The T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M8 is receiving a newfangled update that brings the Eye Experience along with it for subscribers. The news comes in just hours before we have word of the Verizon edition having ‘technical approval’ for the timely update to come for their subscribers too. Conversely, it’s not known when the Big Red subscribers can start to begin seeing the OTA arrive as a notification.
The Eye Experience comes brand-new with the Desire Eye whereby users can access a bevy of innovative camera tricks nobody have access to before. People can use ‘Crop Me In’ and other camera modes such as Face Tracking, Face Fusion, ‘Split Capture’ and more. Additionally, Mo Versi from HTC tweeted that the M8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat update is happening as of tomorrow.
The folks over at HTC are developing an immense reputation for producing timely updates. However, need I remind you that plenty of other flagships are already running the final stages of KitKat. Moreover, we know that Sense 6.0 is holding the innovative Android 5.0 Lollipop up more than it would have if it didn’t exist since it requires deeper integration with the OS than other phone manufacturers are having to deal with at this point.
We know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all picked this one up and at this stage there’s no word on the AT&T and Sprint variants. However, they will update theirs shortly since they are all large phone carrier networks and must remains competitive.
The HTC One M8 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. The original build dished impressive characteristics including wireless printing, immersive mode, full-screen album art on the lock screen, color Emoji, white stats bar icons and more. Since 4.4.2 was the most feature-rich experience after the original jump up from Jelly Bean to KitKat, don’t expect many noticeable UI Tweaks or additional features coming your way. Nevertheless, the M8 is the pick of the bunch for those looking at installing 4.4.4 since it comes with these nifty camera tweaks unique to the Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets name.
As you well know, these updates roll out in different times, so there’s no telling when it’s arriving as a notification for you. It gives two options on its arrival. One of them is to install the software right away and the other is to wait for a later. We suggest putting it on hold if you are not around a stable home WiFi connection since many others are using the mobile data to install the software like yourselves. That results in a less-stable experience which leads to additional factory resets. Stopover at the Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check For Updates to go about the manual method.