First major update for HTC One brings better battery life, improved camera performance

The first major update for HTC One is now rolling out to users in the UK and around the world. While the update does not bring the HTC One up to the latest version of Android, there are a host of improvements by HTC.

HTC started rolling out the HTC One update to unlocked models in the UK for now and much of the update is focused on bringing performance improvements. There is a great deal of change in the HTC One’s Ultrapixel camera performance as well as the battery life. Naturally, there are a host of bug fixes and  tweaks to the location service, HTC Zoe and Beats Audio service.


Improved imaging and battery life


The update weighs in at a substantial 229MB, which suggests a whole lot of work has gone into it. Unfortunately, we were hoping it would bring Android 4.2.2 to the One, but the new firmware is still based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Gotta Be Mobile reports that the camera firmware update means the white balance in the pictures has improved, while colours appear to be punchier. So, the already great Ultrapixel camera has just got better.

Perhaps, minor improvements in camera performance may not sway those still sitting on the fence, but TechRadar reports that the battery life has improved drastically. How drastically, you ask? The website updated its already-glowing review of the HTC One and gave it five stars. “There were some serious concerns over the handset's battery life meant it missed out on full marks. But not any more!” the site said.

Published Date: May 04, 2013 05:24 pm | Updated Date: May 04, 2013 05:24 pm