HTC One (M8) Starts Receiving Android 4.4.4 Update With HTC Eye Experience

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HTC One (M8) Starts Receiving Android 4.4.4 Update With HTC Eye Experience
HTC appears to have started rolling-out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for its One (M8), with users in Europe reporting having received the update.

According to Android Police, the latest KitKat update bumps up the version from 2.22.401.5 to 3.28.401.6 and primarily brings camera-centric features from HTC Eye Experience - announced by the company at the company's 'Double Exposure' event on Wednesday.

The new update is said to be about 252.01MB in size and is yet to be officially announced by the Taiwanese handset maker. Notably however, the XDA Developers forum features the downloadable update.

The company on Wednesday had announced that the HTC Eye Experience will bring new mobile imaging software features released on the HTC Desire Eye to some select HTC smartphones. The new features ere announced to be rolled out to the following models in the coming months - HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One (E8), HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One Max, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Butterfly 2.

Some of the notable features of the HTC Eye Experience include a new Split Capture function that allows simultaneous images or videos taken from the front and back cameras to be combined into one split-screen image or video; Face Tracking, which allows tracking of up to 4 faces during a video chat; Crop-Me-In, which allows a user to crop an image or video taken with the front-facing camera and superimpose it within a scene captured by the main camera; Voice Selfie, which lets users click images from the front camera by just using voice commands; Face Fusion technology, which allows users to merge two faces into an image, and Live Makeup, an option to beautify selfies.

Back in August, HTC started rolling-out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to its One (M8) smartphones in India.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Metal body and good construction quality
  • Camera works brilliantly in many conditions
  • Good pricing
  • Bad
  • Clunky software and interface
  • Camera tricks are mostly comical
  • A bit big and unwieldy
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera4-Ultrapixel
Battery Capacity2600mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.2
Resolution1080x1920 pixels

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