Yesterday, we told you that both the Indian and the T-Mobile variants of the HTC One M8 are getting updated to Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Now we hear that the HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update will be rolled out at Verizon sometime mid-September.
The information was revealed via Twitter, by HTC’s US president Jason Mackenzie. Even though he didn’t reveal the exact date when the OTA update will be rolled out, he did mention that it will be sometime mid-September.
Because the One M8 runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box, all the KitKat specific goodies such as immersive mode, full screen album art in the lock screen, transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, new Location menu, cloud printing, or color emoji support come pre-installed on the device. The Android 4.4.3 update arrives to fix bugs, to improve security (it also includes some 4.4.4 security fixes), and to bring a couple of Sense 6 optimizations.
The Verizon HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update was supposed to roll out earlier this month, but, according to Mackenzie, Verizon encountered some GPS issues. As you may know, once the new firmware is ready for your device, you should be able to see a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, you can check for the OTA update manually under Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for software updates.
I remind you that soon after the Android L announcement, HTC was one of the first OEMs to announce the will be bringing the new software to their One M7 and One M8 terminals. The Taiwan-based phone maker has promised the Android L update will be made available for the two aforementioned devices within 90 days after Google releases the final code. Are there any Verizon One M8 owners among you? Are you guys eager to get 4.4.3 on your smartphones?