AT&T and Verizon now updating the HTC One M8 for Windows to WP 8.1 GDR2

AT&T and Verizon now updating the HTC One M8 for Windows to WP 8.1 GDR2
It looks like both Verizon and AT&T recently started updating their respective versions of the HTC One M8 for Windows to WP 8.1 Update 2, also known as WP 8.1 GDR2. At the moment, this is the latest Windows Phone version, and probably the last update for Windows Phone 8.1 now that Microsoft is gearing up to launch Windows 10 Mobile.

Verizon started updating its version of the handset a few days ago, and AT&T followed suit today, but the updates will roll out gradually, so don't worry if your handset is still running an older OS version.

In case you're wondering, GDR2 comes with a few notable updates compared to its predecessor, such as native support for MKV video files, a new searchable Settings screen, app permission toggles, support for external Bluetooth keyboards, the ability to pin individual settings to the home screen, as well as a feature that protects the device against unauthorized resets.

At the moment, the HTC One M8 for Windows is the most powerful WP smartphone around. Basically unchanged compared to the Android version, the Windows Phone version of the One M8 comes with a 5-inch display running a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD-expandable integrated storage space, and a 2600mAh battery. Learn more about the handset by heading on to our full HTC One M8 for Windows review.

Back in August 2014 when HTC launched the One M8 for Windows, the company announced that it will continue to update the smartphone for two years following its launch. With Windows 10 Mobile rumored to launch in September, reason dictates that the One M8 for Windows is set to receive an update to the next mobile OS from Microsoft as well.


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9 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Any time T-Mo, any time. Hopefully soon, I really want this update!

2. HASHTAG unregistered

I honestly think a two-year period is too low for guaranteed update support.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's better than nothing. My last phone got support from T-Mo for lies than a year

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

*less, sorry.

5. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

At least is getting fast updates, unlike the Lumia Icon or Samsung Ativ series, but I agree 2 year is too little, especially with those high profit margins.

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

the ativ se is dead i have it and even with the official update 1 not the DP update it still randomly freezes and restarts. I want to roll it back to just plain 8.1 so bad

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

This is why MS want's to control all updates, because carriers always f**king up! They are sometimes very delayed or integrating bloatware!

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

So tempted to pick one of these up.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's a really good phone. I really enjoy mine.

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