Unlocked international HTC One (M8) to get Android 4.4.3 this week; last update before Android L

Unlocked international HTC One (M8) to get Android 4.4.3 this week; last update before Android L
A tweet from HTC's Vice President of Management, Mo Versi, reveals that the unlocked international HTC One (M8), is scheduled to receive Android 4.4.3 later this week. Sprint customers have already received this update. Considering that the Google Play edition of the HTC One (M8) has already been updated to Android 4.4.4, you might wonder why the update that the HTC executive tweeted about isn't also Android 4.4.4. As it turns out, the manufacturer has a good answer.

HTC has been able to shoe horn the entire Android 4.4.4 update into Android 4.4.3. That means that versions of the flagship phone receiving Android 4.4.3 will then go straight to Android L. With the international update rolling out, it won't be terribly long before AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon customers receive the same update. Don't forget that HTC has promised to roll out Android L to HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) owners, no later than 90 days after it receives the final update from Google.

So to recap, the Google Play edition of the HTC One (M8) has received Android 4.4.4. Sprint customers have received a version of Android 4.4.3 that combines both Android 4.4.3 and Android 4.4.4. That update is being pushed out this week to unlocked international versions of the phone, and will soon go out to AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon branded HTC One (M8) handsets. From there, Android L will be next. Better study up. There will be a pop quiz on this stuff later this month.

Unlocked, international version of the HTC One (M8) will receive Android 4.4.3 later this week

Unlocked, international version of the HTC One (M8) will receive Android 4.4.3 later this week


source: @moversi via AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Good job HTC... Now what about the other budget phones???

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Htc has been doing a terrific job of handling flagships since Htc One. All they need is to remove their damn head from their butt and swallow the fact about their ultrapixel crap. They are just not in a condition to take a risk on an "innovation" which clearly states inferior on paper (16mp>4mp).

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

With the rumour of the M8 Prime and its camera, i seriously doubt htc will ever want to talk about their 4mp again when it comes to next year haha.

3. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That will make 3-4 ppl, very happy. And of course all the iboys from the tech sites forums, that pretend to be M8 owners. LOL

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Actual M8 owner here. Problem?

5. Sid91 unregistered

I Have a htc m8 dual sim europe unlocked version, does the update also include it ??

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I believe you because you are not here for bashing Samsung. Here are may be few more like you that have M8 with full price(that's the article about)

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

just stfu u sammy fanboy...just enjoy your plastic bandaid while we enjoy our M8..did one of the HTC phone molested you during your childhood?lol

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

@PapaSmurf Here you have one of the fake M8 "owners" I'm talking about(amats69)

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I don't understand all the hate for HTC. The camera is not the best but does the job and it very good in low light. If they put in an 8 mp camera they would hit the sweet spot. But that is hard with 2 micron pixels

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL fake owner of M8? oh just ask Papasmurf about that.haha

14. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Hey POPi? If Samesung is so awesome why are you posting on an HTC article? Jealous of a phone with superior design?

6. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Can't wait to get the android version on my M8. Best android device available right now.

15. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

My Sprint M8 got the 4.4.3 update today.

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