The AT&T HTC One Mini is expected to get the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 over the air (OTA) by the end of the week.
While the newly-launched HTC One M8 has drawn most of the attention in the mobile world, the HTC One Mini is in for a treat as well. Owners of the smaller version of last year's flagship are in for some good news, as the AT&T HTC One Mini has received certification for Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5.
HTC set up a web page back in January to reveal the upgrade process of several handsets on various carriers. At the time, the AT&T HTC One Mini was still in the integration phase, meaning that HTC and carriers were still testing out the upgrades to see how Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5 worked with the carriers' own custom apps and services. The OTA was expected to roll out by February, but that obviously did not happen. Nevertheless, the status has now changed from 'integration' to 'certification.'
The roll out date for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 update for the AT&T HTC One Mini now seems to have been delayed by a full month, but the upgrade is now on its way and should start rolling out very soon.
HTC product Manager Mo Versi posted the good news on Twitter on Wednesday, March 26, touting that the upgrade has finally passed the certification stage.
"AT&T HTC One Mini Owners - We have received technical approval for Sense 5.5 + OS 4.4.2! OTA expected end of week. Thanks!" he tweeted, without offering an exact rollout date.
Keep in mind, however, that OTA updates usually take a while to reach all devices. This means that even if the rollout starts by the end of the week, it may take another few days for all HTC One Mini owners on AT&T to get the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the HTC Sense 5.5 UI.
It's also worth pointing out that this will be a major software update and it is recommended to back up all your data before upgrading. Once the update becomes available, AT&T HTC One Mini owners will be able to enjoy all the perks and neat features of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.