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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

HTC One M8 for Verizon receives Android 4.4.3 software update


HTC One M8

Starting tomorrow, the for Verizon will start receiving the Android 4.4.3 software update. A tweet from Mo Versi sent on Monday, reveals that the long awaited update will finally start rolling out on Wednesday.

The  international model and the Sprint variant were the first to receive the Android 4.4.3 update, followed by the T-Mobile variant and most recently the AT&T model. So its about time that Verizon customers are able to enjoy the latest version of Android on HTC's flagship device.

The Android 4.4.3 update for Verizon's variant of the HTC One (M8) should be the phone's last before Android L. That is because HTC took the security updates from Android 4.4.4 and added them to the Android 4.4.3 update. Improvements will be seen for BoomSound, Quick Settings and the Motion Launcher. Other enhancements will be available for the Camera, Settings, Gallery and HTC Sync manager.

But the most exciting part of the update, something that Verizon customers with the HTC One (M8) have been waiting for, is the Extreme Power Savings Mode. This is a setting that halts all essential operations, limiting the device to making and taking calls, sending and receiving texts, and looking at emails manually. By doing this, you will be able to let each 1% of battery life last for three hours. That means you could keep your phone running for 24 hours with just 8% of battery life remaining.

The update is being rolled out OTA (over-the-air) and in stages. So you may not receive the update notification immediately. Once you do receive the OTA notification you can click on "Download Now". After the files are downloaded, choose "Install now." After the installation process is complete the smartphone will reboot. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now.

Have you received the Android 4.4.3 update on your Verizon HTC One M8 ? If so please leave us a comment below and let us know.


source - @moversi | Android Central
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