Extreme Power Saving Mode and Android 4.4.3, coming to Verizon's HTC One (M8) next month

Extreme Power Saving Mode and Android 4.4.3, coming to Verizon's HTC One (M8) next month
A tweet from HTC America President Jason Mackenzie, indicates that Android 4.4.3 will be coming to the Verizon branded HTC One (M8) before the middle of next month. Another tweet from Mo Versi, who is VP of product management at HTC, says that the 4.4.3 update will include the Extreme Power Saving Mode for the handset.

You might remember that the Extreme Power Saving Mode did not come out of the box on the U.S. version of HTC's flagship device. It was added via OTA updates to the units branded by U.S. carriers like Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile, but not Verizon. But by next month, it appears that Big Red customers will be also able to use the feature.

The Extreme Power Savings Mode allows HTC One users to extend a small percentage of battery life for hours. Shutting down widgets and apps running in the background, and closing non-essential operations, the mode allows the HTC One (M8) to consume just 1% of battery life every three hours. That means that your phone could run 24 hours with only 8% of battery life remaining. Keep in mind that with the Extreme Power Saving Mode on, the phone will only be able to make and take calls, send and receive texts, and manually receive emails.

The Android 4.4.3 update for the HTC One comes with improvements for BoomSound, Quick Settings and the Motion Launcher. Other enhancements are available for the Camera, Settings, Gallery and HTC Sync manager. Verizon HTC One (M8) owners are licking their lips in anticipation.

source: Twitter (1), (2) via Droid-Life

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI



7. jbishop8135

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Is it going to come to HTC One (M7)??

6. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3 ??!!

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

My Desire 816 has it out of the box.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

EPSM was installed out of the box for the T-Mobile variant if I'm not mistaken... Nonetheless, something it should have been installed out of the gate.

4. Alan01

Posts: 667; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Actually, the Extreme Power Saving Mode was part of today's Android 4.4.3 update to T-Mobile customers with the phone. Regards, Alan F.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it wasn't. I've had the HTC M8 with stock 4.4.2 since it launched and it had EPSM. Sorry Alan but your constant mistakes affect your work and makes it really hard to trust your articles. Spending a few seconds on Google goes a long way.

8. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I don't know about out of the box, but the Tmo M8 got EPSM with the 1.57.531.7 update that was pushed out on May 17, not the 4.4.3 update that was just pushed out. This was also 2 days after ATT released EPSM for their M8 on May 15. You can reference this TMo document for clarification - http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10366 You're Welcome.

1. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

All of the benefits to having Verizon as a service provider were outweighed by crap like taking forever with updates more than anyone else, stripping physical AND software features from phones and adding more bloat to the already bloated phones i.e. TouchWiz, and completely ruining the Nexus experience. Feeling better & better as each month goes by after leaving VZW for TMo.

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