Sep 08 AT 6:43 PM Evan Selleck 12 Comments

HTC One (M8) for Verizon getting updated to Android 4.4.3 on September 10, adds Extreme Power Saving mode


Android 4.4.3 is headed to the Verizon Wireless HTC One (M8) beginning Wednesday, September 10, according to an HTC executive. While details were light in the initial tweet that announced the incoming update, which will be sent out over the air, one big main feature is headed to HTC’s flagship handset for those wanting to sift out a bit more battery life.

HTC’s Mo Versi has confirmed the update will bring the One (M8) for Verizon up to Android 4.4.3, and with it, owners will get the standard security enhancements behind the scenes along with plenty of bug squashing and general performance improvements. However, the main takeaway from the update is the addition of the Extreme Power Saving mode, which will shut off unnecessary functions and tweak other features to extend out battery life when you need it.

The update may not be Android 4.4.4 KitKat proper, but at least the features tied within this upcoming software update share plenty of similarities to that particular version number.

If you want to check to see if the software update is available for your One (M8) beginning September 10, just head into Settings, Phone Update and then Check for Update.

Source: @moversi

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  • gorma

    thx htc for this update :)

  • cvr

    My One (not the M8) just took the update this morning

    • Greg

      My M7 was also updated this morning. Worth noting is that HTC Sense appears to have locked my Facebook account, but that was sorted out easily enough.

  • Tangent

    This means my favorite rom should be updated any day now! :-D

  • steven

    is my lg g2 on verizon be software update soon to 4.4.4 or 4.4.3 or android L

    • crazyemon3y

      Ummm, a stable version of Android L hasn’t even been released to the public. Another thing to note is that the LG G3 doesn’t even have android 4.4.4 yet. You will have to wait a little bit longer.

  • seejay614

    Just received this tweet from a VP at HTC…..Mo @moversi
    @prbarks @seejay614 There was an issue with the update that has delayed M8 OTA to tomorrow (VzW controlled). Apologize for the delay..

  • carlos

    I didn’t get shit this morning, fuck you & fuck HTC for fucking me in the ass

  • carlos

    Didn’t mean that comment, I was on crack
    Thank you HTC for the update that I never got

  • mike

    It’s Thursday,9/11/14….no 4.4.3 yet…

  • Themusicinator

    Getting update now for my VZW M8.

  • Todd

    my update just showed up this morning on my Verizon m8