U.S. and Canadian HTC One (M8) users receive update that will save battery life
posted by Alan F. / Apr 23, 2014, 1:29 PM
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.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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Awesome! The best just got better. Good job HTC.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 1:37 PM 2
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So it was the FCC and not the carriers (or HTC since people kept blaming them) that were to blame for the delay. I mean it sounds decent of them to look out for the emergency call aspect but the extreme power mode shouldn't have caused any issue in the first place.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 3:51 PM 0
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