If you own and use an HTC One M8 on T-Mobile’s network, then you may be receiving an update to Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat today, or soon if you haven’t noticed the update hit your handset just yet. Recently HTC held an event where they announced and showed off a couple of new devices, the HTC M8 Eye and the HTC Re Camera. The HTC M8 Eye is a variation of the HTC M8, kind of, with more of a heavy focus on the camera and the picture taking abilities. The HTC M8 Eye will come with what HTC is calling the HTC Eye experience, which is basically a suite of software features and functions that tie into the camera for enhanced, augmented, and unique pictures that you couldn’t get with any other handset.
The cool thing about the HTC Eye experience is that HTC confirmed they would be bringing this software to some of their other handsets. This includes the HTC One M8, and the update going out to T-Mobile customers starting today appears to include this software suite of photo functions. That means T-Mobile customers using the HTC One M8 will soon be able to take pictures with new camera modes like Split capture, crop me in, and photo booth. The Eye experience also adds in new features like auto-selfie, voice selfie and swipe to switch modes, which should make shuffling through them much easier, and perhaps quicker which can be a good thing in the heat of the moment when you’re trying to take a picture as quick as you can.
If you’re prepping to download this update make sure to clear out some space so you have enough room to store and install it, as it comes in weighing at about 256MB. That isn’t a lot compared to some of the app downloads out there, but you definitely want more than enough space all the same. There’s no word on how long it might take the update to push out to your device, but if you don’t like waiting, XDA has a link to where you can grab the OTA package right now and you can install it immediately. If you’re in no rush to update simply wait till it comes over the air to your phone.