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HTC allegedly solves One M9 overheating through software update

It looks like HTC could have solved the One M9's overheating problems through a software update. Earlier this week, a test proved that the non-final version of the One M9 overheats at up to 55 degrees Celsius.

Earlier this week, we reported on the tests performed by the Dutch tech bloggers from tweakers.net, ones that found that the surface temperature of the One M9 can reach up to 55 degrees Celsius while under heavy load. Shortly after the One M9 overheating issues surfaced in the tech blogosphere, HTC's Jeff Gordon announced on Twitter that all pre-launch benchmarks should not be considered as accurate, as the flagship is still waiting for the final software update.

Building up on that news, today a new rumor broke over at the XDA forum, a rumor according to which HTC has solved the One M9's overheating problems through a software update. The OTA update changelog also mentions improvements brought to the camera. This rumor is backed up by a Twitter user who claims that the Taiwanese manufacturer has finalized the One M9 firmware for most regions, and that the smartphone is ready for launch. Allegedly, the One M9 surface temperature has been lowered by 10 degrees Celsius on average. It remains to be seen if this software update will sacrifice processing power to maintain a cooler "engine". 

The HTC One M9 was scheduled to be launched on March 16 in Taiwan, but the manufacturer has delayed the launch, confirming that the final software wasn't ready yet. Taiwan, HTC's home market, will get the One M9 tomorrow, while most other markets will have to wait until April 10.

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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03-20 (Update: 2015-03-20)