Posts Tagged ‘HTC One X’

The bigger problem with Android has always been its fragmentation, which often results in certain devices being left out when it comes to being eligible for an Android version update. Unfortunately, this happens quite often with devices that are barely a year old, and quite capable (hardware-wise) to run the new software. Therefore, it’s really encouraging to see an old device getting an official update to a newer version of Android. If you own an HTC One X, you may have reason to rejoice, because renowned developer LlabTooFeR claims that HTC is planning to update its last year’s flagship, HTC One X, to Android 4.2.2, and not only that, but also supply the handset with the brand spanking new Sense 5 UI skin! Details past the break.

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Whichever side of the Android / iOS debate you consider yourself, there’s no denying that each has its fair share of advantages over the other. The lack of support for widgets is something many iOS users have bemoaned since the very first iPhone back in 2007, but thanks to the marvel of jailbreaking, these individuals seldom need lament Apple’s restrictions for too long. Although the HTC One X was only a moderately successful device, it did have a nice weather and clock widget typical of the company’s Sense software. Over the years, a number of Sense UI inspired themes have been made available on Cydia for jailbroken devices, and now, the latest version from HTC One X has been ported too for those running jailbroken iPhones.

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Music and mobile devices invariably go hand in hand these days. I can’t remember the last time I walked down the street or got on some public transport and didn’t see an individual with an iOS or Android powered smartphone with their headsets on listening to music. The accelerated development of smartphones over the last decade or so has drastically changed the way we see our phones, and apart from making phone calls, they are our everyday media powerhouses.

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With mobile devices often priced in excess of $500 unsubsidized for the very best handsets, it’s not hard to see why the bootleg market continues to thrive. Cloners continue to pull out some weird and wonderful rip-offs, and although it’s by no means the best we’ve seen, this fake HTC One X device certainly looks – at first glance – to be the real deal.

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HTC completely refreshed their whole lineup earlier this year with the One series of smartphones. The aim was to focus on a minimum number of phones so as to increase their overall quality, provide quick software updates and generally just reduce customer confusion that was created as a result of HTC releasing new smartphones every few weeks.

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A couple of days ago, I picked up an Android phone. The HTC One X to be exact. Really. If you’ve been a long time reader of Redmond Pie, or have followed any of my tweets and the like over the last few years, then you probably see me as something of an Apple fan. That’s fine – I own an iPhone 4S. I owned an iPhone 4 before that, and an iPhone 3G before that. I owned an original iPhone, too. I like iPhones. A lot.

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When big companies collaborate – especially within tech circles – the initial hype generated seldom equates to good products, and two companies which appear to be perfect partners “on paper” often cannot unite in discovering the magic formula required to push successful products.

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The HTC One X is an out and out powerhouse, and with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor as well as a beautiful, svelte design, it’s unsurprisingly one of the top choices among Android users.

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While the HTC One X boasts a pretty impressive camera, not every shot is perfection. Given the optimum lighting conditions and angle, the snapper can take some crystal-clear stills and videos, but, in many cases, it delivers pretty average photos.

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The level of interest and passion that is associated with mobile devices, especially those running the iOS and Android operating systems, is something that has skyrocketed over the last couple of years. With the imminent release of the new iPad and Google making some noise about future versions of the Android OS, it seems that consumer interest is only going to increase in the near future.The release of the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android was made public in the final quarter of 2011, but due to the way Google handles allowing manufacturers to update their firmware, it has seen a relatively tiny uptake, with approximately 1% of Android devices in existence running version 4.0.

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