Owners of last year’s souped up HTC One X, the HTC One X+, should be on the lookout for a new update wanting to install on their devices to bring their Android version up to 4.2.2. Along with the upgraded Android version, they will also receive HTC’s Sense 5 UI. Along with the Sense 5 UI, HTC includes the BlinkFeed homescreen, the ability to create 30 second clips from gallery images, camera focus lock with a long press, some music player enhancements, and battery improvements.
The update to Android 4.2.2 means owners of the HTC One X+ will get to enjoy features like lockscreen widgets, a quick settings panel, triple-tap magnification, Gesture Mode navigation, and other performance improvements. The update clocks in at 484MB. HTC has started rolling out the update, but it is going in phases, so the notification may not have shown up on your phone yet if you own one of these devices. You can always perform a manual check by going to Settings -> About phone -> Software update or using the HTC Sync Manager on a computer.
Fantastic news for HTC One X owners tired of waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA…your wait is over! Assuming you were patient and are still running the stock firmware, you can now download it to your handset and update it yourself.
To install the update on your stock device (AT&T version ONLY), simply:
Update: AT&T’s blog post about the Jelly Bean update is live again and HTC One X owners should get the update starting today, March 7th.
AT&T’s HTC One X was released in May 2012 and users have been waiting for an update to Jelly Bean ever since. Now, thanks to a post on the AT&T Consumer Blog, an update is coming very soon. However, it appears that someone may have jumped the gun as the blog post no longer exists. Thanks to Google, a cached version exists which says the HTC One X will start receiving 4.1 Jelly Bean on March 7th. Users will also get access to the following features:
- AT&T Locker – Allows you to automatically store photos, videos and documents securely in the cloud, so you can access and share from your smartphone or computer.
- AT&T DriveMode® - Helps curb texting and driving. The app can be set-up to automatically send a customizable reply to incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving 25 mph. The auto-reply message is similar to an “out-of-office alert” and can reply to texts, emails and wireless callers letting your friends know that you are driving and unable to respond.*
- AT&T Messages – Displays all your texts, calls, and voicemail messages together in a single inbox, easily accessible from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
The Jelly Bean update for the HTC One X seen on Taiwanese devices last month is starting to make its way around the world. The update has been confirmed for unlocked CID_038 and CID_044 devices in India, Argentina, Russia, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. The HTC update includes: upgrades to Android 4.1 and Sense 4+, UI enhancement, camera performance tweaks, new gallery event/map view and improved power management. The software update (3.14.707.24) is 364.56MB and prompts users to use WiFi.
Source: HTC Source
HTC has made good on its promise to bring Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ to the One X this month. XDA users are reporting the roll out has begun in HTC’s home country of Taiwan. The hefty 352.87MB update (software number 3.14.709.16) will bring the One X to Android 4.1 and Sense 4+. No news on the One S or One XL, but we remain hopeful this One X roll out is the beginning.
Of course, if you’re not willing to wait for the update to make it to your region, there are other ways to get Jelly Bean early on the One X.
via: Gotta Be Mobile
As we approach the close of 2012, there’s not much left to anticipate or look forward to… unless if you’re a T-Mobile customer. Thanks to our friends at TMoNews, we now know what Android devices will join T-Mobile’s line up and when they will be released. According to a leaked roadmap, we’re all set to see the LG Optimus L9 and Huawei Summit released on Halloween (10/31), a Samsung Galaxy S II color refresh on 10/29 and a mysterious Samsung Toba device— which is possibly suspected to be a new tablet– released on November 7th.
Naturally, the major focus for the close of the year will likely be the HTC One X+ and Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones, but it’s still nice to see additional options being available to T-Mobile customers as well.
A new HTC device going by the model number PM63100 has shown up in the FCC database. According the documents available, this new smartphone will have LTE capability, just as we suspected based on information slowly leaking out about the device over the past month. The model number corresponds to an HTC device that appeared on the GLBenchmark site back in July that was powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor running at 1.7GHz. Many think this new device will be the HTC One X+, a revision of their current flagship device the HTC One X. According to some specs that were released last week by an XDA forum member, the HTC One X+ will carry 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed. Based on the LTE bands identified in the FCC documents, it appears the device may be headed to AT&T, though we have also reported it should show up in T-Mobile’s lineup as well.
You all remember that special-edition HTC One X? You know– the bipolar, but attractive custom HTC One X smartphone we told you about yesterday? Well the Cushnie et Ochs-inspired smartphone has officially gone up for auction on eBay. The custom phone started off at $350, but is expected to go much higher and there’s still less than a week to go. The real question is how high will the bids go and who will be the lucky individual to win the custom toy? The good thing is we won’t have to wait too long to find out.
Are you someone who finds themselves stuck in “analysis paralysis” mode when it comes to selecting a color for your new smartphone device? Perhaps you lament the fact that smartphones lack a certain sense of style? HTC hopes to combat that by offering a distinctive black and white HTC One X inspired by Cushnie et Ochs.
If you are interested in joining the exclusive group of owners of this custom designed HTC One X, HTC is offering a way for you to win one. You do have to be a member of Pinterest to participate. On Pinterest, you just need to follow HTC Mobile, repin one of their images, and leave a link to your repin on the original image. A winner will be randomly selected on September 14th. Hit the source link for the specific instructions and links to participate.
source: HTC Blog
Owner’s of the international version of the HTC One X should expect to see a new over-the-air update rolling out to their devices. Reports indicate the update is very similar to the update that recently rolled out for the AT&T version of the One X and takes the device up to Android 4.0.4. HTC indicates in their announcement that the update includes improvements to Sense like mapping menu functions to the “recent app” key, better tab management in the browser, and some enhanced phone capabilities. Some memory and stability improvements are included as well. HTC also improved SDK support for Media Link and for the video call framework to help developers. Hit the break for the full statement from HTC.