The T-Mobile branded HTC One M7 will start receiving the Android 4.4.3 update starting tomorrow according to an HTC spokesperson. As you might know already, the update has made its way to the One M8 over the past month or so with a bunch of new features on board. Customers can expect the same amount of changes with the One M7 even though it’s an year older compared to the One M8. T-Mobile will also roll out the WiFi calling feature along with this update.
The good news was given away via Twitter, which is usually the case with updates. Customers should also expect to see some changes to the core HTC apps such as BlinkFeed, Zoe, Gallery etc, but nothing too drastic. HTC has confirmed that its version of Android 4.4.3 contains the OpenSSL related fix which was issued with Android 4.4.4, so its smartphones will not need a separate update containing the fix.
Keep a look out for the update notification to pop up on your smartphone.
Source: @moversi – Twitter
Via: Android Police
Verizon’s HTC One M8 was supposed to be updated to Android 4.4.3 last month, but the rollout was delayed because of a GPS issue that HTC discovered later on. The company promised to release the update by mid-September, and it looks like it will be keeping that promise, as the 4.4.3 update is slated to roll out to Verizon’s HTC One M8 this Wednesday.
As HTC had said, the Android 4.4.3 update will be the last update for the HTC One M8 before Android L comes out (unless Google rolls out another serious update to KitKat before that). 4.4.3 will bring numerous bug and security fixes, and it will also introduce the Extreme Power Saving Mode feature to Verizon’s variant, a feature that has been available on other carrier variants since April. Also, the update includes improvements to BoomSound, Quick Settings, and the Motion Launcher gestures, along with optimization for the Camera, Gallery and Settings apps.
AT&T has begun the rollout of Android 4.4.3 for its version of the HTC One M8. This comes after T-Mobile and Sprint started rolling out the update to the device a few weeks ago. AT&T is also expected to be rolling out the Sense 6 update for the One Mini later this week, so the carrier has clearly been quite busy over the past few days.
The update will introduce all the customary changes that we expect from Android 4.4.3, including the Open SSL fix which required a separate Android 4.4.4 update for Nexus and other stock Android devices. This means that Android 4.4.3 will probably be the last version of KitKat to hit the One M8 before Android L is commercially released later this year.
HTC also has some changes of its own with the update which includes improvements to the BoomSound speakers, Extreme Power Saving Mode, Quick Settings as well as Motion Launch. Apps such as Camera, Gallery, HTC Sync Manager and Settings are receiving an update as well, so there’s plenty to look forward to if you own an AT&T branded One M8.
Source: @jetleigh – Twitter
Via: Android Central
The Android 4.4.3 update is now rolling out to the unlocked variants of the HTC One M8, just a few days after the Sprint version got the update. Don’t be alarmed by the version of Android as HTC promises this update has all the OpenSSL fixes related to Android 4.4.4. So in theory, the update is only Android 4.4.3 in name and Android 4.4.4 in terms of actual functionality, which means users can breathe a sigh of relief.
The update is a touch over 529MB in size, so it is advised to be connected on a WiFi network before downloading it. There won’t be a lot of visual changes with the update, especially to Sense UI, but it could bring a marginal improvement in performance. The update should gradually make its way to all devices across the globe and could take a few days to complete. If you’ve been lucky enough to see the update on your unlocked HTC One M8, make sure you let us know by dropping a comment below.
Via: Android Central
Sprint is now rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for its variant of the HTC One M8. It’s odd that the carrier is rolling out the update given that Android 4.4.4 is the latest version of Android which was only recently rolled out to Nexus and GPE devices.
Google quickly realized that Android 4.4.3 left an OpenSSL based vulnerability open, which led to Android 4.4.4 almost immediately following suit. Hopefully, Sprint and HTC will work on a fresh update making users less vulnerable to any bugs.
Sprint is also touting the arrival of WiFi calling with this update, so there will be some key differences from Android 4.4.2. It also brings the usual suite of bug fixes and minor performance tweaks, which is always expected from an update of this nature. There’s also going to be an all new dialer, but it’s unlikely that users will notice it since HTC has its own dialer for its smartphones.
The update should start hitting your devices anytime soon, but make sure you navigate to the settings and check manually if you haven’t received it yet.
Via: Android Central
A new leak has revealed that Samsung has almost completed all the necessary testing required for the rollout of Android 4.4.3 to the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 smartphones. It was recently revealed that Samsung is testing the update for the two smartphones and it’s good to see that the company is ready to send it out to the customers.
The update for the Galaxy S5 will be reportedly rolled out this month while the Galaxy Note 3 is said to be in the final stages of the process and might take until July to finish. With Android 4.4.3 ready to be sent out to the customers, one would imagine if Samsung will be just as quick in rolling out Android 4.4.4, which was announced just a day ago by Google.
Unfortunately, the image posted above appears to be doctored as there seems to be plenty of font related irregularities. Keeping that in mind, take this with a pinch of salt. But there’s no doubting that Samsung is indeed working on bringing the update to its two flagship smartphones.
Source: @superphone13 – Twitter
Via: GSM Arena
Sprint has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update to its variant of the Moto X starting today. This comes as the Android 4.4.4 update started rolling out to Nexus and GPE devices yesterday. Moto X users won’t have to worry though as Motorola will have that update ready in the coming days as well.
This is one of the main advantages of having a stock Android ROM running on the device as it allows manufacturers to rollout the update almost instantly as long as they get the source code from Google. For those unaware, Android 4.4.3 will introduce an all new dialer app on the smartphone and improve the camera app as well. The customary bug fixes are here as well. It’s an OTA update and shouldn’t exceed 80MB, so you can easily download it over cellular data.
