HTC One M9 update improves camera, battery life, and squashes other bugs

The company is redoubling its efforts to address the litany of issues plaguing its latest flagship.

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HTC is on the verge of releasing a very big update to the HTC One M9, targeting the camera, battery life, heat management, and other issues.

According to Anandtech, fixes include better auto-exposure, reduction of noise and blur in low light, and less yellow and green hue while taking pictures in extreme lighting conditions.

The rollout is first going to international devices, but is scheduled to hit the U.S. later in June, according to the report.

On the battery front you should see less power eaten up by HTC's YouTube and Facebook integration. Also, smarter heat management is supposed to keep the phone cooler when it’s recharging.

The update comes shortly after reports that HTC’s shares hit an all-time low, partly driven by abysmal sales of the One M9. Our review lined up with other observations; that the phone had a subpar camera and wasn’t a compelling upgrade from the One M8.

HTC already sent out a patch in April to address some camera issues.

The story behind the story: HTC seems to be going in the wrong direction lately. After building an impressive phone last year in the One M8, the company’s newest flagship was underwhelming, especially in comparison to the Galaxy S6. The company has recognized the software problems, but it may not be enough to drive any sales.

This story, "HTC One M9 update improves camera, battery life, and squashes other bugs" was originally published by Greenbot.

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