News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014.
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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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