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Software patch coming to T-Mobile HTC One S to address Wifi calling battery drain

HTC and T-Mobile have a fix in the works to address the battery drain issues while the HTC One S is using Wifi calling. There's no real detail about what the issue is, but AC member venious, who has been using the One S since Day 1, thinks that while on a call using the Wifi calling feature, the battery is drained more than normal. So far, battery life has not been a major concern across the various Internet forums for the device.

Wifi calling is a big draw for many (including yours truly) and it's great to see any issues identified so quickly. While we have no word on when to expect any software patch, this being one of HTC's (and T-Mobile's) flagship phones means they should be prioritizing any fix. We'll all keep an eye out for it. In the meantime, we're talking all about the things we love, the things we don't, and the lust we have for this one in the One S forums -- jump in and join us!

Source: T-Mobile; via Android Central forums

Thanks, venious!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Must be unique to the one S, because I haven't seen any problems on the One X (international). I have people overseas that I talk to on wifi calling, and the connection is so astoundingly good that it shows what c*r*a*p service the carriers are providing. I've actually moved away from the built in client, preferring the CSipSimple nightly builds due to the ability to make calls over 3g instead of being locked to wifi.
  • They need to fix the speaker quality.