Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA Update for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Now Availabe

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition

Two days after the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 was released, the folks at Google are now pushing the new firmware to the HTC One M8 Google Play owners.

The HTC One M8 GPE Android 4.4.3 update is being rolled out over-the-air so you’d better start checking the notification bar for the system update message. In case the system update message hasn’t showed up, it’s also recommended to check for the update manually under Settings > About phone > System updates > Check now.

Just like any other Android software update, the Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition is being rolled out in phases which means that some of the users might not be able to download and install it right away. The ETA of the new KitKat update may vary depending on your location.

Because we are dealing with a minor software update you shouldn’t expect important changes. Besides performance boosts and bug fixes, the Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 GPE also arrives with a new Phone dialer app that received a card-based interface for the favorite contacts section and a new color scheme for the phone dialer itself.

Just like the firmware rolled out for the Nexus devices, the Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition has build number KTU84L. Users that already received the new firmware are reporting that it has a size of around 200 MB, therefore it’s recommended to download it using a stable WiFi connection to avoid unwanted data charges. As you may know, it’s also recommended to have your phone’s battery charged over 50%, because you wouldn’t want the device to power off during the update process.

Have you received the Android 4.4.3 update on your HTC One M8 Google Play Edition? Have you noticed any changes besides the ones we’ve mentioned above? Please let us know in comments.

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  • Arne Hermansen

    nothing in norway yet. :( not to my htc m8 or my Nexus 5 and 7 :(

    • Arne Hermansen

      Yes, now my Nexus 5 and 7 has got the 4.4.3 …….. :)

      • Jan Printz

        Hey Arne i have an HTC One m8 GPE too , but i dont get the update on 4.4.3 for My Google play Edition . had you got the 4.4.3 update ?

        Best wishes Jan from Germany

        • Arne Hermansen

          Not for my HTC M8, but i will soon i tink :). But i want 4.5 or 5 :)

          • Jan Printz

            Oh okay i think iam the only one with a HTC one m8 Google play edition in Europe :P i hope that t too , but without bugs pls xD

  • Mark Pelshak

    I just did the update and two things I noticed off bat is that I cannot hold down the power button to turn off the phone. The screen gets darker but that is it, it will not power down. Also the volume rocker does not show you the volume status. You will just see the vibration indication at the top to let you know you have gone into vibrate mode. I guess you will have to estimate from there if you want to increase the volume. Oh one other thing….I noticed a lot of the screens would have these lines either on the bottom or top or even some of the status icons. I would have to press the power button once and then again to get them to go away. Those are just the things I have noticed thus far. At this rate (since I just installed update) I am sure I will find many more. Wish I could go back to earlier version :(

  • Zixal Bek

    I just installed the update and haven’t got the issues Mark is describing. Power button and volume work as normal, in fact even the dialler app is exactly as it used to be. If I hadn’t got a confirmation message to say I’d been updated I’d be concerned I hadn’t updated at all! Haha

  • chi

    Updated my M8 GPE to 4.4.3 and now I can’t turn on my WiFi. Anyone else having this problem? Also noticing that it is more laggy compared to 4.4.2. Not nearly as smooth.

    • Travis Pitts

      Same exact issues here! Also am unable to setup a portable hotspot either. The lagginess seems to happen when you restart the phone and clears up after a minute?

  • Manuel A. Elias

    I got it this AM. full downloaded but didn’t run bc had to recharge my batt. … then It wasn’t there … does anyone had the same issue?