One of our loyal readers passed along to us a screenshot today revealing that his HTC Desire EYE was being updated to Android 6.0.1 with Sense 7.0 in the UAE. Other countries in Europe are reportedly receiving the update as well, including Italy. U.S. Desire EYE users, who purchased the device exclusively from AT&T, will be receiving the update later this month.
No one really expected the camera-centric phone to receive the Marshmallow build of Android until January when ROM developer @LlabTooFeR revealed that owners of the handset should expect to receive Android 6.0.1 and Sense 7.0 sometime this year. The Desire EYE launched in 2014, and featured a 13MP shooter on the back and in the front of the unit.
The HTC Desire EYE was launched with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed, was updated to Lollipop, and now runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update includes Doze, the feature that puts an inactive handset into a deep sleep state and even stops apps from working in the background. This increases the standby time of the phone, and in turn, the battery life is extended.
Google Now On Tap is a contextual search engine that produces search results based on the content on your screen, And with the update, app permissions can be given or denied on a feature-by-feature basis. When the notification hits your Desire EYE telling you that the update has arrived, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network before beginning the updating process. At the same time, check to make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%.
The update comes in two parts weighing in at a total of 1.6GB. The first update prepares the phone for Marshmallow, while the second one contains the actual Android 6.0.1 files.
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