T-Mobile One S owners, here is a news that is sure to brighten up your day. T-Mobile and HTC have finally gotten around to rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for your phone. While T-Mobile is yet to officially announce the roll-out, many T-Mobile One S owners have already got the OTA update on their phone.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will bring with it Project Butter, Google Now, an enhanced notification bar, better voice recognition and speech-to-text support, and minor UI changes. HTC has also toned down the Sense UI a bit, enhanced the camera app, and removed some of the unneeded animations. The OTA update is a whopping 675MB in size and will is only downloaded when your One S is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
T-Mobile expects to complete the OTA update roll-out within the next two weeks. If you own a T-Mobile One S, you can try to manually pull the Jelly Bean update as well by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates and then pressing the Check for Updates option.
Via – T-Mobile
HTC One S owners, here is a nice Christmas gift for you. HTC has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for your handset. While the Taiwanese maker had originally announced that it will roll-out the update back in October, it took its own sweet time to begin the roll-out.
The Jelly Bean update for the One S will bring with it Project Butter for a lag-free UI navigation, Google Now, slight UI tweaks, improved voice search, offline speech-to-text and more. HTC has also updated Sense’s version to 4.1 that brings with it some new software goodies including an enhanced camera app, along with some major performance boost by reducing the number of unneeded transitions.
As of now, HTC is rolling out the Android 4.1.1/Sense 4.1 Jelly Bean update only for a limited CID variants of the One S. Also, the update is only being rolled out for the One S that use the Qualcomm S4 Krait processor, and not the older-generation Qualcomm S3 SoC.
Beside unveiling the One X+, HTC also announced that it will start rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update with Sense 4+ for the One X, and the One S sometime in October.
The Jelly Bean update will bring with it some much needed smoothness and butter to the One X and One S, along with enhanced voice actions, Google Now, enhanced notification bar, offline speech-to-text and much more.
The Sense 4+ update will bring with it the same software goodies that the One X+ will pack right out of the box including an enhanced Gallery and Camera app, HTC Watch 2.0, a new self-portrait mode in the camera app and slight UI tweaks.
The press release from HTC only states the One X and the One S, and not the AT&T One XL, so it is not clear at the moment whether the company will be rolling out the Jelly Bean update for the latter in October or not.
The Jelly Bean update for the Tegra 3 One X will include a new 3.1.x based linux kernel, which should solve most of the performance, lags, over-heating and poor battery life issues currently plaguing the One X users.
T-Mobile has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 update for the HTC One S. The update comes more than a month after the International and AT&T One X, the EVO 4G LTE and the European One S got the update.
Below is the official change-log from T-Mobile -:
- Android version 4.0.4 / Software version 2.35.531.7 710RD
- Updated 9/26/2012
- Helps with data connection delay
- Helps with signal fluctuations
- Helps with Wi-Fi dropping connection or not connecting
- Helps with Wi-Fi stays connected when out of range
- Helps with device crashes or restarts
- Helps with email links do not open
- Helps with loading screens or lag when returning to home screen
- Helps with streaming music skips
- Improved Wi-Fi stability
- User interface improvements
- Improvements to Bluetooth connectivity
While Android 4.0.4 mainly contained some bug-fixes, the Sense 4.1 update should bring about a decent speed boost. Most importantly, the update brings the ability to re-map the Recents app capacitive key to either the legacy menu button on a single press.
The 150MB OTA update is already live, and should be available to your One S within a couple of weeks.
A couple of weeks ago, HTC started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 ICS/Sense 4.1 update for the HTC One X. The new update contained a lot of major performance enhancements, an updated Sense launcher without any of the fancy 3D animations for less reloading issues, and the ability to map the Recents app capacitive key to act as a Menu key instead.
Starting from yesterday, HTC has started rolling out the same update for the smaller brother of the One X, the One S. The update should get rid of the random lags and stuttery animations that many One S userrs have been facing for sometime. There is also a knew kernel and baseband included in this update that should improve the power management and network reception of the device.
Quite a few Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware have leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S3, with there being a strong rumor of the official update landing on 29th August at the Note II unveiling at IFA in Berlin from Samsung. On the other hand, there has been no word from HTC on the Jelly Bean update availability for the One X and One S, especially when the International One X packs in the same SoC as the Nexus 7, the first device to launch with Jelly Bean on-board.
