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Android 4.4.4 pushing out to the Google Play edition HTC M8 [Update: M7, too!]

Update: We've heard reports that the update is also starting to push to the HTC One M7 as well. Double your pleasure, double your fun!

HTC is now pushing out the Android 4.4.4 update to the Google Play edition HTC One M8. The update is listed as improving performance, security and stability, as well as fixing a few bugs. As with the Nexus devices that received the update, don't expect to see much difference in user-facing areas — this is a behind-the-scenes fix.

The update comes just days after the popular HTC hacker/developer llabtoofer told us to expect it sometime in July.

If you have an HTC One M8 Google Play edition, it's time to start checking for that update.

Thanks, @JoshuaWorth

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

32 Comments
  • That was quick. Posted via Android Central App
  • I've got it for my S4 GPE as well-- I'm not sure if that's news or not, didn't see anything obvious on the 4.4.4 tag.
  • Strange, I got this update last week on my M8 GPE. Posted via Android Central App
  • Me as well.
  • I had sent a message a few days back that the update had been pushed to my HTC One (m8) GPe. But i guess they didnt read it.
  • Yeah I don't know if they read the tips or not. I sent a tip to AC about my Sprint Tab 3 updating to Kit Kat last week and haven't seen any news on that yet. :/ Posted via HTC One on Sprint
  • I wonder how many gpe devices they have actually sold. Most have been sold out for awhile now. I'd actually like aG Pad since it's basically a Nexus 8 but I'm not sure they'll ever get more at this point.
  • I bought a M7 when they first came out last year. While expensive ($600) it was the best pure google phone at the time (Nexus 5 was still about 6 months out) with 1080p, 32gb, and LTE, and the super fast snapdragon 600. I've been impressed with the update speed. Typically 1-2 weeks behind the Nexus line. That being said...I'll be the first inline to get a Nexus 6 in the fall (and yeah... I'm confident it will happen). Anyone else thinking the MotoX+1 will be the new Nexus? Posted via Android Central App
  • I don't know why people keep calling them expensive. I paid over $600 bitd for my Nokia N900 and $570 for my Nexus S. And over $600 for my One X. The only phones I've gotten for less than $500 are Nexus devices and phones over a year old or used. Posted via SAMSUNG I9505G
  • Nothing yet on my Sprint M7. Posted via Android Central App
  • Well the article didn't mention the Sprint m7, so no surprise there.. Posted via HTC One on Sprint
  • Uh, yes, it did mention the M7. Read again. Posted via Android Central App
  • And I quote, " Update: We've heard reports that the update is also starting to push to the HTC One M7 as well. Double your pleasure, double your fun!" Posted via Android Central App
  • You do realize this is talking about the gpe versions and nowhere in the post did it mention the sense carrier branded versions, right? Posted via Android Central App
  • The article only specifies the gpe for the M8, not the M7. That is what I have been trying to find out. Posted via Android Central App
  • It's the M7 GPE. If it was a carrier version, they would've said so. Posted via Android Central App
  • They meant gpe for the m7 too, man. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ok, if that's what was meant in the article. Thanks. Posted via Android Central App
  • The Android 4.4.4 link in this article takes me to the Google home page. Posted via Android Central App
  • My M7 got updated this afternoon. Now if only we got a -L preview ;) Posted via Android Central App
  • Still waiting here Posted via Android Central App
  • Is yours a Google play edition M7, Sprint, or what carrier? Posted via Android Central App
  • Will the moto g get 4.4.4? Posted via Android Central App
  • Already did well the GPe edition did Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5
  • US retail version did too. Posted from my Motorola Moto G
  • Hey Jerry, all M7's, or just the Google play addition M7's. You did not specify in your article. Hopefully it is for all M7's and will fix the signal strength bars issue. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think thats with all M7s. It's the metal construction. If retail M7s have more bars its an aesthetic choice, dbm should be the same on both Posted via SAMSUNG I9505G
  • That's not the reason. The drop in the signal strength bars is a result of the last OS update. Before then, it was fine. Posted via Android Central App
  • I might get a HTC as my next phone just because they're so fast with the updates. Posted via Android Central App
  • I wonder when those of us who purchased the unlocked M8 directly from HTC will get the update? Call me crazy, but, now that it's been released, shouldn't HTC be pushing it to us relatively quickly given we have no carrier to get it from? Posted via Android Central App
  • Just got it on my LG pad8.3 Google play ed...
  • I've already rooted my phone. It will have to wait. Posted via Android Central App