AT&T HTC One X Users Now Recieving Jelly Bean Update

HTC One X users on AT&T are finally receiving the long awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Users can download this update by heading into the Settings app on their HTC One X and tapping on the ‘About phone’ option and then tapping on the ‘Check for updates’ button. After following these steps, you should be able to download the Android 4.1 update.

Android Jelly Bean brings a whole slew of new features to the HTC One X on AT&T. The update brings the addition of Google’s new Siri-competitor, Google Now. Google Now can be used for voice commands and other types of information delivery. The update also brings Google’s new ‘Project Butter’ to the One X and  is reported to speed up all transitions and animations on the smartphone.

AT&T has also thrown a few new and updated apps into the One X’s Jelly Bean update as well. Once you’ve updated your One X, you’ll notice that AT&T Messenger, AT&T DriveMode and AT&T Locker have all been added to your smartphone. AT&T Messenger allows you to sync texts, calls and voicemail messages across your smartphone, tablet and computer. AT&T DriveMode is an app that is supposed to help stop texting and driving. When enabled, your smartphone will send auto-reply SMS messages to people attempting to message you telling them that you’re unable to respond. Finally, AT&T Locker is a cloud storage service by AT&T that lets you save photos and other documents to the cloud.

Source: Android Guys

HTC’s M7 To Come With A “Simple and Clean UI”

The HTC One X was not exactly a success for the Taiwanese maker last year. However, the company expects to bounce back with the release of the One X successor this year at Mobile World Congress.

While the world is yet to get its glimpse of the One X successor, codenamed the M7, the specs of the handset are all but known. The M7 will sport a 4.7 (5?)-inch 1080p S-LCD3 display, a quad-core Krait processor, 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, and a non-removable battery.

Now, the folks over at HTC Source have managed to get some more information about the M7 thanks to their insider. The M7 will not be sporting a unibody aluminum shell, and will pack some design cues from the DROID DNA. It will also have a “very nice looking beveled edge”, along with a new version of HTC Sense that features a “simple and clean UI”. I am not sure what the “simple and clean UI” statement here means, but if we are looking at a near-stock Android like experience on the M7 with just some minor tweaks and additions from HTC, then I am going to be among the first few people to get my hands on the phone.

The only worrying part is that HTC is currently testing the handset with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on-board. However, considering that the phone’s launch is still more than 1.5 months away, HTC has ample time to release the phone with Android 4.2 on-board.

HTC One X Gets The Android 4.1 Update In Asia And Europe

HTC One X was originally launched with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating system. As promised, the manufacturer has already started rolling out the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. However, this update was limited to Korea, Taiwan and select regions of the world. Now, it seems that the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer has rolled out this update in almost all of the regions in Europe and Asia.

htc one x

The size of the update is around 365 MB and it bumps the OS and HTC Sense to Android 4.1.1 and Sense 4+ respectively. The latest update bring the usual Jelly Bean features such as Google Now, Project Butter, offline text-to-speech, better performance in camera, new Gallery app, improved power management and advanced notifications. The update for Indian version adds support for Punjabi, Oriya, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

The latest can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). As usual, we advise you to backup all of your data and completely charge the battery before upgrading the device. If you still haven’t received this update, then just go to Settings > About > Software Updates and check for the update.

How I Fixed My HTC One X Broken Screen

The HTC One X is pure bliss. Its design and look is orgasmic, the specs are mind-blowing and it is an awesome phone to own. It has turned some heads in the world of Android phones, and has been appreciated by everyone. Although it failed to bring HTC out of its misery, or compete with the heavy marketing of the Galaxy S3, HTC has its own fan base and the phone has been received well by HTC Fans and others as well.


All the goodness aside, the HTC One X comes without a fair piece of warning — it is a fragile piece of beauty. There are some videos of people banging their HTC One X on the table, some using it as a hammer while some others doing drop tests showing minimal damage. The banging and hammering videos are all fake, and the reality is that HTC One X has a brittle glass. The corning gorilla glass is scratch proof, but definitely not impact-proof.

How I ended up with a broken HTC One X

It was pretty simple actually. I was on my way to work, the phone was in my hand and I had my earphones on. The earphones were tangled with my ID card tag, one thing led to another and before I knew, the phone fell off my hand, landed on the ground and I could see the glass cracking up and a flash of sunlight reflecting from the fissure. Heartbroken, I picked up the phone to see everything was working just fine.

