I dislike cases, I really really do. Why take an elegant, thin phone, and wrap it in cheap plastic that simultaneously makes your phone, uglier, heavier and thicker? I dislike them so much that for my old HTC Desire I bought a new housing, ripped the guts of the phone out of the old, scratched housing and transplanted the phone into a new housing rather than use a case to stop it being scratched in the first place.
Yes, I know what you’re going to say. Accidents happen, scratches happen, and without a cover that elegant phone will soon end up a scratchy mess, even for the more cautious (obsessive?) user like myself. I know this, but it doesn’t stop
‘A Superphone that ticks all the big boxes’
The second half of 2011 wasn’t a great time for HTC. Far too many phones were released, confusing consumers, and some phones were just plain bad. That’s not to say that HTC didn’t release some excellent phones (Sensation, I’m looking at you) but it wasn’t enough to stop a disappointing drop in profits, particularly against some very stiff competition from the likes of the Galaxy S II, the standout Android phone of 2011. The One X sits at the top of HTC’s lineup as the hero phone it hopes will return it to glory. Competing against the likes of the Galaxy S III, the Motorola RAZR line, and the …
Well this comes as a bit of a shock. Not all too long ago HTC officially announced the successor to the powerful flagship One X phone, the One X+. It features the same form factor, has a 4.7-inch screen but has some ramped up specifications. It also comes running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a faster processor, slimmer and new colour cues. Here’s the major specs:
Here’s the specifications:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 4.7-inch LCD2 display with HD 720p resolution
- 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip
- 1GB RAM
- 8-megapixel, f/2.0 camera
- 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm
- 2,100 mAh battery
Looky, looky – it’s not just Samsung fans who should be getting excited about the impending Jelly Bean update. Vodafone announced last week that Samsung had submitted the Jelly Bean update on the Galaxy S III to Vodafone for testing. Now, HTC have begun preparing their update to Vodafone which means it should be in their labs in the coming 1-2 weeks.
The update isn’t here just yet, but Vodafone have let everyone know that HTC are getting ready. HTC previously said on Twitter that the update would be out by the end of October and it looks like they’re making good on that statement. Telstra has previously said that HTC will be submitting the update for the One XL …
Tucked away in the press release for the HTC One X+ (which was made official last night) is a sweet little bit of information. It appears as though HTC’s two flagship devices, the One X and One S, are set to be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean “from October.”
The Android Jelly Bean with HTC™ Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One™ S and HTC One™ X from October.
Presumably, this update is for the international variants …
Update: We’re not sure if this device will come packing LTE capabilities. Seeing as though HTC’s website doesn’t mention it as a feature, we can’t expect it to have an LTE radio as standard. However, we do know that the device will have “LTE only available in select countries.” Stay tuned.
Update 2: HTC Australia have released an official statement on the matter:
“The HTC One X + was announced globally on 3 October 2012. However, HTC cannot comment on unreleased products in the Australian market.”
HTC’s update to their flagship One X model has just received a small update in hardware. Well, while it looks very similar on the outside, it is very different under the hood. HTC have …
Written by Viet Tu Vu.
For a while, the HTC One X+ has been just a rumour. Being the successor to the flagship phone of HTC brings high expectations. According to leaks, it features a better quad-core processor (1.7GHz, compared to the One X – 1.5GHz) running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 64GB of built-in memory, Beats Audio and 25GB of Dropbox cloud storage.
Will HTC’s new beast of a phone compare to the competition? GSMArena’s tests show that the One X matches the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Perhaps the One X+ has just what it takes to be claim the title.
Currently, the HTC One X+ is expected to launch in the UK under O2, and T-Mobile …
Well this is some exciting news! It looks like HTC’s major flagship phone, the One X, is in line to be receiving some nice and buttery Jelly Bean goodness shortly. Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo has reported that they have heard a bit about HTC’s update plans. The international (unbranded) variant of the One X will supposedly be updated to Jelly Bean in October, with carrier branded versions to follow suit by Christmas – or at least that is the hope.
Unfortunately, there’s no news on the One S and it’s prospective update.
This is what the man Paul O’Brien himself had to say:
If you’re using a generic device you don’t have too long to wait… HTC will be starting
Unless you were living under a rock, you probably have heard that last night the iPhone 5 was announced. If you were living under a rock, it’s a good thing you apparently have internet under that rock so you can read this post. The more diligent tech enthusiasts out there are probably also aware that about a week ago Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 920. This represents the first announced Windows 8 phone, and so gives us an insight into what we can expect on Windows 8 phones.
Now I know what you’re all saying. You’re saying “But Bob, this is ANDROID Australia, get this Apple and Nokia rage rage rage expletives expletives rage”. However here at Android Australia we …
Got an HTC One X with Vodafone? Perhaps now is the time to be a bit more happy. No, it’s not the Jelly Bean updates (which we know is coming), but it is a little step closer. Vodafone has announced that the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.1 update for the HTC One X is now ready for download.
The update is available OTA so there’s no need to go running to your PC of choice.
You know the drill. Head over to Settings -> About -> Software Updates -> Check Now.
The update should be there waiting for you. So, without further ado, there’s nothing left to do but enjoy your new Ice Cream Sandwich with some …
Well, what do we have here. Just a few days ago a couples images leaked of what is expected to be an upcoming HTC device. Or, as I was leaning towards, the upcoming phone is actually the rumoured Beats By Dre phone. It has a black design with red strips down the side, the same colours as Beats represent themselves with. Of course this could be taken as a Verizon branded phone, but it looks a bit more ‘Beats-y’ to me.
While we really don’t know all that much about the phone (besides the fact that it is black), we are free to speculate all we like. Many have suggested that HTC are working on a 5″ device, …
Thanks again to our regular tipster, Alex, we have another deal to share with you all. Dick Smith are selling the HTC One X on its lonesome for $668. However, if you purchase it you have the choice to pay an extra $15 and receive a couple of extra goodies.
You’ll be getting yourself a pair of Beats by Dre urbeats headphones – that is, the in-ear headphones that retail for $149 and a ‘force suction universal holder.’
If you’re after an HTC One X and want a bit more of a reason to grab one then this should do the trick. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive from Dick Smith than other online retailers, however, the extra goodies make …