The HTC One X debacle: winners and losers

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by 2 years ago

On Tuesday, news broke that US Customs had blocked imports of the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, effectively preventing HTC’s flagships from reaching American customers. The embargo was enforced due to an exclusion order by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC ruled back in December that HTC’s Android devices infringe on two of Apple’s patents, but gave the Taiwanese a respite until April 19 to remove the infringing features. Although HTC claims that both the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE are now free of the infringing feature, it seems that the US…

Amazon sells AT&T’s HTC One X for $129.99, get it while you can

by 2 years ago

With Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE still stuck in a legal limbo, we wouldn’t blame impatient customers for glancing in AT&T’s direction, at the delectable HTC One X. Of course, the import banned affected HTC’s version of the One X too, but it seems that at least some units made it into the country before the ban was enforced. The One X is out of stock on AT&T’s site, but you can still get it from other retailers, and at a great price too. We are talking about Amazon, the online retail giant that has long been the savior of…

HTC will not solve One X’s multitasking “issue”, regards it as a feature and not a glitch

by 2 years ago

“What in the world did HTC do to Android ICS multitasking?” That was the opening question on an xda-developers thread from last week, which talked about what many users consider a serious software glitch on the One X, HTC’s current flagship device. According to the thread’s OP, but also to a lot of other One X users, memory management on HTC’s new device is too aggressive, with background apps closing too fast. While great for freeing up memory, this behavior threatens to significantly cripple the user experience of multitasking on Android. Most of us are used to open a bunch…

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed, shipments still waiting US Customs review

by 2 years ago

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is and has been the only real competitor to Apple and Samsung for the past few years, both when it comes to financial numbers and in terms of overall product quality. Although HTC’s previous financial year was kind of sluggish in the US –a market that is expected to account for as much as 20 percent of HTC’s income for the current year — the Taiwanese manufacturer has high hopes for 2012, a lot of them having to do with the commercial success expected from the HTC One X on AT&T and the HTC EVO 4G…

HTC One X issue breaks Android multi-tasking

by 2 years ago

Android multi-tasking has been praised for years as one of the best multi-tasking systems in the mobile industry. UI wise, webOS has always been better, because it was much more intuitive, but ICS has solved much of that problem, at least if manufacturers keep using the software buttons and multi-tasking button (which Samsung doesn’t do with the Galaxy S3). iOS took years before it implemented “some” multi-tasking capability, and even now it still only works for a few types of apps. WP7 multi-tasking is also quite poor and doesn’t keep almost anything in the background, not even an IM. RIM…

HTC One X for AT&T and Rogers rooted

by 2 years ago

Kennethpenn Well, it didn’t take long for the folks at XDA-developers to come up with a permanent rooting solution for the HTC One X on AT&T. You can head to the thread right now if you can’t wait to remove some bloatware from your shiny new phone. Of course, that’s just one of the benefits that root access can provide you. For now, the rooting method seems to be working for the HTC One X versions offered by AT&T and Rogers. The one-click process is super simple – all you have to do is follow six simple steps. Therefore, you…

HTC One X: How to install TWRP 2.1 Recovery

by 2 years ago

Recovery is an indispensable tool for Android developers and enthusiasts. This tool can do vital stuff such as creating a backup and restoring your previous ROM on your Android phone. Recovery tools provide an escape route if ever developers face a dead end and serve as a lifesaver for a bricked phone. If you are planning to flash custom ROMs to your HTC One X, it would be wise to flash custom recovery such as TWRP 2.1 on your mobile phone. TWRP introduces a touch-based interface which lets you easily navigate and select commands on the Recovery menu. Read on…

AT&T’s HTC One X now available for $199.99, phone’s source code released

by 2 years ago

If you’ve been counting the long long days to the debut of AT&T’s HTC One X, the torment is now over. The phone, which was unveiled in February at MWC, is finally available for purchase in AT&T stores across the country. Slightly different from the international version, the AT&T variant of the HTC One X, often dubbed the HTC One XL, sports a 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, instead of the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 found on its cosmopolitan cousin. The HTC One X is offered for $199.99 with a two-year voice and data plan, while the non-contract offer goes for a…

No official bootloader unlocking for AT&T’s HTC One X

by 2 years ago

Just when we thought manufacturers have made peace with devs and others who want to have the freedom to create their own smartphone experience with the Android OS on their phones, it is sadly appearing that HTC’s One X on AT&T is exempted from it, as  the bootloader of the phone is locked and HTC’s official unlocking tool reportedly not working. The Verge got in touch with a representative of the company, and here’s what HTC has to say on the matter: “HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders,…

Samsung Galaxy S2 vs HTC One X – Last year’s best against HTC’s latest

by 2 years ago

So now I’ve had a good go with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC One X. Both are impressive phones, and they both have people swearing by them. Which is best though? Well, I’m going to give you my thoughts on this. How do they feel in your hand? What’s really important to me is that a phone should be powerful, but remain easy to hold in hand. If a phone is too large then using it becomes a clumsy and awkward experience. Myself, I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S2 to the HTC One X. Yes, that’s right. The…