U.S. and Canadian HTC One (M8) users receive update that will save battery life

U.S. and Canadian HTC One (M8) users receive update that will save battery life
Outside of the U.S. and Canada, the HTC One (M8) featured an Extreme Power Saving Mode. With this feature enabled, all but the most important parts of the phone are shut down, saving battery life. How much battery life does it save? Glad you asked. With the EPSM switch turned on, HTC One (M8) users receive an extra 24 hours of standby time, taking into consideration the odd call or text.

But as we said, HTC One (M8) units in North America did not have the feature, that is, until now. The FCC was concerned about the ability of the phone to make emergency calls in the low power mode. But the FCC is now satisfied, and the Extreme Power Saving Mode is making its way to U.S. and Canadian versions of HTC's new flagship phone, via a 149.85MB update. To get to the update, you need to go to Settings > About > Software and see if you can grab the update manually.

Besides adding the Extreme Power Saving Mode, the update also comes with some goodies for the camera and the gallery. The new build number is 1.55.631.4, and HTC suggests using a Wi-Fi connection to download and install the update.

source: MobileSyrup

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  • 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


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