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AT&T HTC One M8 To Receive Eye Experience And VoLTE Support In OTA Update Starting Next Week

January 24, 2015 - Written By John Anon

If you are the proud owner of the current (albeit about to be former) HTC flagship device, the HTC One M8, then you will no doubt be highly awaiting Android 5.0 (Lollipop) landing on your device. We already do know that the update is en route and will hit the M8 soon enough. That said, if you are the owner of an AT&T variant of the M8 then you are set to have an update landing at the start of next week. Unfortunately for those owners, this is only an incremental update bringing the M8 up to Android 4.4.4 (KitKat).

That said, in spite of this only being another KitKat update, it will come with some newer features and as far as incremental updates go, it is not a bad one. The big headline for this update is that with it will come the HTC Eye Experience software. By now you are probably well aware of Eye Experience, as it did get quite a lot of attention when HTC unveiled the new camera software suite, back at their ‘Double Exposure’ event at the end of last year. The software was released along with the HTC Desire EYE and HTC did say they will be rolling out the software to as many older HTC devices as they possibly could. As mentioned, next week will be the time for the HTC one M8 AT&T variant. In addition to Eye Experience, the update will also bring to AT&T customers, support for VoLTE which will allow for voice calls to be made over their LTE network instead of traditional voice networks, resulting in a much enhanced level of voice call quality.

As well as VoLTE support and Eye Experience, the update will come with a few more minor inclusions such as an update to Visual Voicemail and a copy/paste function for your camera. It is worth noting that the M8 non-AT&T customers out there will be thinking that it is a bit strange that AT&T are only now receiving this update. That is because Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile all received the Eye Experience update back in October of 2014. So on this occasion, AT&T do seem to be somewhat behind the curve. It is also a little curious, as the Lollipop update is due to land for the M8, pretty much any week now. As such, this latest AT&T update will lead some to suggest that maybe the Lollipop update will come to AT&T M8’s later than on the other networks. At the moment though, there are no details on whether this will be the case.