The rumors of the official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for HTC One X started a few weeks ago which HTC itself duly confirmed. In an official statement, the Taiwanese manufacturer assured owners of its flagship smartphone that an update bringing an incremental upgrade to the current OS will be rolled out on August 10th. The said update brings Sense 4.1 UI as well, a unique interface HTC used for its own devices.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure customers are receiving software updates that improve their user experience, we are pleased to announce our next upgrade for the HTC One X will be released on August 10th,” a part of HTC’s statement reads.
True to its word, the financially-troubled phone maker started rolling out the promised update a couple of days ago. The owners from the UK were supposed to be the first ones to receive the update but its seems like German owners were lucky enough to be able to pull it down from the servers ahead of anybody else, according to a Germany-based blog, HTC Inside.
Here is a few of the key features this update offers:
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich – Originally, HTC One X was released with Android version 4.0.3. There is nothing special about 4.0.4 and it does not have much of a difference from 4.0.3, only that it offers an unnoticeable smoother screen rotation, slight improvement to the battery, number recognition and camera performance.
Sense 4.1 UI – Sense 4.1 puts more weight on performance above other things. Geek Saber did a test on this update and according to the post this version eliminates all 3D effects in the launcher to provide lag-free experience. There are also vast improvements on the battery, camera and the overall user interface. You can find more info about the features of Sense 4.1 from here.
“While our goal is to bring the latest software updates to as many of our recent devices as possible, we are committed to maintaining every phone’s performance and usability first,” HTC said in a statement. Apparently, this is in line with the company’s goal to focus more on quality in releasing new devices as well as updates.
While HTC is currently facing troubles financially pushing it to sell back 25% of its Beats Audio share to Beats Electronics, it assured its customers that it will continue releasing devices with good quality and features. However, it seems like its troubles will not go away so soon because Apple filed lawsuit anew over a few patents the company acquired.
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