Verizon's HTC One (M8) receives Android 4.4.4 and the Eye Experience update

Owners of the HTC One (M8) on Verizon are beginning to receive an update that takes the device up to Android 4.4.4. At the same time, the update includes the new Eye Experience features that HTC introduced at its "Double Exposure" event a couple of weeks ago. These new capabilities come right out of the box on the HTC Desire EYE, and the manufacturer plans on pushing them out for its more recent handsets, starting with the flagship HTC One (M8).

So far, Verizon has yet to release a changelog for the update, but as we previously pointed out, the Eye Experience includes Screen Share which allows you to show someone on the other end of a video chat, exactly what is on your screen. Auto Selfie uses a few different cues to snap a selfie including a smile or saying the word "cheese". Split Capture allows you to have a split screen during a video capture. Using the front-facing camera, you describe what is being displayed with the rear-facing camera. There are also other features including one that allows you to look at four faces at the same time, during a video chat.

The update weighs in at 210MB, and you should use a Wi-Fi connection to save your precious data for more important things. Make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50% before downloading and installing it. Also, keep in mind that it might take several days to arrive. We were able to pull it out of our HTC One (M8) by going to Settings > Software Update > Check New.

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One (M8)

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  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI


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