HTC has finally released its upper mid-range One series handset in India, the One S. Sadly, the Indian variant of the One S comes with a different SoC that makes it less exciting. While the international variant of the One S packs a Qualcomm S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 225 GPU, the Indian version packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm S3 SoC along with an Adreno 220 GPU. Even though the Indian One S might have a faster CPU, it is slower and a battery guzzler compared to the international One S.
Apart from the change in SoC, the Indian version of the One S packs the same specs – a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED qHD (960*640) resolution display, 1GB RAM, 16GB fixed internal memory, no microSD card slot, FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, an 8MP camera with ImageSense and AutoFocus, Zero-shutter lag, F/2.0 aperture with a 28mm wide lens, a 0.3MP front camera and a bunch of sensors.
The One S has a stunning unibody construction, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top of it. Sadly, the handset’s non-removable 1650mAh battery and the less-efficient Snapdragon S3 processor will make sure that the One S lasts less than a day under normal-to-heavy usage.
The pricing of the handset is also a let-down with a street price of Rs 32,4999. Just for a few extra thousand notes, one can get the One X and the Galaxy S III, both of which completely smoke the One S.
After rolling out a couple of quick software updates for the HTC One X, the Taiwanese maker has finally blessed its smaller sibling – the One S – with some software update love as well. The new software update -v1.78- is around 60MB in size, and brings some under the hood changes and a few bug fixes.
Post the update, One S owners should stop seeing the virtual menu button on the One S in some of the Google apps like YouTube. Another important bug fixed by the software update is the Wi-Fi disconnection bug that has plagued quite a few One S owners right from Day 1.
The update is only meant for the European or unbranded variants of the One S, so owners of T-Mobile’s One S need to wait a little longer for a similar update. If you own a One S and have not already got the software update notification, head over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates to manually check if the OTA update is available in your region or not.
Via – Android Central
Wi-Fi calling is a lifesaver for all T-Mobile customers, allowing them to make calls when they are in a no network zone or in areas with spotty T-Mobile coverage. However, the Wi-Fi calling feature has turned out to be a curse in disguise for owners of the recently launched HTC One S.
Apparently, there is a power management bug connected to the Wi-Fi calling feature of the One S that drains the battery of the handset. While most Android phones already suffer from poor battery life, the One S uses Qualcomm’ newer generation S4 processor which allows the phone to easily last through a day of heavy usage. However, this Wi-Fi calling battery drain bug effectively reduces the One S battery life to a few hours, thus making lives of its owners tough.
The silver lining is that a T-Mobile representative has confirmed that the bug indeed exists and that it will be fixed in a future software update. Now, all T-Mobile One S owners need to do is make sure they always are near a power outlet with their phone’s charger and pray that T-Mobile rolls out the update ASAP.
After releasing a trio of Desire branded handsets for the Chinese market, the company has released a new handset targeted towards the Japanese market. The handset, HTC J, comes with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with qHD (640*960) resolution, a GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and an Adreno 225 GPU.
There is also an 8MP camera in the back, along with a 1.3MP snapper in the front. All the usual bunch of connectivity features and sensors and 4G WiMAX are also present. If you have not guessed it by now, the HTC J is nothing but a re-branded HTC One S. This means that the phone will also carry the Beats Audio logo and HTC’s ImageSense feature. It is not yet clear whether the J will keep the same micro-arc oxidation build as its European sibling though. The handset will be running on Android 4.0 with HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI on top of it.
The J should hit the Japanese carrier – KDDI – network sometime by the early next month, at an unknown price.
Via – The Verge
The original Droid Incredible was one of the most popular Android handsets to be available under Verizon’s network. It’s successor, the Droid Incredible 2, was however a disappointment as it barely offered any update over the original Incredible. Now, it looks like HTC and Verizon will soon be releasing the successor to the Droid Incredible 2 as well known as the Incredible 4G.
The folks over at Android Police have managed to get their hands on some leaked pictures of the upcoming 4G LTE capable handset. According to the tipster who leaked the pictures, the Droid Incredible 4G will sport a 4 or 4.3-inch screen with qHD (960*640) resolution, a Qualcomm S3 or S4 processor, a GB of RAM, 8GB of in-built storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP camera, NFC, MHL, Beats Audio and the usual connectivity features.
The Incredible 4G will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top of it. If the specs are anything to go by, the Incredible 4G might just be Verizon’s version of the HTC One S. This means that the Incredible 4G should also pack all the latest camera goodies found in the One S including zero shutter lag, the ability to click pictures whilst recording a video and much more. Looking at the leaked pictures though, the Incredible 4G will be sporting the same sporty styling as its predecessors.