03-16-2014 09:22 PM
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  1. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    Droid DNA Android 4.4 KitKat Update Isn't Coming Anytime Soon

    Something tells me it will be on time... or just "Surprise" its here
    01-16-2014 12:00 PM
  2. masc69's Avatar
    Honestly, as much as I want KitKat, I'm fine where I'm at. The latest update has improved my DNA's responsiveness and has increased battery life significantly. I can wait for the update (if it ever does show up).

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using AC Forums mobile app
    01-16-2014 03:12 PM
  3. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    As long as SENSE 5.5 is moving further in the direction its going and doesn't fall back... :P When i first got my DNA, i forgot it was HTC and was dreading having to have SENSE, and 2 days later 5.0 came out and i fell in love again
    01-16-2014 03:19 PM
  4. stkorn97's Avatar
    Yeah, Im not overly worried about 4.4. I got 4.2 and Sense 5. That was the more major step in versions. 4.4 and Sense 5.5 are nothing more than more tweaks to an already great OS. If it shows up soon, great, if not, I will continue to enjoy what I have, and thats a great phone.
    mightyfacundo, D_Norm_A and masc69 like this.
    01-16-2014 03:37 PM
  5. Cyates1017's Avatar
    I'd like to see it sooner rather than later. But if it's not gonna change much I guess it doesn't matter. If it bumps up the battery life I'd be real happy though. Not getting much out of a charge right now.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-16-2014 05:55 PM
  6. wernd's Avatar
    I'd welcome it since the last update added lag to my stock messenger app. Plus with 4.4 Wallet doesn't need the secure element so VZW shouldn't be able to block tap to pay anymore.
    01-16-2014 07:54 PM
  7. stkorn97's Avatar
    I'd welcome it since the last update added lag to my stock messenger app. Plus with 4.4 Wallet doesn't need the secure element so VZW shouldn't be able to block tap to pay anymore.
    Well if thats the main issue you have, use a 3rd party app. First thing I replace on every phone I get is my messenger app. Stockers have always been awful all around. The lack of customization really bothers me.
    01-17-2014 01:44 AM
  8. wernd's Avatar
    Well if thats the main issue you have, use a 3rd party app. First thing I replace on every phone I get is my messenger app. Stockers have always been awful all around. The lack of customization really bothers me.
    Recommendations? and why those?
    01-17-2014 10:58 PM
  9. stkorn97's Avatar
    Recommendations? and why those?
    For me personally, I use Handcent, I have also tried Go SMS but wasnt a huge fan of its customization. Handcent more or less does what the stock app does, but pretty much every aspect of it can be changed to your liking from colors to what the messages look like, background of message lists etc... Worth a try if stock one is giving you issues. Both the ones I mentioned work roughly the same, just prefer Handcent's customization more.

    I know some people use Hangouts to kinda combine their texts and messaging via google+ and such but I liked having those separate.

    Just give them a try, see if you like any of them and see if they work out for you. Some others could have some suggestions also that I havent used, but Im just going by what Ive tried/use.
    01-17-2014 11:50 PM
  10. wernd's Avatar
    Thanks for the ideas. I tried Talk but MMS would always fail so I gave up on that. I'll give the others a try
    01-18-2014 09:48 AM
  11. popartist's Avatar
    I was just looking at HTC's Software Update page and it looks like the update has gone to Verizon for certification, so it should be out soon!

    HTC Software Updates | HTC United States
    01-23-2014 11:50 PM
  12. Rizz1-2's Avatar
    I am pretty surprised, to be honest I was not expecting to get 4.4. I am very happy with 4.2 and sense 5 now so really this is just like a bonus to me.
    01-24-2014 07:20 AM
  13. Tersanyus's Avatar
    I was a bit shocked to see the DNA move from "Integration" to "certification" yesterday as well. I'd only looked at the chart as news yesterday indicated that the carrier versions of the One moved to "certification". I have a One on AT&T so I've been keeping up with the 4.4 news for the One, knowing that the DNA was in that mix too.

