November 16th, 2018
The Product Manager of HTC has revealed via Twitter that the HTC One M8 will get the Android Kit Kat 4.4.3 update “next week” as was previously rumored. The update contains mostly bug fixes and performance improvements, however these changes mainly affect the Nexus line up of devices. (Full list of Changes of Android Kit Kat 4.4.3 can be seen here)
When asked why the device won’t get the latest version of Android 4.4.4 Mo replied saying ” the security fixes Google introduced in Android 4.4.4 has already been incorporated in the Android 4.4.3 build for the HTC One M8.”
Many manufacturers haven’t upgraded their device to the latest version of Android yet, mainly because it almost only provides fixes for the Nexus lineup of smartphones, currently HTC and Motorola are the only 2 companies that have released 4.4.3 versions for their devices.