HTC has released a software update for the HTC One S owners in Germany and the Netherlands. Owners of the HTC One S have started to receive a new software update for their devices. Also, the black bar below some apps are removed and the camera has been improved.
HTC has the software based on Android 4.0.4 and the version number of its Sense interface screws up to 4.1. Also makes it possible to update the black bar that appears under some apps to remove. That bar appears in applications that are not optimized for Android 4.0 and higher, and therefore require a physical menu button. Users can now choose the menu button to link to the physical button that is intended to the list of recent applications to open. The improvements that the new software provides is largely similar to the 4.0.4 update that HTC recently released for its flagship HTC One X smartphone.
HTC has announced that the update the battery life of the One S must improve. How much difference this makes, is not yet known, but from benchmarks test at the One X with the 4.0.4 software shows that about a quarter saves. Even the white balance and autofocus camera has improved, along with adjustments made to the browser.
With the rollout of the software in mainland Europe it is probably safe to assume other regions won’t be too far behind. The update is currently pushed OTA (over the air) in stages, so not all HTC One S owners will receive it at once.