We told you a couple of days ago that the HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update is being rolled out for the ATT variant of the device. After the many of the users who updated their smartphones to the new firmware version started to report severe battery drains, ATT decided to halt the Android 4.4.3 roll out.
Even though many users were expecting HTC to bring the Android 4.4.4 update to the HTC One M8, the Taiwanese phone maker patched all the security fixes of 4.4.4 into their new Android 4.4.3 update. Besides the 4.4.4-specific security fixes, the new update also arrived with improvements for Bluetooth, cellular connectivity, and WiFi.
The now delayed HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update also arrived with upgrades for the Camera and Gallery apps, while adding Power History in Settings. It also brought enhancements for HTC’s Sync Manager and minor changes for Quick Settings, Motion Launch, and Boom Sound.
As you may know, Sprint and T-Mobile already rolled out the HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update, and, fortunately, they users haven’t complained about issues of any kind. On the other hand Verizon is expected to bring the new update to their users sometime mid-September, with added features like Extreme Power Saving which promises up to 8 hours for each 1% of battery discharge.
Getting back to the ATT HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update, the carrier failed to reveal how long it will take until the roll out will be resumed. Hopefully, the battery drain bug will be fixed soon and the update will be back on track in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, ATT didn’t mention anything about their plans to help the One M8 users who already updated to 4.4.3 and experiencing battery drain.
Anyway, if for some reason you get the notification to update to Android 4.4.3 don’t do it until further notice. Are there any unlucky One M8 owners who updated to 4.4.3 reading this? Are you folks experiencing battery drain? Please let your fellow M8 owners know in the comments section below.