May 2nd, 2014

HTC One M8 extreme power saving mode

After the HTC One M8 in Canada began receiving its 1.54 update which enabled the handset to enter an extreme low power state — better known as “Extreme Power Saving Mode” — some were wondering why the SIM unlocked and Developer Edition versions of the handsets were left high and dry.

It’s a bit unconventional, but we’re now seeing that same update (software build 1.54.1540.9) hit SIM unlocked/Dev Edition handsets. Aside from EPSM, the update also brings with it “camera and gallery feature enhancements,” pretty much the same changelog we saw hit America Jr. M8’s a few weeks back.

As for carrier branded models in the US, currently only Sprint models were updated over-the-air with Extreme Power Saving Mode, a software feature that first needed approval from the FCC before it could officially hit handsets here in the states. No word on when we can expect 1.54 to begin rolling out for T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon HTC One M8s, but we’ll keep you posted.

Thanks, Josh!

Image credit: MobileSyrup

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