HTC appear to be ramping up their efforts to keep their flagship devices up to date, and having told the world that the HTC One would receive an update to Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days, it looks as if things have moved to the next stage.
Well, almost. In a tweet concerning the HTC One Google Play Edition, HTC has announced that the KitKat update has been delivered to Google, and will no doubt soon be pushed out as an update over the air.
Good news, we've delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 15, 2013
This doesn’t mean much for HTC One (non-GPE users), but it does suggest that the update might not be too far away, and the initial 90 day timeframe might be quite realistic. One has to expect that updating the GPE handsets hasn’t been a difficult task (given they’re 99% AOSP code without modification), and equally, updating Sense 5 to work on KitKat might take a bit more effort.
KitKat by February 2014? Looks pretty likely I’d say.