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Verizon to update the HTC One M8 to Android 4.4.3 Sept 10th

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 09, 2014.

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The Verizon One M8
The Verizon One M8

The HTC One M8 has been getting the bump to Android 4.4.3 over the last month, with handset variants all over the world receiving the update. In The US AT&T, T-Mobile , and Sprint have sorted out their updates, but in typical fashion Verizon is running late to the party. Big Red inexplicably delayed the roll out last month, but has now at least confirmed that Android 4.4.3 will arrive on its HTC One M8 variant on September 10th (tomorrow).

Verizon has not gone into specifics, but we suspect it is more or less the same core update we have seen from other carriers. The update will be available over the air from tomorrow and (as confirmed by Verizon) will give HTC's metal clad flagship a boost in battery life. As with other carrier versions, this may not carry the Android 4.4.4 proper name, but it will have most (read all) of the features and updates in that new build.

The bump from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 includes:

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 made its own software enhancements, but Verizon has yet to release a specific changelog for its One M8 variant.

source: Android and Me

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