Several devices have been receiving the latest Android 4.4 KitKat software updates in the last few weeks. Devices from Samsung (KRX:005930), HTC (TPE:2498) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) can now update to either the Android 4.4.3 or Android 4.4.4 software versions. Many of these devices are receiving their last update before Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) introduces its new Android L operating system. The new software is expected to be released in November and manufacturers like HTC have promised to begin updating their devices within 90 days of its initial release.
Meanwhile, find details about the latest Android updates below. To check if your device has an available Android update, access Settings > About phone > Software updates.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Sprint Galaxy Note 3
Samsung has confirmed the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 is now updating to Android 4.4.4. The update includes HD voice icon support, international Wi-Fi calling, Google security patches, Knox 2.0 and Kids Mode.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4
T-Mobile has confirmed its Galaxy S4 is now updating to Android 4.4.4. The device will also receive T-Mobile’s free inflight texting support.
Verizon HTC One M8
HTC has confirmed the Verizon HTC One M8 is now updating to Android 4.4.3. The device will also receive HTC’s Ultra Power Saving mode with the update.
AT&T HTC One M8
HTC has halted the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT&T HTC One M8, stating the software brought on severe battery drain. The update has not yet resumed.
T-Mobile HTC One M7
HTC has confirmed the T-Mobile HTC One M7 is now updating to Android 4.4.3. The update will include Wi-Fi calling enhancements, among other fixes and new features.
Sony Xperia Z Line
Sony has confirmed the Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z, the Xperia ZL and the Xperia ZR are now updating to Android 4.4.4. The update includes battery and email performance upgrades, improvements to multimedia messages, calendar, Wi-Fi, contacts and other applications and other bug fixes and enhancements.