HTC may have just fixed the One M9’s overheating problem

HTC’s One M9 has been official for a few weeks now, and while the phone’s hardware may be complete, the situation with its software hasn’t seemed quite so polished. We’ve heard numerous reports of issues with the phone’s code, ranging from boot failures to insufficient thermal control measures, leaving the handset capable of running far hotter than its peers. The hope’s been that HTC would be able to deliver some updated software prior to the One M9’s commercial release that would put an end to these problems, and today word arrives that it may have just achieved that goal.

First we hear a tip that HTC’s finalized the One M9’s software and everything’s ready to go for the start of retail sales. While that doesn’t specifically address what’s changed, the idea of a last-minute software change has been consistent with rumors of a pre-release fix.

The next source is a bit more clear about what to expect, claiming that HTC’s begun sending out an OTA update to One M9 advance units currently in the hands of testers, and an accompanying changelog specifically mentions thermal improvements (as well as a camera tweak). Supposedly running about 10C cooler than before, that would make the One M9 still a bit toasty, but much closer to being in line with other high performance phones.

We’ll have to let you know how our own experiences pan out, but it’s looking promising that the One M9’s arrival may go a lot more smoothly than recently feared.

Source: LlabTooFeR (Twitter), herwegan (XDA-Developers forums)
Via: Phandroid

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