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Well, that didn't take long. After getting word yesterday that the update was ready, Ma Bell has started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the HTC One Mini. Along with 4.4.2, the update includes HTC Sense 5.5 with all the OEM-specific tweaks you'd expect.

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The new version carries version number 3.10.502.3 and clocks in at 658MB. You'll need to download over WiFi, but here's what you can expect to find.

  • Improved user interface with Android (4.4 KitKat): The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, enhanced bluetooth and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Caller ID: Whenever a call is received from a phone number not in saved in contacts, the phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.  
  • HTC BlinkFeed™ app: The new menu gives quicker access to switch content sources and search for custom topics and includes more news sources.
  • New copy and paste options: Copy and paste allows users to share or Google highlighted information.
  • New e-mail user interface: E-mail look and feel similar to Gmail and allows in-line editing.
  • Camera app from lock screen: Click on the camera app icon on the lock screen for quick access to the camera app.
  • Control music from the lock screen: Jump to specific past songs or videos from lock screen.
  • Immersive viewing: Immersive mode enables full screen viewing of books, videos, and games.
  • New clock interface: The clock now has an enhanced analog user interface.

The update will be pushed automatically over the next few days, but users can also manually check for updates. It might not be Sense 6.0, but being on the latest version of Android is a nice thing.

[AT&T Support, AT&T Blog]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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