A few days back HTC’s VP of product management who goes by the @moversi handle on Twitter confirmed that the company was eyeing a release late next week for the Android 4.4.3 update for unlocked HTC One M8. The company has previously rolled out the same update for HTC One M7 which is last year’s flagship. The update has been released right on schedule, it is rolling out now for unlocked and developer edition units of HTC’s 2014 flagship.
You might wonder why its only getting an update to Android 4.4.3 while many of the other flagships have already been updated to Android 4.4.4? @moversi has an explanation. HTC has incorporated security fixes from version 4.4.4 into version 4.4.3 so technically there’s no need to change the moniker. Android 4.4.4 isn’t a major update by any means and it primarily brings security fixes anyway.
The unlocked and developer edition units of HTC One M8 join Sprint’s version of this device which has already received said update last week. Sprint’s update also brought the carrier’s Wi-Fi calling feature to the device.
The Android 4.4.3 update for these units is shipping right now in the U.S. It is likely that the company is rolling it out in stages so it might not be available across the whole country at once. However it shouldn’t take more than a couple of days for the roll out to be completed.