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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markdoc, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I just read on Android Origins,
    " HTC One M8 Android Lollipop 5.0 update to rollout within 90 days"
    You can read the article at http://www.androidorigin.com/htc-one-m8-lollipop-update-android-5-0/. HTC has changed there update policy for the better. I wouldn't hold my breath yet for 5.0 because I also read a few days ago that we should be getting Android 4.4.4 very soon. That will give us new camera software to improve photos. Android Central has, " T-Mobile will roll out Eye Experience update for HTC One M8 Tuesday". See http://m.androidcentral.com/t-mobile-will-roll-out-eye-sw-update-htc-one-m8-tuesday for the details. We should be getting it soon.

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  2. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 Android Enthusiast

    I think people don't want an eye experience. They want more mega pixels period.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yeah, I read that the 4.4.4 update was for Eye models, the 4.4.3 update we have already has the 4.4.4 security fixes.

    The Eye update for the M8 is really more focused on the Eye features if I got that right. Lol not sure.

    5 ought to prove very interesting though.
  4. WonderFull

    WonderFull Newbie

    I already got the 4.4.4 update few days back. As I don't use the camera much so cannot comment on the new features
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Shows what I know. :D
  6. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot
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    The biggest thing I am looking forward to is the improved facial recognition. It it supposed to be a great improvement for device security and it's supposed to be much faster.
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Face unlock? Seriously, I didn't know we had that feature.
  8. Cagey75

    Cagey75 Newbie

    Wrong! Only people who know nothing about taking photos properly want more megapixels.

    If you want that you can get it on the E8, or HTC mini .... 13mp, and it's worse quality!

    As is the M8 camera is better than the iphone 5s camera, I know, I've had one.
  9. Blade of 3

    Blade of 3 Well-Known Member

    This is old news. HTC has 'promised' to frequently update their One series devices for at least two years after release with their HTC advantage. It gives you the message when you get the phone.
  10. mruno

    mruno Android Expert

    I love face unlock. Its nice to not have to fumble with a pattern or pin/password and instead use my mug.
    touchless unlocking ftw
  11. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I got the 4.4.4 update this evening I think, I automatically turn off the Automatic update options when I get new phones now first thing so I actually had to physically check for the software update. I'm not installing it until I get home with some reliable WiFi though. The EYE experience sounds interesting.
  12. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    Unless you want to crop...

    More megapixels doesn't necessarily mean better photos but they can be cropped at least.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The camera war is about updates how exactly? :thinking:
  14. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    Had a bunch of tabs open and didn't realize which thread I was in. My bad.:(
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  15. ChadWilliam1

    ChadWilliam1 Well-Known Member

    So we will get the android lollipop 5.0?
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Yes but not immediately. HTC says within 90 days of the official Google release.
  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I installed the t-mobile 4.4.4 update last night and I really don't notice much difference. The M8 is such a beast to begin with unless they actually add some new programs there aren't many issues to address with a firmware update. None actually from my experience out the box.
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  18. markdoc

    markdoc Android Expert
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    I just got Kit Kat 4.4.4. While going thru it I remembered one other place to check
    If you have access to Developers Options, you can check 2 things. First, is High Performance Mode. If turned on it could cause some quirky behavior. It made my keyboard overly sensitive. The other is USB debugging. If left on when not connected could also cause some quirks. Just s thought.

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The HTC One M8 release date was March 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 4MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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