HTC is currently hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, completely focused on nothing but Android updates. As Android users might be aware, HTC for the most part hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to updating flagship devices in a timely manner, but they have given it their best since the launch of the One.
When Google released Kit Kat last year, HTC announced that in 90 days, all US variants of the device would be running Android 4.4+. As it turned out, they didn’t quite meet their own timeframe, but you have to give them credit due to the company’s complete transparency on social media as to why devices weren’t being updated. Now in February, all One devices should be running Kit Kat. (more…)
HTC announced via Twitter that the One X and One X+ will be staying on their current version of Android, and won’t ever be seeing a Kit Kat update. Both devices currently sit on Android 4.2.2, not even 4.3 which would have been nice for consumers.
Truth be told, the One X is nearly two years old, so without sounding like a hypocrite, we should say that HTC’s apparent lack of support for this particular phone shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, the One X+ was launched in October of 2012, so the phone isn’t even close to two years old. Why HTC feels like cutting support for this device, which sports specs that could easily handle Kit Kat, makes very little sense and is sure to anger a few buyers. (more…)
If you’ve been waiting to drop your contract with one of the big carriers and go prepaid, but haven’t found the unlocked phone to do it with yet, today might be your lucky day. Groupon is hosting a deal that gets you the HTC One X, the same phone I used in our prepaid carrier test, for only $349.99 with free shipping. (more…)
Love it or hate it, HTC is fully behind their Android skin, Sense. With each upgrade it is promised to be slimmer and easier to use, but still people complain about it getting in the way of their phone. Sense 5 debuted with their newest flagship the HTC One this year, but according to an HTC ROM developer, Sense 5 is upcoming for last year’s device, the One X. (more…)
Facebook Home is official and launching April to the Google Play store. Device compatibility is limited for now, as Facebook has worked to make the experience as polished as can be. The first run of devices includes the HTC One and One X. From Samsung we’ll see compatibility for the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 2. Other devices will come down the road.
Tablet support is also coming, but not for a few of months. (more…)
Apparently, the HTC One X on AT&T has been more of an ignored step-child device than Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, which has at least been running a Jelly Bean build for some time now and even sports Android 4.2.2 after a recent update. Unfortunately for One X users, they have been stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich since they bought the device, with no real word from AT&T and watching as mid-range device after mid-range device received Android 4.1+ updates. (more…)
A curious user over on HTC’s Facebook decided to ask when his One X would receive an update to Sense 5, with HTC throwing down a good answer. According to whoever runs their FB page, the global variants of the One X, One X+, One S, and HTC Butterfly will all receive an update to Sense 5 within the “next few months.” (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, the DROID DNA received somewhat of an S-OFF through the work of a phone repair shop who had a special tool that they would use on your device should you be willing to pay at least $45. It really wasn’t all that practical. And hopefully, no one actually used the service, because a much simpler S-OFF method has been released tonight by beaups and jcase of TeamAndIRC. (more…)