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AT&T One (M8) Gets Major Feature That Was Missing at Launch

by Todd Haselton | May 15, 2014May 15, 2014 9:30 am PST

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One of the features that most excites me about the next-generation of flagship smartphones is the new extended power saving models. OEMs have different monikers for them; Samsung calls it Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Galaxy S5 and HTC calls its own “Extreme Power Saving Mode.” When the One (M8) hit AT&T, however, it didn’t have the option activated.

Now, AT&T is rolling out a software update that adds Extreme Power Saving Mode to its HTC One (M8). When active, you should be able to milk hours and hours of battery life out of your device, even if the battery is hovering below 10-percent. That’s because it turns off most features and only allows you to use what’s absolutely necessary, like the phone and SMS.

According to¬†Mobile Burn, the maintenance release also includes more effects for the HTC Duo Camera, which uses a secondary depth sensor, and fixes a bug that was blocking some folks from activating the 50GB of free Google Drive storage that comes with the device. We checked our AT&T One (M8) and it said an update wasn’t available yet, however, so you may need to sit tight for a bit.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...