News by Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014.
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Earlier today T-Mobile announced it would now be rolling out Android 4.4.3 KitKat to the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. A decent turnaround from the Uncarrier and one that the country's biggest carrier Verizon was going to match, but as it the Big Red way, the update is delayed.Verizon was supposed to be unleashing 4.4.3 on the One M8 during this week, or at least roughly in time with T-Mobile, but that plan has apparently changed. According to HTC's US president Jason Mackenzie on Twitter, the update has now been pushed back to mid-September as Verizon needs to "re-spin" the update. Of course, Big Red delaying updates and generally being late to the party is nothing new, but considering HTC has had this update ready for a while is a little frustrating. As with the T-Mobile update, HTC has made sure that the Android 4.4.3 patch heading to Verizon's HTC One M8 will also get the bug and security fixes found in Android 4.4.4, but will simply retain the 4.4.3 name. The changelog for the 4.4.3 update is pretty extensive and includes. 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 updated plenty of its own offerings such as improving the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and improving its Camera and Gallery suites. It has also further enhanced the Sense Android UI. There was of course some bigger HTC One M8 and Verizon news today as the carrier will exclusively carry the One M8 flagship on the Windows Phone platform. The HTC One M8 is arguably the best device ever on Microsoft's platform and Verizon is going to roll it out later this month for $99 on a two year contract and $600 off plan. source: Android Police
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