Android 6.0.1 is pushed out for the HTC Desire EYE; update for AT&T subscribers coming this month?

One of our loyal readers passed along to us a screenshot today revealing that his HTC Desire EYE was being updated to Android 6.0.1 with Sense 7.0 in the UAE. Other countries in Europe are reportedly receiving the update as well, including Italy. U.S. Desire EYE users, who purchased the device exclusively from AT&T, will be receiving the update later this month.

No one really expected the camera-centric phone to receive the Marshmallow build of Android until January when ROM developer @LlabTooFeR revealed that owners of the handset should expect to receive Android 6.0.1 and Sense 7.0 sometime this year. The Desire EYE launched in 2014, and featured a 13MP shooter on the back and in the front of the unit.

The HTC Desire EYE was  launched with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed, was updated to Lollipop, and now runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update includes Doze, the feature that puts an inactive handset into a deep sleep state and even stops apps from working in the background. This increases the standby time of the phone, and in turn, the battery life is extended.

Google Now On Tap is a contextual search engine that produces search results based on the content on your screen, And with the update, app permissions can be given or denied on a feature-by-feature basis. When the notification hits your Desire EYE telling you that the update has arrived, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before beginning the updating process. At the same time, check to make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%.

The update comes in two parts weighing in at a total of 1.6GB. The first update prepares the phone for Marshmallow, while the second one contains the actual Android 6.0.1 files.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTCBlog.Italia (translated)

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Desire EYE
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good guy HTC.

2. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

HTC in 2016 is the best company that update to MM

3. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Ohh heck know ! I thought only HTC One devices were guarantee 2 years update ... We're is the HTC One Max update . Yes Please!

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Wow, I'm quite surprised HTC even remembers this phone

6. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Not that suprising. Fast updates is actually HTC's last resort to retain the low user base it has already... And possibly lure some of those who regard fast updates as a prime deal-maker for their smartphone purchases. I have witnessed people leaving Android for iOS because of quick updates and long-term OS support!

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

That would be me giving the tip lol.. My Desire Eye runs a lot smoother than when it was on Lollipop

7. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

You forgot to mention the one E8 and the M8 eye, source: pocketnow

8. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Meanwhile, I had to upgrade from the s6 to the s7 to get 6.0.1

9. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Samsung is a joke when it comes to upgrade the s7 might just be my last android phone.

10. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

I don't understand samsung when it comes to ui consistency even lg They wanna be apple but still screw their customers

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