HTC One M9's next major software update to bring color temperature control and Guest Mode

HTC One M9's next major software update to bring color temperature control and Guest Mode
Although the HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop since launch, it doesn't have all the features that other Lollipop-based handsets are offering. For example, just like Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the One M9 doesn't include Lollipop's Guest Mode. Fortunately, it looks like this will be added in the "next major software update", which will likely bring Android 5.1 Lollipop to the M9.

According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, the update will actually bring not just Guest Mode, but also the ability to control the One M9's screen color temperature (of course, you can already do this, but only if you're using third-party apps).

There's no word on exactly when the M9 should get this update. However, we're expecting HTC to start its rollout in the next several months. We assume that the One M9 won't be the only HTC smartphone to receive the update, but we just have to wait and see if we're right on this one.

Do you have an HTC One M9? If yes, do you think Guest Mode and color temperature control are two features that are worth adding to its next software update?

source: Twitter

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

What really needs it is a better camera can it get it from an update?

2. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

The hardware should be there if the sensor being used isn't totally subpar. Maybe some better image processing algorithms would help a lot. I know the M8 got a pretty significant image quality upgrade with the Eye update. Still can't make 4MP be enough but the images looked good at face value.

8. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Toshiba sensor seems awful. Both M9 and Zenfone 2 gets poor images from it.

10. SuperPotato

Posts: 13; Member since: May 26, 2015

Actually RAW photos even on auto are not that bad at all by day, by night, I'd need to check the tips posted below but it's not that bad either.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

If you have the One m9, I suggest you read this article to help you

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They need to blow HTC up and start from ground up with a completely new staff and new vision. Lol

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Even if HTC will do what u said in this comment and come up with a perfect phone, you will still visit on every HTC article and post your hatred towards your hatred towards htc is on the highest level and that's what sammy told u to do...ur check is waiting now on sammys

4. waddup121 unregistered

They need an overheat temperature control. That'd really fix things for sure!

5. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Guess mode already available on lollipop 5.0.2 xperia.

6. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Glad they are adding this.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Pretty good thing to have for those that doing mobile photo editing.

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