An update that should solve the button problem of the HTC U12 Plus is now available. The smartphone does not have physical but capacitive buttons. These cause irritations for many users.
This is how the HTC U12 Plus update buttons will work
HTC promises that the update offers, among other things, ‘improvements for the pressure-sensitive buttons’. The new software is immediately rolled out among European owners of the device. Users automatically receive a notification as soon as the update with version number 1.21.401.4 is available.
There are buttons on the side of the HTC U12 Plus, but you can not press them. They vibrate slightly when you touch them and are equipped with a small touch sensor. It is a striking idea that works badly in practice. The buttons often respond too slowly and give moderate feedback.
In our HTC U12 Plus review we were not happy about the new buttons. “Because they are not real buttons, there is a delay in pressing the button and the action that comes with it. Tap the on / off button, then it takes a second before the screen turns on. The volume buttons work even less well: if you tap a button in quick succession to turn off the volume, for example, three-quarters of your attempts will not be registered, “says Wouter.
We have not yet been able to test the update, but some users who already have the software on their device are responding positively. The response time would be much faster, making them work almost as well as ‘traditional’ buttons. That takes away one of the biggest downsides of the U12 Plus.
Improved camera and security update
Incidentally, the update also offers some improvements for the camera. For example, there is an automatic zoom option for videos, and you can now record 4K videos with unlimited length. Previously, the video was automatically stopped after a few minutes to prevent overheating of the device.
In addition, HTC is rolling out the June 2018 security update with this update. In addition, the company promises improvements in battery life and processing power. Apps should run a little smoother and smoother.
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The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip