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T-Mobile HTC One gets another software update, this time to fix broken camera functionality

HTC One T-MobileWhile the latest OTA update for the T-Mobile-branded HTC One brought some nice improvements to the device, including enhanced LTE connectivity, the update seemingly carried one fairly major flaw: HDR functionality was inadvertently removed from the camera app!

Luckily, HTC and T-Mobile were quick to recognize the problem and have already released a patch, only a few days after the first update went out. To download the update to the camera, just navigate to Settings > About > Software Updates > Check now – in other words, the same process you used to download the first update.

While I’m glad to see that HTC was quick to fix the problem, I’m a little concerned that something this big somehow passed through quality control undetected. This obviously speaks to the rigour with which software updates are tested, which doesn’t seem to be very high. HTC has also had quite a history lately releasing buggy updates, including one that broke navigation on the EVO 4G LTE (that took much longer to fix, too).

One of the excuses that HTC uses when defending its delayed Android updates is that it needs time to fine tune and test the software. Unfortunately, if things this big are still appearing in official releases, then I think it’s time for HTC to rethink its arguments and figuring out a better way to get things done.

[HTC Source]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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