluyt

    Sense . . . .light? Thats a good one.

    • Ricardo Neves

      You haven't used Sense 5.x have you? It's not as light as AOSP, but what is?

    • turdbogls

      it may not be "light" but it feels light....which is great.

      Old Sense felt heavy and looked heavy.

  • hldc1

    On-screen buttons.

    I will buy this.

    • Ricardo Neves

      Wrong article? :P

      • hldc1

        Haahaa. Yes. I was checking out the purported leaked screenshot of the HTC M8.

    • Stuart Moroz

      You mean the elimination of lock screen widgets? You can't have a lock screen widget visible on the lock screen anymore. I bet app devs are furious. They are hidden out of sight of the main lock screen, you have to slide them into view from off screen. That basically makes it useless. I might as well swipe up to get to my main screen and my widget there.

  • Kevin Mirsky

    You know what? I think if I don't ditch Verizon, my next phone'll be an HTC; their skin isn't that bad, and they seem to be trying to stay on top of updates.

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    God. Why. That. Font. Still.

    • Mantas

      What's wrong with it? Isn't that Roboto Condensed that stock android now uses? Correct me if I'm wrong

      • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

        Sure. But Roboto Condensed EVERYWHERE? Nope. Downvote.

        • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

          Funny how people downvote my downvote, given that me not liking the font is just a dry opinion and nothing more. Roboto looked far far better.