Verizon HTC One M8 getting a power boost, updated Android OS come September

Verizon's HTC One M8 will be in for a treat come September as HTC executives have announced on Twitter that the handset will get some notable software updates. In particular, the flagship aluminum-clad phone will get a software boost to Android 4.4.3 as well as the Extreme Power Saving Mode to extend the standby time of the phone by turning off non-critical radios when not needed.

HTC Americas president Jason MacKenzie confirmed that the update will be happening "by mid-Sept." on his Twitter.

Additionally, Mo Versi from HTC also commented, saying, "...we're working on it and had to re-spin SW. It's target is early Sept. Thanks for your patience on this. It will include EPS."

Are you excited for this update to arrive on your Verizon One M8?

Source: Twitter 1, 2; via: Droid-life

 

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Verizon HTC One M8 getting a power boost, updated Android OS come September

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He thought that Before he read the article. Context clues....

What are they teaching these days???

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Well, T-Mobile started rolling theirs out today. Supposedly, it is coming out in Europe, but mostly I see complaints in the forums about how they haven't received it yet. Verizon is slow, but they aren't that far behind the curve this time.

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If you consider months to mean, T-Mobile started putting it out today, then yes, it has been on every other M8 for months. Except for all the places overseas that haven't gotten it yet.

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I really like this phone but ended up with the G3. Is the battery life bad on the M8 or is the battery on the G3 just that good

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I leave my house with a full charge around 7 in the morning and get home after 10pm with the battery at 40 percent most days.

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Battery life is better on the M8 compared to the G3 had the M8 before the G3

Brought to you buy a Gold G3

Exactly. I've had this update for a month or so, and except for manually trying it out, I've never seen EPS.
I too get two full days, with my regular use pattern.

Wow Verizon. Way to be 4 months behind all other carriers in the world.

I am sure Android L will be out within 90 days for all major carriers who sell the M8. Verizon will get it to us when the M10 launches 2 years from now.

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What a misleading article title and picture. Thought the rapid charger was coming or something...

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Oh how I love being able to root. I've had it for so long now that I forgot it wasn't supposed to be there. Lol

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Didn't 4.4.3 have a problem with it and that's why 4.4.4 came out so quickly. Why would any company still be messing around with 4.4.3

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They baked in the 4.4.4 vulnerability to 4.4.3. At least that's what some of the devs at XDA are saying.

Because they have actually included the fixes from 4.4.4, they just didn't bother changing the version number. And it was HTC that did this, which is why all M8s are getting 4.4.3, not just Verizon.

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Wow thanks for the link. I knew they hacked it up but I didn't know it was that much

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I am with a T-Mobile Poland firmware (1.57.118.2) and also don't have the extreme power Saving mode available. This sucks

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