U.S. versions of the HTC One M9 getting software update to match global models

There are a few headlines going around this evening about a software update hitting the HTC One M9 that, among other things, brings about some camera updates. That's obviously a good thing in the case of the M9, which hasn't exactly left us overly impressed in the camera department.

But context is important here. This update is to bring U.S. models of the M9 in line with the software on the global version, HTC has told us (and others). And while folks should see an improvement in image processing after this update — just as we did three weeks ago on the global model we used in our review, and as we noted in the "About this review section" — we'd caution against believing that this is some magical update that will cure all that ailed us.

Repeat: This update that's being bandied about was already applied to our phone when we took sample images in our review three weeks ago. (You can see the full-resolution shots here.) If the images look great to you, then that's great! But this update isn't like to be a magical cure-all.

The HTC One M9 is available in stores on Friday, April 10.

Phil Nickinson