HTC have released the long-awaited update for the HTC One M9, bringing Australian variants to version 1.40.710.8. The update is quite large, weighing in at over 500mb, so you have to use WiFi to grab it, but trust me, you want this update regardless.
With the update, the One M9 remains at Android 5.0.2, but there are some changes under the hood.
Firstly, there are three significant improvements for the One M9’s camera. First, improved auto-exposure so images look less washed-out in brighter conditions. Second, changes to image processing in low light to reduce noise and blur, for greater clarity and improved detail. And finally, HTC has worked to reduce green and yellow hue effects in “extreme lighting conditions,” so colours should appear more realistic.
Also included are tweaks to reduce the power consumption of apps like Facebook and YouTube, and to improve quick-charging performance while minimising heat output while doing so.
We’ve just received the update (as in, the last hour or so) and haven’t yet had the opportunity to fully try it out. However, if you’re the owner of an HTC One M9, my suggestion is that you check for a software update today or tomorrow, and try it out. Your phone’s battery and camera performance will thank you.