    I guess unlike a lot of folks on this thread I am really looking forward to 4.4 on the DNA (and the One). My DNA is a bit beat up, bought used after selling my new one after a few months, but I am glad to have gotten another one after it was updated to 4.2.2 with Sense 5.

    If the DNA really is in "certification" that could mean 4.4 is coming a lot sooner then end of March (end of Q1)

    I've never liked being behind on OS updates. (My main phone is an iPhone 5S).
    01-24-2014 10:20 AM
  14. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    01-24-2014 12:25 PM
  15. jobjohnny's Avatar
    01-28-2014 12:39 PM
  16. Tersanyus's Avatar
    Guess the folks at the link below hadn't seen that Twitter post from Jan 25

    Verizon begins HTC Droid DNA Android 4.4 certification testing | HTC Source
    01-30-2014 10:15 AM
  17. paulmike3's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up, folks. The DNA was listed as being in "certification" for the past week or so, but has been downgraded back to "integration". Good thing HTC is following their cute infographic so well. Nowhere does it show the possibility of going backwards to "integration".

    Source.

    Android 4.4 KitKat Update Status for other HTC Smartphones

    Verizon Droid DNA by HTC - Integration
    Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 601 - Integration
    01-30-2014 01:29 PM
  18. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up, folks. The DNA was listed as being in "certification" for the past week or so, but has been downgraded back to "integration". Good thing HTC is following their cute infographic so well. Nowhere does it show the possibility of going backwards to "integration". Pathetic.

    Source.
    Don't be such a pessimist! After all, didn't they follow through with the ICS update for our Thunderbolts........ after about a year?

    I'm with you. I'll be happy if/when we get it, but I'm not gonna sit around worrying about it. By the way, I thought I read that the One also went back to integration, so at least the DNA isn't alone!
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    01-30-2014 03:45 PM
  19. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up, folks. The DNA was listed as being in "certification" for the past week or so, but has been downgraded back to "integration". Good thing HTC is following their cute infographic so well. Nowhere does it show the possibility of going backwards to "integration".
    This is just those few people who THINK they know more about cell phones and Building out Updates then the people who's job it is to make it work correctly and implement it...
    Oh Well, It will come soon enough
    02-02-2014 02:40 AM
  20. jerrykur's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up, folks. The DNA was listed as being in "certification" for the past week or so, but has been downgraded back to "integration". Good thing HTC is following their cute infographic so well. Nowhere does it show the possibility of going backwards to "integration".

    Source.
    If it failed an integration test they have to send it back for a fix. The alternative is to have a phone with a potential killer bug. I think I would rather wait.

    And all customer facing schedules show the "happy" path. There is always a possibility of going backwards.
    02-05-2014 07:51 PM
  21. paulmike3's Avatar
    And all customer facing schedules show the "happy" path. There is always a possibility of going backwards.
    Yes, but there are paths built into certification to correct those problems uncovered during the process. If you have a problem with your steak at a restaurant, they send it back to the kitchen, not back to the farm where the cow was raised.

    I also independently verified that the site should never have listed the DNA in "Certification". That was an error and it was corrected. It is currently in "Integration" and has not moved past that yet.
    02-06-2014 02:56 PM
  22. edgesalon's Avatar
    Well today HTC One started getting the update, hopefully we will see ours soon. love this phone I can upgrade but do not want to :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-06-2014 08:35 PM
  23. enik's Avatar
    I wonder if the DNA will make it into the 2 year upgrade cycle HTC is promising

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    02-22-2014 08:36 AM
  24. sierrajinx9's Avatar
    I wonder if the DNA will make it into the 2 year upgrade cycle HTC is promising

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    ???
    02-23-2014 07:04 PM
  25. KSDroid01's Avatar
    I wonder if the DNA will make it into the 2 year upgrade cycle HTC is promising

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
    Pretty sure that HTC said this only applies to phones sold after the announcement.

    Posted via my Honestly TerrifiC One
    02-28-2014 06:16 PM
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