The Google Play Edition of both HTC One M7 and One M8 are now receiving the official Android 4.4.4 KitKat OTA Update. Expect the new firmware release to arrive any time now.
With Android 4.4.4 KitKat OTA Update your Google Play Edition HTC One smartphone will receive security fixes, tweaks and other improvements that should offers you better stability and fixed battery life. This update comes only a few weeks after the official 4.4.3 KitKat firmware build was pushed and starting today you should keep an eye on your phone’s notification panel to be one of the first to install all these new files.
In the Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Changelog for Google Play Editions of HTC One M7 and One M8 are listed the following changes: CTS tets for OpenSSL’s early CCS issue, fixed a concurrency bug in OpenSSLHeartbleedTest, CTS test for Heartbleed Vulnerability in SSLSocket, Block access to java.lang.Object.getClass in injected Java objects.
If the official update notification doesn’t arrive today, then you shouldn’t panic as it is rolled out in phases. You can also choose to check automatically for new KitKat 4.4.4 update files by going to Settings> About Phone> System Updates and press the ‘Check Now’ button.
The update can be installed only by confirming the download and the phone will take care of the rest.
The standard HTC One M7 and M8 models are also waiting on the official Android 4.4.4 KitKat OTA Update to be rolled out for your device and this, according to some reports, might happen later this month or in August.
With this new update installed on your GPE One M7 or One M8 you might not see any major visual changes, but it is always better to run the latest firmware than using an older version with security flaws.
So, if you have a Google Play Edition of the HTC One M7 or the One M8 model you should expect the new update files to arrive starting today, check your device every now and then to see if the official OTA update notification is available for download. You can use your mobile data to download the files as the new Android 4.4.4 KitKat measures somewhere around 20MB in size.