HTC One M8 software update brings KitKat Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience

HTC One M8 software update brings KitKat Android 4.4.4 and Eye ExperienceIf you happen to own an HTC One M8 and find yourself admiring the spanking new Desire Eye and its Eye Experience camera features, well, power down that admiration machine, friend.

As promised, HTC has brought Eye Experience to the One M8, along with - what is for now - the latest version of Android.

We didn’t expect Eye Experience to land on the HTC One M8 quite so soon, the various features having been announced alongside the Desire Eye late on Wednesday night.

But it’s rolling out now in software build 3.28.401.6, a 252MB download that also encompasses KitKat Android 4.4.4.

Other phones marked for the Eye Experience update include the HTC One (M7), HTC One E8, HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One max, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820 and HTC Butterfly 2.

Arguably a bit silly, as it means owners of those phones are less likely to rush out and grab an HTC Desire Eye. But what the heck do I know?

In any case, Eye Experience features include Split Capture (a simultaneous front and rear shot), Crop-Me-In (add your face to an existing shot), Photo Booth (create a chain of four pics), Auto Selfie (keep the camera still for a couple of seconds to take), Voice Selfie (say “cheese” for pics; “rolling” or “action” for video), Video Face Tracking (automatically assigns each face in a conference call its own window), and Live Makeup (software-based skin smoothening).

Software version 3.28.401.6 should be available now for owners of the European HTC One M8. To check manually, go to Settings > About > Software Updates.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2014 at 13:53

Some of those'Eye' effects are bound to be pretty iffy on the M8 - considering it has 2 very different cameras .... actually, 3 very different cameras. Some of the M8's own effects already suffered from the inferior 2nd camera on the back...

I really wish they had spent time to make the M8 Duo Cam more useful before they come up with something entirely different. E.g. the web gallery to share Dimension Plus images with people who do not have an M8 - well, LOL, it really doesn't work well, at all. Isn't compatible with all browsers and FB/Twitter/Tumblr apps...


Having said that: Htc have been quite generous with software updates for the M8 - so thumbs-up for that.


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