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HTC One (M8) Unlocked and Developer Editions Get Extreme Power Saving Mode, Camera Enhancements in Update

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Developer and Unlocked editions of the HTC One (M8) are receiving an over-the-air update this morning that finally includes Extreme Power Saving Mode, along with camera and gallery enhancements.

The update is 117.98MB in size, build 1.54.1540.9. 

For those new to Extreme Power Saving Mode, think of it like Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Galaxy S5. The point of the feature is to extend your battery life when you need to the most. If you are in a situation where charging isn’t an option, but you need juice extended out for an extra couple of hours, battery saving modes can turn off juice guzzlers to keep you moving. It leaves only the essentials running, which HTC claims can give you up to an extra 24 hours of life.

The mode can be accessed through Settings>Power. It can also be toggled on or off through a quick settings shortcut in your notification shade or told to automatically turn on depending on your battery level.

To check for the update, head into Settings>About>Software update.

US carrier variants of the One (M8) are still waiting for this update.

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  • eagletrippin

    My M7’s battery is superb: I typically get 2+ days (sometimes up to 70 hours) on a single charge. (Granted, I’m not constantly on my phone or pulling background data like fb, twitter, etc.)

    I’m curious to see if ‘Extreme Power Saver Mode’ extends it even further once Sense 6 is pushed …

  • Allen Dewberry, Jr.

    Umm, you guys do know the Sprint HTC ONE M8 variant already has extreme battery saver mode right?

  • Johnny Steele

    I look forward to Extreme Power Saving Mode on my VZW M8. Hopefully soon…

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  • socalrailroader

    I’ve got it on my AT&T branded M8 too, via ARHD 5.0 :)

  • jcdagget

    Taken with my non-camera updated Verizon HTC One (M8). I would like to see the other flagship Android phones do better from a window seat on a plane…

    • socalrailroader

      Enable warhead now…bombs away! BOOOM, bye bye Mahnattan :D

      • Pearl Carry

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        Charger SRT8 from only workin part time on a home pc… hop over to here C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

    • Drome

      great shot, mostly due to subject matter but still. m8 can take good photos. they just cannot be zoomed in on

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    Awesome. Now lets open up the Dot View case for other notifications.

  • Aaron

    Where’s my note 3 update Verizon! Sorry, I had to…..

  • mo

    How’s HTC with updating the dev editions? I hear Samsung doesn’t update their dev editions at all. No official images either. If I’m paying full price then I’d rather get a dev edition so I know I can root it for all updates assuming I get updates. Like how on 4.4 the dev edition Moto X can be rooted but the Verizon branded one can’t. I only use root to run a Debian chroot and enable GPS control for Tasker. I don’t do the whole flashing ROMs thing or run other root apps.

    • Kane Desousa

      They’re great at it.

  • Travis Faulkner

    I know the camera features are a little buried in the Play edition but what about the other stuff? Never got a full answer on complete differences

  • http://replicaz.bandcamp.com Phil Culver

    The M8’s battery is great, but this would be nice to have for my T-mobile variant. I wonder when the update is coming.

  • The Narrator

    Not sure updates are going to help that camera, HTC

    • T4rd

      Why not? Helped the Moto X a lot. I’m sure it won’t help sharpness (resolution), but there’s many other aspects it could help with.

      • The Narrator

        Yeah, Moto X camera still sucks even after the update.

        • T4rd

          Not really. Not nearly as bad as when it launched at least.

          • rawr

            “Suck less” doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. The relative amount of suck to itself might of improved, but the relative amount of suck to comparative phones is too great to buy a Moto X if the camera matters to you.

          • T4rd

            I still disagree, I think it’s more than adequate from what I’ve seen. Just because it’s not the best doesn’t mean that it sucks either. It’s all relative and subjective though, so we can go on forever about it.

          • El_Big_CHRIS

            Dat explanation

    • Jon D

      I like my M8 camera ive taken better pic that some of my G3’s pic to each his own….