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)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3. Come on Verizon.

2. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Wow it just got this update? Smh

4. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It wasn't a long time from when it was announced so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

5. ironbesterer

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

The update came out two weeks ago. Go away troll.

3. Rager722 unregistered

When is the At&t edition getting it?

6. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Kudos to HTC. They keep their flagships updated. Looking forward to Lollipop

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