The HTC One Max for Verizon Wireless has started receiving the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update, less than a couple of weeks after the Sprint variant of the smartphone started getting the software update. Apart from bug fixes, the new firmware brings a number of improvements as well as better battery conservation features for a long power life.
Verizon has revealed that the new update has added a master switch to the HTC One Max that can be used to directly put location settings on or off. It lets you know exactly which apps are using these settings and even reveals the estimated battery use of the applications. There are three different location profiles to choose from – high accuracy, battery saving and device sensors.
And what’s more, the firmware also brings certain applications such as Verizon cloud, Verizon Location Agent and Verizon Support and Protect. Once you update the phone, it will be possible to download OTA upgrades over Wi-Fi in the future. And what’s more, the phone will no longer run Device Management while a firmware download is in progress.
Some other improvements have been made as well and you can now finally expect the Bluetooth Car Kit to run efficiently. The icon for ‘copy’ placed on the top right side on the screen has been made functional and also, the notification light has been updated to blink for messages, missed calls and even emails.
Verizon Wireless has already started rolling out the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for the HTC One Max and it should reach you soon, if it hasn’t already.
Here are the key features of the One Max:
– Platform: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5
– Display: 5.9-inch 1080p Super LCD3
– Processor: 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
– Memory: 2GB RAM
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
– Dimensions: 164.5mm x 82.5mm x 10.29mm
– Weight: 217 grams