The update might not hit all devices right away, so users are expected to maintain patience if they don’t see an OTA notification immediately.
Via: Talk Android
A leaked document coming from Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy S5 smartphone will receive the Android 4.4.3 update this month. Last year’s Galaxy S4 however will have to wait until July to get the update. The SM-G900F (Snapdragon 801) and SM-G900H (Exynos) models of the Galaxy S5 are being mentioned in the document.
This is excellent news considering that manufacturers usually take long to rollout even point updates like this one. So hopefully we’ll see a change in trend going forward. While Samsung will start rolling out the update immediately, the carriers might take their sweet time to send it out to devices, which has traditionally been the case.
The Galaxy S4 model mentioned here is the GT-I9506 which is the Korean variant of the smartphone. There’s no word on when the global versions of the Galaxy S4 will get this minor update, but it shouldn’t be far away considering that its Korean counterpart is set to get it in July.
Android 4.4.3 doesn’t bring a lot of changes to the table apart from a new dialer and some bug fixes to improve functionality, so device owners might not find this to be a big update.
Source: Android Geeks
Via: Phone Arena
Motorola’s budget offering, the Moto G has now received the Android 4.4.3 update just after the Moto X variants in the U.S. started getting the update. The update brings the company’s Moto Alert feature to the device as well, which is an notifications system allowing you to ping your relatives when in need or track location.
Motorola has made the Moto Alert app available in the Play Store and it is being rolled out to the Moto X as well. The app debuted with the Moto E as a default app, but it’s good to see that Motorola is keen on sending the app to its other devices as well.
Other Android 4.4.3 specific features are making their way with the update which includes bug fixes and an all new dialer, so things will be noticeably different post the update.
Have you received the Android 4.4.3 update on your Moto G yet? Let us know in the comments section. You can also manually download the update OTA file from the XDA link provided below.
Via: Android Community
Do you own a Nexus 4 or a Nexus 10 but haven’t seen the Android 4.4.3 update yet? Good news awaits you as the OTA file for manually flashing the update is now available for the two devices. The devices will need to be running on the latest version of Android before flashing the update, so keep that in mind.
The update won’t bring too many changes but users will be able to see a new dialer on the Nexus 4 and some other bug fixes, with performance enhancements said to be in tow as well.
Unlike flashing a factory image, this will not erase your storage so you can proceed without worry as your data will be unharmed. So go ahead and download the zip image and do the needful. Bear in mind that flashing update files are usually harmless, but proceed only if you are aware of the requirements.
Nexus 4 zip file
Nexus 10 zip file
Let us know how you find the latest version of Android on your Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 by dropping a comment below.
Via: Android Authority
The Motorola DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx and DROID Mini have been on Android 4.4 for quite a few months now, but users have been left wondering why neither device received the 4.4.2 update after the first KitKat update rolled out. Well, as it turns out, Motorola’s software team ran into an issue and decided that all three devices would be updated directly to Android 4.4.3, along with the Moto X, Moto E and Moto G. (more…)
The Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One (M7) are now getting the Android 4.4.3 update. This is no surprise considering that Nexus devices started getting the update yesterday. The rollout might take a few days to complete, so maintain patience if you don’t see the OTA notification immediately.
One of the main advantages of getting a GPE or a Nexus device are perks like these, so if you own either of the two devices, now might be the right time to tell your peers why. Google also has devices like the Sony Z Ultra as well as the LG G Pad 8.3 which are part of its GPE lineup, so they should be eligible for the update as well, although nothing has been clarified yet.
As for OEM devices, we don’t expect the update to hit devices anytime soon but they should arrive subsequently. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8 and the LG G3 are all running Android 4.4.2, so expect an update to these devices first before manufacturers think of older devices.
Via: Android Police
Just a day after Google made the Android 4.4.3 update official, Motorola has now announced the rollout of the update for its devices as well. Starting with the Moto X, Moto G as well as the recently announced Moto E, the update will be rolled in the coming days.
This is possible since all three devices run a relatively stock version of Android, so we’re not really surprised by the rapidity of this update rollout.
Apart from the Android 4.4.3 specific changes, Motorola is bringing some updates to its own apps as well. Moto X users will be able to see improved consistency of exposure levels in the camera along with enhancements to low light photography while using the front camera. The update will also bring a more realistic flash coloring during photo capture.
Another bit of good news coming out from Motorola is with regards to the future of the Moto E. The company claims that the next major release of Android will be rolled out for the device as well. So Motorola is certainly on the right path and is honoring the commitment made to its users regarding constant software support.
You can check out Motorola’s official post from the link below to learn if your region is getting the update now.
Via: Android Central
For a minor update, Android 4.4.3 sure has been among the most elusive versions of the OS, refusing to roll out to devices despite appearing in numerous leaks and rumors. Last month, Sprint raised a false alert when it said Android 4.4.3 would be rolling out to the Nexus 5, and now, T-Mobile has announced on its support pages that the update will go out to not one, but three Nexus devices starting today.
The devices listed by T-Mobile are the Nexus 5, its 2012 predecessor, and the Nexus 7 2013, with the update slated to bring security enhancements and bug fixes. Android 4.4.3 is expected to bring fixes for issues such as connection drops, random reboots and slow camera focus on the Nexus 5, and it could finally start making its way to users today. If it doesn’t, it would be a good idea for Google to just skip directly to the next major version of Android, instead of whetting our appetites all the time only to then hold out on rolling out the update.
Have any of you received a notification for Android 4.4.3 on your phone or tablet yet?
Source: T-Mobile