News by Luke Jones on Friday August 29, 2014.
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A little late to the party maybe, but AT&T has finally announced that it is updating HTC One M8 devices on its network to Android 4.4.3. Of course, that still places the AT&T One M8 behind the actual latest and greatest version of Google's platform, Android 4.4.4, but at least the device is catching up.We have reached out to both HTC and AT&T for confirmation as to whether this patch will have the 4.4.4 changes included, but neither company has replied yet. Certainly, the T-Mobile version of Android 4.4.3 for the HTC One M8 came with the 4.4.4 updates included, so if that is the case here it makes no difference what the build number is. There are some extensive changes from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3, while any 4.4.4 changes included here are just basic bug and security fixes. The changes include: 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 changes to the camera are no doubt the most extensive from HTC, clearing up what could be a frustrating software experience. The update will be arriving over the air, or you can pull it through yourself through your One M8's Settings page. source: 9to5Google
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