Android 4.4 Kit Kat was announced last year along with the Nexus 5, but manufacturers have been taking quite some time to update their flagships with the latest dessert-themed Android version. HTC has promised previously that they will update the One Max before the end of March, and seems to be now keeping up to their promise. They have begun the rollout of the Android 4.4 update to all users of the international version of the HTC One Max. Us Malaysians will be happy to know that we are one of the first ( if not the first) in the world to receive the update. We can confirm that our own HTC One Max unit has received the Android 4.4 update. American folks who have a carrier specific version of the One Max, you’ll have to wait for your carrier to push the update ( if they do). HTC has not provided a full changelog for the Android 4.4 KitKat update, but you can expect all the new features of Android 4.4 KitKat on your One Max. Malaysia is still a strong market for HTC, and explains why the update was pushed here first.
Amongst the changelog, you can expect the new black and white system-wide status bar. The battery icon has also changed from green to white. This overall UI change fits the general metallic colour of the One Max.
HTC has also included Cloud Printing and built-in support for the HTC Mini+ accessory. Aside from that you can expect software and bug fixes, and a boost to battery and RAM Management. On our first day of use, we noticed an improvement to the already monstrous battery life of the One Max. Kudos to HTC in providing a swift Android 4.4 rollout to international users, who can now enjoy what Android 4.4 has to offer. The size of the Android 4.4 update is about 338MB, and it shouldn’t take too long to download and install. Start refreshing your Software Update page!