The European version of the HTC One has just received a software update that promises to improve camera performance, among other things.
Update 1.29.401.13, as it’s not-so-catchily called, should be working its way to HTC One owners on these shores right now. The headline tweak has to be to the HTC One’s innovative 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera software.
Users should find that sound capture quality in Zoe has been improved, as has noise reduction in slow motion video capture.
HTC has also boosted colour reproduction and dynamic range in certain conditions, which includes a reduction of the over-exposure experienced in non-HDR shots.
Finally for the HTC One update’s camera improvements, a small glitch has been corrected whereby the ISO details weren’t correct in the EXIF information when the user had tweaked the settings manually.
HTC One Performance Improvements
It’s not all about the camera improvements, either. This latest HTC One update also brings improved general system performance and stability, and the phone should generally feel faster. Despite this, we’re still stuck with Android 4.1, so this isn’t the Android 4.2 update we’ve been waiting for.
The HTC One has been impressing all with its stellar metallic unibody design and its gorgeous 4.7-inch 1080p display, as well as the best and most innovative version of the Sense UI yet. We called it “the most desirable phone available right now” in our review.
Despite the 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera’s sterling low light performance, though, we were a tad disappointed with the final results, so this camera-focused software update can only be a good thing.