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AT&T updates HTC One VX with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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The HTC One VX was ousted as one of the few phones from HTC to get the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean sometime in the near future and AT&T has finally made true on the leak.

With carriers and mobile makers moving at an incredible pace for new innovation, we normally see smartphones like the HTC One VX get left behind after one year, not exactly impressive coming on a two-year contract. This is one of the reasons we still see low satisfaction rates from low-end Android users, because support is gone after a few months.

Thankfully, we will see the first iteration of Jelly Bean come to the HTC One VX. This moves the phone up from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it will not get photo sphere or any features from Android 4.2 and Android 4.3. Sense 4+ UI will be added to the HTC One VX, a slice away from Sense 5.

AT&T will handle the proceedings in the US, where the phone carrier will send out over-the-air updates for users. This is the first and possibly the last update the HTC One VX will get and it is a big one, we would recommend having full battery before grabbing it.

At the start price of $49 on a two-year contract, the HTC One VX was the middle of the line, not-great-but-works type phone. It had a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4.5-inch 540×960 display and 8GB of internal storage with expandable microSD slot.

Source: Android Community

AT&T’s HTC One VX Gets Android 4.1 Update, HTC One Gets Maintenance Update

AT&T has just released some software updates to two of their smartphones from HTC. First up is the HTC One VX that is now being bumped to Android Jelly Bean. The second device is the HTC One that’s said to get a maintenance update that brings LTE enhancements.

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HTC One VX

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Starting today AT&T consumers who are using this model can now update their device to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This update brings in tons of new features to the device such as access to Google Now, the use of HTC Sense 4+ UI, as well as some AT&T LTE enhancements.

A notification will arrive on the device prompting users that an update is available. Aside from this, users can also manually check for the update by going to All Apps > Settings > AT&T Software Update > Check for updates on their device.

The update brings the device to software version 2.21.502.1.

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The HTC One is also getting a maintenance update today which brings the device to software version 1.26.502.15. This is the second update released by AT&T on this model and its changelog indicates that an LTE enhancement has been made. This is an OTA update and a notification will arrive on your device. The update can be checked by going to All Apps > Settings > AT&T Software Update > Check for updates.

Before proceeding to update any of these two devices AT&T has released some pre-requisites which must be met in order for the procedure to be a success

  • Set aside approximately 20 minutes to allow the device to update, possibly longer based on Wi-Fi network speed
  • Connect the device to a charger
  • Ensure the battery is charged to at least 30%
  • Connect to a stable Wi-Fi network to download the software file.

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HTC One VX Announced on AT&T

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AT&T has just taken the wraps off the mid-ranged HTC One VX smartphone yesterday, which is more or less a downgraded version of the One S (not in all aspects). The device was initially slated to arrive last month, but that didn’t happen and it has been finally announced now. The One Series of smartphones in the U.S has a pretty decent following, and the addition of this new droid should certainly be welcome. Although, considering the current market scenario, one would imagine if HTC is a tad too late in launching this device in the market. The device is up for grabs for $49.99 on a two year contract and $299.99 with a 1 year contract on AT&T. The off contract pricing is $399.99.

As far as the hardware of the device is concerned, it’s pretty much on par with most mid-ranged smartphones we see. But as with any HTC device, it stands a notch above the current lot of mid-ranged droids. The usual array of HTC’s design elements combined by the software customization (Android 4.0 with Sense UI 4+) are on board the device, so expect to be at home if you’re familiar with the HTC One Series of smartphones. Surprisingly the device doesn’t seem to have a unibody design as most of HTC’s new smartphones do. The exclusion of this particular feature could be to cut costs as this is a mid-ranged smartphone.

The smartphone packs a 4.5-inch Super LCD 2 panel with a qHD resolution. Also on board is a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, a 5MP rear camera with the HTC ImageSense chip and a VGA front facing camera. The One VX also has 1GB of RAM which is on par with most smartphones out there, so running plenty of apps in the background should be a breeze with this one. The device has 8GB of internal storage, but that’s nothing to worry about as the microSD card ensures users can add cards of up to 32GB. The device comes with Beats Audio branding as well. HTC has plans for a Jelly Bean update apparently, which should go live anytime next year. What goes against the device is the limited internal storage (although it can be expanded) and the OS version of Android it’s running. The display or the pixel density is a non issue as this is a mid-ranged device. It is yet to be seen if the $49.99 price tag will attract any buyers at all, especially considering the kind of devices on offer today for the same price range or even less. Regardless, this phone is long overdue and AT&T will be happy to get the launch of the device. Whether it will sell well or not is a whole different story.

Source: AT&T
Via: Pocketnow

 

HTC One X+ and One VX Coming to AT&T on Friday 16th November

Fans of HTC who have been looking forward to the HTC One X+ will not have to wait for too long anymore, the smartphone, which is an improvement of the One X, is expected to come this Friday, November 16th.  The One X+, just like its predecessor, will be coming via the second largest network in the US, AT&T.  Another phone that will be released alongside the One X+ is the One VX which is modest compared to the One X+.  This is good news for Android lovers because another major manufacturer, Samsung, is also bringing two devices to the US market – the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Camera coming to AT&T and the Samsung Galaxy Express which is a mid-range phone as well.

The two smartphones from Taiwanese manufacturer are set to join the ever growing lineup of Android phones, with the One X+ expected to cause some ripples in the high performance Android platform where there is stiff competition between various manufacturers.  The two phones are 4G LTE capable which enables users to take advantage of high speed network.  The One X+ will be available for $200 price with a two year contract, but the One VX costs only $50 with the same terms.  Buyers can pre-order the One X+ even this moment.

The One X+ will sport a 4.7 inch High Definition screen, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz, an impressive 2,100 mAh battery and will come with Android 4.1 Jelly bean out-of-the-box.  The other very impressive features of the phone as rumored earlier are the 1080p 8 megapixels rear camera and an impressive 64GB of internal memory.  Just like every other HTC andrid phone, the One X+ will come with HTC Sense, this time version o4+.

One VX on the other hand is a fantastic phone for users looking for a mid-range phone but with sufficient power to handle most high end Android games and applications.  The phone boasts of a 4.5 inch qHD display, a 5 megapixels rear camera, 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  If you were going to get the One VX, do not worry about the operating system, HTC promises that an update to Jelly Bean will be available soon after the phone begins to sell.  Both the One X+ and the One VX will come with NFC and the standard smartphone features including GPS, Bluetooth, USB and WiFi connectivity capability.

One X+ Specs

Processor: 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor (4-PLUS-1 with a battery saving 5th core)

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Memory: 2 GB RAM, Choice of 32 or 64 GB internal storage with MicroSD card slot

Display: 4.7 inch 720p HD, Sense 4+

Cameras: 8 Megapixels rear, VGA front camera

Battery: 2100 mAh

 

One XV Specs

Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon with Adreno 305 GPU

Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Jelly Bean update coming soon after)

Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory (with MicroSD card slot)

Display: 4.5 inch 540 x 960 pixels qHD (~245 ppi pixel density)

Cameras: 5 Megapixels rear, VGA front cameras

Battery: Unknown