Android 4.4 KitKat update lands on HTC One and One mini in the UK

There’s some good news for HTC One and One mini owners in the UK, namely that they can now upgrade their handsets to Android 4.4 KitKat.

Pocket Lint spotted the update break cover, and notes that it’s a hefty 308MB update, and it also provides some extra bits and pieces such as security tweaks, and more diverse support for Bluetooth profiles. Along with additions there’s also one subtraction, namely the removal of the Flash Player from HTC’s browser – not that this will be any great loss to most folks.

If you want to update your phone, head to the Settings, then go into About, Software Updates, and Check Now. You should be presented with the KitKat upgrade which it’s obviously advisable to download via Wi-Fi given its size.

It certainly seems to be taking a while for KitKat to spread, and it has clearly been slower on the uptake according to the stats compiled by the Android developer website.

As we reported at the start of the month, KitKat has only reached 1.4 per cent of the Android user base. At the same point in February 2013, Jelly Bean had spread to 10.2 per cent of Android devices.

We should see adoption speed up gradually, though – and of course, Google may well be about to crack the whip when it comes to tackling Android fragmentation.