Verizon promised subscribers that they would be bringing the latest Android 4.4.3 update to the HTC One (M8) sometime mid August. Well they made an announcement on Twitter through their VP for Product Management, Mo Versi, that they are bringing the update, but not to their current flagship yet, but for the older HTC One (M7).
At first, people were wondering if he made a mistake in saying that it was the One (M7), since the newer model usually gets the update first. But he replied to one irate One (M8) user who was expecting his smartphone to be updated first, saying that 4.4.3 will be rolled out to to HTC’s flagship device by next week. It’s been known to happen that older versions get updated first, and maybe they’ve run into some problems with the newer one, so Verizon subscribers with the One (M8) have to be patient a little longer.
The Android update brings the all-important Extreme Power Saving Mode that will enable your almost-drained device to last a little longer (if you still don’t have a power bank by now). There aren’t any groundbreaking new features to 4.4.3 but it has also optimized the Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync manager apps and plugged some security holes. Also, the last time Verizon updated the 2013 flagship was back in May, so it’s due for an upgrade of sorts.
T-Mobile users with the HTC One (M8) were lucky enough to be the first to receive the Android 4.4.3 update last month. At that time, Verizon said they needed to “re-spin” the update and it looks like they’re still trying to figure that one out, but hopefully, users don’t have to wait that long.