HTC One X Case Review – Case-Mate vs Official HTC Case

The HTC One X sports a polycarbonate unibody construction and Corning Gorilla glass display. In theory, both of them should make HTC’s precious flagship more durable. In reality though, as the amply shattered glass of my friend’s One X suggests, there is still plenty of room for improvement. In fact, HTC’s sleek construction with a protruding display might have made the One X more vulnerable. It’s never a bad idea to get some extra protection for your beloved smartphone. I asked Mobilefun, a leading retailer of phone accessories, to send across a couple of cases for review, and they obliged.

The first case I wanted to check out was ‘Case-Mate Barely There for HTC One X’. As the name suggests, this case is extremely slim (just over a millimeter), and adds very little bulk to the phone. It’s made from flexible plastic and seems to be pretty durable. The case features neatly cut out orifices to provide you access to all the functionality, including camera and charging. Although the Case-Mate case is precisely crafted, portions of it overflow onto the screen, which is a good thing, since it offers protection for the screen on the sides.


The One X is a pretty good looking phone. If not for its frog-eyed lens, it would have been a real stunner. The Barely There case does justice to the One X’s appearance and retains most of its beauty. Unfortunately, after a few days of usage, my unit developed ugly white patches that you can see in the image above. Mobilefun indicates that this is the first complaint it has received about the case, so it might be one of those one-off manufacturing defects.


The second case I reviewed is the official HTC Hard Case for the One X. The hard case is one of the most distinctive looking cases you are likely to see. Its perforated back renders it a unique appearance, while also improving grip. The case itself seems to be a lot more rugged than the Barely There case, and didn’t pick up any scratches or other deformities during my usage. HTC also claims that the mesh at the back improves ventilation and helps keep the phone cool during heavy usage. However, the perforations have one significant disadvantage – they also allow dust to accumulate. You will have to clean up your phone once in a while, if you don’t want to end up with ugly dirt spots (second image below).



Both the HTC One X phone covers received from Mobilefun were excellent. The Case-Mate Barely There for HTC One X costs £15.95 in the UK and Rs. 1121.99 in India, while the HTC One X Official Hard Case costs £17.99 in the UK and Rs. 1266.00 in India. Given the nominal price difference between the two, I will prefer the official Hard Case. It appears to be more rugged, and also provides a better grip, while lending your phone a distinctive look.

HTC One X Official Hard Case: 4/5 (Excellent)
Case-Mate Barely There For HTC One X: 3/5 (Good)

[ Disclaimer: Cases reviewed were supplied by MobileFun ]

HTC One X Android 4.0.4 Update Rolling Out In India

HTC One X is the company’s most powerful smartphone which comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor, 8 megapixel camera, NFC and so on. This handset was originally shipped with the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. However, the manufacturer has already rolled out the Android 4.0.4 update in the US and Europe. Now, the same update is rolling out for the One X users in India.

This update comes with general stability improvements, music improvements, enhanced camera capabilities, improved browsing experience and much more. After upgrading your device, the recent apps key will open context menu inside non ICS app, instead of opening the multi-tasking grid in Sense. This update will also brings Hindi, Tamil and Marathi language support. Check out the changelog after the break.


  • System performance and stability enhancements
  • Internet browsing experience enhancements
  • HTC Car user experience enhancements
  • User interface enhancements
  • Music improvements
  • New SDK support for developers
  • Hindi, Tamil, Marathi keyboard Support

The latest update is numbered 2.17.720.2 and it will upgrade the handset to Android 4.0.4 OS and bump the UI to Sense 4.1. The size of the update 141.21 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). As usual, we advise you to backup all of your data and completely charge the battery before upgrading the device. If you still haven’t received this update, then just go to Settings > About > Software Updates and check for the update.

HTC One X Gets The Android 4.0.4 Update

HTC One X is the company’s most powerful smartphone till date. This handset originally runs on the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. HTC has recently announced a new software update for this device. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, it is not the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update you’ve been waiting for. The latest update will upgrade the handset to the Android 4.0.4 OS and bumps the UI to Sense 4.1.

Instead of opening the multi-tasking grid in Sense, the recent apps key will now open context menu inside non ICS apps such as Facebook. You can also open the multitasking menu just by long-pressing the recent app key. This update not only brings the general stability improvements to the device, but also enhances the camera capabilities such as white balance and continuous autofocus.

