The update to Android 4.4.3, for the HTC One M8, has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia now, with Optus the first to push the update to their customers.
The update includes performance optimisation updates for WiFi, Bluetooth and Radios, as well as application updates to Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync Manager according to the screenshot of the update kindly supplied by Michael:
The update also includes Security Fixes. These security fixes are actually the ones from Android 4.4.4, as advised by VP, Product Management for HTC US, @moversi on Twitter:
@swalker20659 @JasonMacHTC We've incorporated the security fixes on 4.4.4 onto the 4.4.3 update. Our next update will be the L release on M7
— Mo Versi (@moversi) July 15, 2014
The HTC One M8, won’t actually see Android 4.4.4, but will see Android L once it’s released.
So, Optus has begun pushing the update out now, where do Vodafone and Telstra lie? Telstra advised in their latest software update post on the Telstra Crowd Support forum that they were scheduling the update to be pushed out, expecting it to begin on the 15th of August. Vodafone, in their software status update released yesterday, advised they are still testing the update, but plans change quickly in this business.
To see if the update is available, simply go to Settings > About Phone > Check for Update. If your phone is set to receive the OTA, you’ll get a prompt to download, then install it. The 663.39MB file is fairly large, but should be covered by your carrier as a free update, if you’re at all worried though, make sure you connect to Wifi before updating – and make sure your battery is fully charged.
We love to hear about updates – thanks Michael – so let us know when you see an update for your phone, and send us a screenshot with as much info as you can to share the good news.