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HTC One (M8) gets Eye Experience with Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

As you may already be aware, HTC has taken the wraps off their brand new HTC Desire Eye; a camera that is aimed at the selfie obsessed among us, with its dedicated 13MP front facing camera along with duel LED flash and also 13MP camera on the back.

During HTC’s announcement, the company also showed off some cool new apps to accompany the new handset. However, it would now seem that the Taiwanese company are also making these apps available to users of the current flagship handset – the HTC One (M8).

The app/feature in question is HTC’s new Eye Experience. The company say the software has been developed to give innovative enhancements to those who enjoy taking pictures and capturing videos on their smartphone.

Face Tracking is one of the new features of the Eye Experience suite; it can track up to 4 faces simultaneously and ensure they all stay within the camera’s angle of view during a video chat. Also included is a feature called Split Capture, this allows you to record what happens via the front facing camera while also recording video using the camera on the back. Other features also include the ability to capture selfies using your voice, like saying the word “cheese” or “action”. You can also merge up to 4 selfies into a single shot using HTC’s Photo booth app.

While the update to 4.4.4 is focused around the new Experience Eye functionality, the new KitKat update also includes some essential security and performance related fixes too. The update itself brings the HTC One (M8) up to version 3.28.401.6 and is around 250MB in size. HTC have already started to roll out the update to unlocked handsets across Europe, albeit in stages it seems at the moment. HTC have assured users outside of Europe that the update will also be rolling out in the near future to other markets as well.

We’ve tried our own unlocked HTC One (M8) and as yet, we are unable to get the update – we’ll keep checking though.

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