AT&T Cancels HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 Update

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It seems like the AT&T has cancelled the update for the HTC One M8 a short while after pushing it live. As most of you already know, the Android 4.4.3 update hit a couple of devices in the last few days. However, some users complained about an outcry of battery drain concerns, fact that has convinced AT&T to stop the update for further review.

I know that most users out there expected to see the Android 4.4.4 update for their HTC One M8 devices, HTC decided to take some security measures and fixes and to release the Android 4.4.3 update instead. Besides the regular Android fixes, the manufacturer also included some extra optimizations for Bluetooth, cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi.

In the same time, the delayed update contains a couple of other app updates for the Camera feature and the Gallery Apps, the Power history inclusion to the Settings menu, improvements to the HTC Sync Manager. In addition, it is worth mentioning some other tweaks includes such as the BoomSound, Motion launch and Quick Settings.

The same update has already been delivered out on Sprint, T-Mobile as well as many other European owners of the well-know HTC One M8. On the other hand, Verizon users are in the same place as the AT&T users. They need to wait a little bit more to see an update on their devices.

Alternatively, the Verizon update is expected to reveal the HTC’s take on extreme power saving, which promises to deliver up to 8 hours for each 1% of battery discharge. This is more than great, especially for those users who are using their devices excessively.

Regarding the canceled update, AT&T has not mentioned how long it will take to get the Android 4.4.3 update pushed once again on people’s devices. However, I am sure that this battery drain bug will soon be fixed, and users will not have to wait for the next major Android update to see some changes. The bad part of this whole battery problem is the fact that the carrier did not mention its plans to help the users that have encountered this problem.

Let us hope that something will be done pretty quickly, so the rest of the users out there will be able to enjoy the brand new tweaks and improvements on their HTC One M8 along with the Android 4.4.3 update.

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Serban Andreea

My name is Andreea, and I have been writing about technology and the world of gadgets for over two years. Currently, I freelance from my home and I enjoy writing about the latest smart devices on the market. Technology was not always my thing, but once I have discovered all those amazing things I can do with my smartphone, I must confess I have become a tech geek. I will keep you updated with the latest news.