Apart from the changes mentioned above, you can expect enhancements to memory, platform stability and improved overall browsing experience. The company has also added a single sign-on feature for Facebook, which will allow the users to access Facebook in multuple apps and browsers. The latest upgrade to Beats audio is touted to provide an authentic sound experience.

Earlier this week, AT&T has already rolled out this update for the HTC One X. Now, the owners of the international variant will start receiving the Android 4.0.4 update. The size of the update is 148 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.

HTC One X Review: Taming the Beast

Earlier this year, HTC unveiled its flagship Android phone, the HTC One X. The One X is part of a bigger change at HTC and represents its new focus on the mobile market with its One series. The One is the next step in HTC’s innovative product design and philosophy, and clearly, the One X will be one of the most powerful devices to have come out this year. I got my hands on a One X almost a fortnight ago, and it continues to amaze me. This is an HTC One X review post, and I am going to share my experience with this beast of a phone.


The One series


The One series has three phones under its banner- the HTC One X, the One S and the One V. The One X has two more variants, the North-American version, and the One XL, which sports LTE and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset. With the One Series, HTC has dedicated itself to creating a few awesome devices under one banner instead of pushing out varied devices all year round. Along with this new product lineup, the One also represents HTC’s new philosophy.

The One V is the first phone in the One series, with a 1 GHz processor, a 3.7-inch screen and Android 4.0. The One V sports the looks of the HTC Legend, and is aimed at the entry-level Android-phone market. The next phone, the One S has an aluminum unibody. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display. The One X is the flagship device in the One series and it a set of killer features leading up to pure awesomeness.



The One X boasts of a gigantic 4.7-inch 720p HD display with a 1.5 GHz quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 SoC infernal machine running inside it. The device is codenamed Endeavor, and was carrying that name until February, when HTC dropped the Endeavor moniker and branded it as the One X. At 5.3-inches long and 2.7-inches wide, the phone will seem gigantic in your hand on first use. The all-new HTC Sense 4.0 is a step away from the disappointing earlier version 3.6 and the visual improvements will bring smiles to the faces of HTC fans like me.


The One X is available in grey and white versions. I went for the white version because it looks classy, with the black screen augmenting the elegance. This phone is feature packed all throughout and every nook and corner screams “attention to detail”. Let us take an in-depth look at what the One X has to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 4S

Last week Samsung unveiled the Galaxy SIII. The new flagship from the Korean giant, which is now the world’s leading mobile manufacturer, couples mighty hardware with smart software. The new Galaxy is still a few weeks from launch, but debates on its supremacy have already reached a fever pitch. If you are looking to buy the best smartphone that money can buy, you essentially have three choices – the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the HTC One X, and the Apple iPhone 4S. Lumia 900 is a spectacular device, but the weakness of the Windows Phone ecosystem hurts its chances. While specs aren’t everything, here is a comparison chart of the Galaxy S3, One X, and iPhone 4S.



Samsung Galaxy S

Apple iPhone 4S



136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm


133 g

140 g

130 g

Screen Size

4.8 inches

3.5 inches

4.7 inches


720 x 1280 pixels

640 x 960 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

Display Type


LED-backlit IPS TFT

Super IPS LCD2


Quad-core 1.4 GHz

Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
(Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 in US)



PowerVR SGX543MP2

ULP GeForce (Adreno 225 in US)


8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

Front Camera

1.9 MP (720p)


1.3 MP (720p)

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB




1 GB

512 MB

1 GB


GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA 800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100










Android 4.0

iOS 5

Android 4.0

(Specifications via GSMArena)

HTC One X Now Available At AT&T For $199.99

The HTC One X is one of the most powerful Android smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The HTC One X runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This handset is already available in most of the European and Asian countries. However, the launch of this handset was delayed in the US.

The HTC One X is exclusively available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. Last month, AT&T announced the price and availability of this device. Now, the HTC One X is finally available for purchase in the US. You can not only get this device from AT&T, but you can also get it from Amazon. Check out the complete specs below.

htc one x

HTC One X features a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, HTC Sense 4, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 8 megapixel camera, Full HD (1080p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, DLNA connectivity, microUSB 2.0, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Internal GPS Antenna, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI, HTC Watch, Beats audio and a 1800 mAh battery.

AT&T is currently selling this device for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement. On the other hand, you can purchase this device from Amazon at a much lower price of $149.99. To get the powerful HTC One X, head over to AT&T or Amazon.