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A new software update for the HTC One 2014 model is now available for Verizon customers.
This update is significantly different from the one that rolled out for Sprint users earlier this month. This version does not alter the device's extreme power saving mode as it was issued to correct bugs and improve overall performance.
The change-log for it states that it will provide an ERI Update to remove the roaming indicator icon displayed on some HTC One M8s, will resolve issues related to webpage and application connection errors in certain conditions, will enhance Bluetooth connectivity, integrates a new copy/paste feature in the gallery, will add Mute/Edit buttons to the video highlights tile, and will improve sync behavior while closing the flip with Dot matrix case.
Sprint customers can now download a new firmware that will bring extreme power saving mode. The actual feature is called Extreme Power Saving Mode and it sustains the One M8 when the power is extremely low and allows it to make emergency calls.
It turns off smart functionality which gives users a basic home screen with a phone dialer, text messaging, calculator, calendar and HTC email. This mode can yield 15 hours of use on just 5 percent battery.
An HTC One software update that will bring Sense 6 to the original model will roll out later this spring.
HTC confirmed this at the HTC One M8 unveiling event which took place recently. The new UI also known as "Sixth Sense" will make its official debut on the new version, which is now available for purchase in Verizon retail locations and at AT&T's online store.
The original HTC One launched around one year ago and currently runs the latest version of Sense 5.
Sense 6 comes with an updated version of BlinkFeed that was demonstrated at the One M8 unveiling. Its new layout is more spacious, so users will be able to find specific posts more easily. They will also have the ability to create custom feeds based on any specific topic of their liking.