Buying-guide june 2012

This month’s buyer’s guide brings something different to Android Authority. We have rolled together all the US mobile networks in one place, and have selected only the best phones for you. We will also be covering rumored or soon to be released phones, in case what you find below is not quiet to your liking. Let’s kick it! Verizon Choosing a phone from Verizon for the June Buyer’s Guide was difficult. All Big Red’s top of the line phones date back from the end of 2011. That’s a stark contrast with the other carriers, who have new flagship phones on…

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Wi-Fi tethering is an essential feature on your Android phone. This feature allows you to share your mobile Internet connection to other devices, making your Android smartphone a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. AT&T’s HTC One X also packs this neat feature. Unfortunately, you will need to subscribe to AT&T’s Wi-Fi tether plan to enjoy this feature. Aside from your daily source of ROMs and updates, XDA Developers could also be a black market of mods and hacks that lets you enjoy extended features on your mobile phone without the need to comply with such requirements. Recognized XDA Developers member t0mmy has…

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The recently announced Galaxy S3 has only one worthy Android rival out there, the One X, although from what we’ve seen so far, it’s Samsung’s phone that’s generating more pre-orders and sales than HTC’s handset. Obviously, HTC isn’t too happy about it. In fact, the Taiwanese Android device maker decided to lower its Q2 outlook after taking into consideration the low European demand and the HTC EVO 4G LTE and One X delays caused by the U.S. Customs across the pond. To counter the negative effects on sales the Galaxy S3 may have, HTC apparently created some “special packs” for …

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Another quarter, another sales projection revised downwards for the world’s 5th smartphone maker. Despite the release of HTC’s stellar One series of smartphones in the second quarter, it seems the Taiwanese couldn’t quite muster up the sales they needed to meet the company’s initial sales forecast for the quarter. HTC has slashed its Q2 2012 sales target to $3.03 billion, down 13.3% from $3.51 billion. Speaking to an analyst, HTC chief financial officer Chia-Lin Chang said that the revised Q2 sales forecast is due to the lower than anticipated sales from European customers. “A bigger softness is from Europe than…

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A few days ago Sprint started selling the HTC EVO 4G LTE, its own One X version, and now it looks like AT&T is also ready to offer the handset to its subscribers. Those of you that fancy the device probably know by now that the American launch of the One X was delayed by U.S. Customs, which inspected HTC smartphones to check whether any of the devices the Taiwanese smartphone maker was bringing into the country infringed a certain Apple patent. Meanwhile, the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE were both cleared and can be purchased…

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Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE is basically an HTC One X version, customized for the nation’s third largest carrier. The handset was supposed to be available in Sprint stores already, but the launch was delayed by the U.S. Customs, which held various HTC devices for quite a while in order to verify whether those devices were infringing a certain patent. While the EVO 4G LTE and his twin One X were cleared, American Android fans can only purchase the CDMA/LTE version, as there’s no release date yet for AT&T’s model. Just as previously announced, the Sprint EVO 4G LTE can finally…

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It might not be “designed for humans” and it doesn’t come from the most popular and successful Android manufacturer of the moment, but the HTC One X is one heck of a phone and some even consider it the greatest out there. There was, however, one thing missing to make the One X truly amazing, and that was a custom ROM to tickle the imagination of amateur (and professional) rooters. Less than a week ago, we found out that the phone’s bootloader was finally unlocked, so it was only a matter of time until we could flash some tweaked software goodness on…

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Both the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X are beautiful pieces of gear, no doubt. Both are powered by powerful chips and both lead the benchmark rankings. Both are built with utmost attention to detail, by the two most prestigious Android manufacturers in the world. So, how could one pick a side in this epic battle? How can one say, with confidence, that the Galaxy S3 is superior to the One X, or the other way? Taking sides it’s hard to do, especially since doing so will bring upon you the ire of countless fans of the “losing” side….

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For all the awesomeness that the HTC One X is bringing to the Android table, AT&T sure likes to a ruin the vibe by adding a few unnecessary touches to the phone. For instance, though it wasn’t explicitly admitted, HTC’s decision to hold back the release of an official bootloader unlocking tool for the One X reeked of AT&T’s intervention. And on top of the bloatware and locking, AT&T is clamping down on the use of tethering for those who don’t have a tethering plan.  Fortunately, help is coming from the devs and modders at XDA-developers. A senior member of…

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Some people use their smartphone to text, browse, watch video, listen to music, even — in the rare occasions — to make phone calls. But this guy right here was probably bored out of his mind or just didn’t really like his HTC One X that much. Can using one’s HTC One X to repeatedly hammer a nail be considered a crime against gadgets? If so, please notify the gadget police straight away! To be fair, he’s probably just taking the concept of durability test to a new extreme level. And we’re not sure if it’s even real? If there’s…