Time for the Viper Tamer/Programmer to reload their fangs with new Venom!!!
Currently we bite with android 4.4.2 but 4.4.4 is hiding in the bushes just waiting to become the Prey of the Viper.
Android 4.4.4 KitKat update
As strange as it might sound, the company which was once infamous for abandoning its flagship devices, has already started to roll out the 4.4.4 update. It has now been officially confirmed that the international variants of the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 Google Play edition (GPe) have started receiving the Android 4.4.4 OTA update. Interestingly, the company hasn’t mentioned anything regarding an expected rollout time frame for the US carrier variants (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile) of the 4.4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One M8; we highly doubt a full scale rollout would happen anytime soon.
As for the previous year’s HTC One M7, owners of this device should hopefully receive an Android update notification soon enough. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but many experts believe that the rollout might happen within the next 2-3 weeks.
One thing that is worth noticing here is that HTC has very quietly skipped the Android 4.4.3 update and directly updated the HTC One M8 to Android 4.4.4. As usual, the OEM didn’t think it was necessary to provide us with an official explanation for taking a step like this, but given that 4.4.3 didn’t bring any ground breaking changes with itself, HTC deserves a pass on this one.
Android L “5.0 Lollipop” update
For those who’re living under a rock, HTC has already confirmed that they will leave absolutely no stone unturned to bring Android L 5.0 update to all variants of the HTC One M7 and HTC One M8. This isn’t the first time that the company has bound itself with a self imposed deadline. Last year, when android 4.4 KitKat was still in its initial phase, HTC pulled a similar stunt and imposed a 90 days deadline upon itself for updating the HTC One family to KitKat. Even though they failed to update all the devices in time, admittedly, they were pretty close to the deadline.
Of course, 90 days isn’t nearly as close as the Nexus brethren, but given their history, this is nothing short of an achievement for HTC. Not that we needed any other confirmation than this, @LlabTooFer, who just happens to be a glorious HTC leaker, further confirmed the 3 month deadline for HTC to rollout the Android L update for the HTC One series.
As already mentioned above, HTC has come a long away from being the company it once was. Even though it is still a far cry from the special treatment which Motorola and Nexus devices get, it is still nice to see HTC maintaining transparency with its customers.
Z_Jomant Did_you_know_Tips: Did you know that you can turn your Flashlight on your phone on without entering the Phone?!?! To do so go to Venom Tweaks -> Lockscreen Tap -> Flashlight Section and set up your Flashlight……Ohh when you already there setup your Volume Buttons to control your music right below the Flashlight setting. So now you don’t fall down the stairs in the dark and break your phone PLUS you can change your Tracks on the fly…….isn’t that awesome!!!!!