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HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3 (with 4.4.4 fixes) on T-Mobile

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014.

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The HTC One M8 is getting 4.4.3
The HTC One M8 is getting 4.4.3

T-Mobile has today started rolling out Android 4.4.3 to customers on its network using the HTC One M8 smartphone from HTC. On top of getting the full new Android experience users of HTC's flagship handset will also get a bunch of new features and functionality from the Taiwanese company. The patch is arriving as build 2.22.531.5.

This is a chunkier Android roll out than most, with the file weighing in at 600MB. That means you will need to have plenty of battery life (50% or over), while we would recommend a solid Wi-Fi connection, or data if you have an unlimited plan.

Android 4.4.3 is the latest major update to Google's KitKat operating system, but it has since been followed by Android 4.4.4. The latest 4.4.4 patch is actually just a small update to fix issues with bugs and security found in the 4.4.3 patch, but HTC and T-Mobile are actually rolling those 4.4.4 security fixes within this 4.4.3 update. That means you will be getting the latest two versions of Android in one update.

The changelog for KitKat 4.4.3 is pretty extensive next to the 4.4.2 patch, such as: Frequent data connection dropout fix

mm-qcamera-daemon crash and optimization fixes

Camera focus in regular and HDR modes fixes

Power Manager display wakelock fix

Multiple Bluetooth fixes

Fix for a random reboot

App shortcuts sometimes got removed from launcher after update

USB debugging security fix

App shortcuts security fix

Wi-Fi auto-connect fix

Other camera fixes

MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes

Stuck in activation screen fix

Missed call LED fix

Subtitle fixes

Data usage graph fix

Internet telephony fix

FCC compliance fix

Miscellaneous fixes

HTC has also taken the time to make some changes of its own, with a number of the company's software. That includes improving the network and Bluetooth connectivity, while the Sense Android skin UI will also be updated. The Camera module, Gallery, Connectivity, Quick Settings, and the BoomSound speakers have also been enhanced.

The device is also receiving its 4.4.3 update across Europe and in India and is available now over the air from T-Mobile in the US. Let us know how the new update is treating your HTC One M8.

source: Talk Android

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