Much to the dismay of HTC One S users, the long-awaited Android update has interrupted battery life and disrupted user experience. While the update included a range of impressive features, along with the upgrade from 2011 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the recent Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version, it has also resulted in quicker draining of battery life, among other issues.
TMoNews draws attention to a forum discussion, which reveals that HTC One S owners who downloaded the update from T-Mobile are experiencing abnormal battery drain. Users say that the update has disturbed the GPS functionality, which in turn has affected battery life. They say that the GPS continues to function when the phone is turned off, resulting in battery drain. Other users, who did not find the battery life that bad, say that there is a noticeable drop in battery life after the update.
T-Mobile released the sizeable 675 MB update to Jelly Bean, along with a host of apps and features, including Google Now, Project Butter, Face Unlock, updated camera, advanced notifications, security patches, and a few bug fixes. The update was expected to provide a more responsive user interface, better search features, and an overall better user experience. Users were asked to connect their HTC One S to a stable Wi-Fi connection to perform the upgrade.
Generally, battery life problems are inevitable after major upgrades to Android phones. But, this time, the severity of the issue seeks a fix. Though complaints relate to a faulty GPS, there could be more issues at play. T-Mobile will probably come up with another update if the problem is rampant. However, users have no other go, but to wait to see if T-Mobile will release a software update to manage the issue.