As software updates become infrequent, it's good to know if your aging hardware is still being recognized by the company that manufactured it.
HTC's executive director of product marketing, Mo Versi, announced in a tweet today that the oft-forgotten predecessor to the HTC ONE (M7) will see a software update this week.
DNA Owners! Appreciate your patience, we have technical approval for OS 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5. Expect OTA updates to start on 4/24. Thanks!— Mo (@moversi) April 22, 2014
The Droid DNA, which was sold on Verizon Wireless, will see Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 pushed out to their devices beginning April 24. The phone was one of the first to boast a 1080p display, but suffered from poor battery life and an older, skeuomorphic version of Sense UI. This update will give it a bit of a boost, though there's no word on whether it will receive Sense 6 like some of its other brethren.
At least the company is supporting it; HTC announced back in January that it would cease updates for the HTC One X and One X+. Those devices won't be upgraded past Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean or Sense 5. But it's a positive step in the right direction because it will not only help eliminate device fragmentation, but encourage those faithful HTC users to adopt a variant of the One (M8) sooner or later.