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HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed and more with Android 4.2.2 update in Asia

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HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed and more with Android 4.2.2 update in Asia
The HTC One X+ turned out to be a monumental failure sales-wise, as the Taiwan based manufacturer was aiming to produce a top-shelf model to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone itself was an attempt to upgrade the HTC One X which was an even poorer attempt to compete in the high end of the Android handset market. The good news though, is that it all led to the development and production of the HTC One which has proven to be the hottest HTC model in years.

Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.0 is coming to unlocked HTC One X+ units in Asia

Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.0 is coming to unlocked HTC One X+ units in Asia

Now, those who own the HTC One X+ in Asia are getting an update to Android 4.2.2 and the Sense 5.0 UI which brings many of the latest HTC features to the handset, including BlinkFeed. This feature allows you to view live streaming video from your social networking and news sites. Included with the update is the feature that shows video highlights from your photo gallery, and the usual Android 4.2.2 additions like Daydreams and lock screen widgets. The update also brings improvements to the phone's battery life.

The update is 484MB which means that you might need a C-section to birth it. Seriously, this is a rather hefty update that for now is being rolled out for unlocked units in Asia. Eventually though, we should see this update made available to HTC One X+ owners in Europe and the U.S. And back in May, we passed along the speculation that the Android 4.2.2 update and Sense 5.0 will also be made available for the HTC One X.

source: VR-Zone, XDA via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:25 9

1. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


How did this get published? Alan, your bias is not just showing, it's glowing. The One X was "an even poorer attempt to compete in the high end of the Android handset market"? PA reviewed the One X fairly highly last year. If you're going to print something so damning, please qualify your claims.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:26 2

2. kozza3 (Posts: 714; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


some people man...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:27 2

4. Alan01 (Posts: 424; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I have no bias and my comments were based on sales. Certainly the two models failed to do what they were expected to and merely left HTC in bad shape.

If I were biased, would I have made the comments I did about the HTC One?

Alan F.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:29 7

5. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No, but your assessment of the One X is tainted by hindsight. As I see it, the bigger problem with One X sales is that they didn't push to get the phone on more than one US carrier. That was a symptom of HTC's problems, not the phone's.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:33 2

6. Alan01 (Posts: 424; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Exactly my point...my comments are based on the sales of the phones and are not a review.

Alan F.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:45 6

8. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


But that's not what you said. You said the phone itself was a "poor..attempt to compete". But if sales were really more a function of poor marketing and poor carrier clout, why blame the phone? The reason very few other Androids shone last year was because Samsung was so effective with name recognition, marketing, and wide availability of the Galaxy S3. It wasn't for lack of trying on the hardware side.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:39

21. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


The author did say, "a monumental failure sales-wise."

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 13:21

36. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


he said that for the One X+

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 13:20

35. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


If yur comment on the One X beeing 'a poorer attempt' was for sales figures, then please draft your sentences more carefully. Yur intended message did not come across.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:27

3. Lukan (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


I have x +, unlocked, and wait for a new update, Europe version, might improve, we will see, if not I'll sell it & never again !

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:41 2

7. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The HTC one X+ is not bad, it's as good as the S3
The real "underpowered" flagship of 2012 was the Xperia T (because of the 2 cores, otherwise it's basically on par with the rest of the herd.)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:09 1

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that HTC One X+ is a good device. :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:38

17. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


the snapdragon s4 is better than the tegra 3 and more cores isn't always better

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:08

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed..."

Seems that gimmicks are spreading. :(

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:28 1

12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Blinkfeed is hardly a gimmick. Are Flipboard and Feedly also considered to be gimmicks?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:46

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Just because BlinkFeed is somehow useful for HTC, HTC pushes it for consumers and user by default is forced to have BlinkFeed always on and by default there is no way how to fully turn it off. It is like adware in OS and as I have noticed majority just don't like it or just use other applications to get news.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:51

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So why push user to use it if we all like freedom and we all like to choice our own way how to get news since there already is apps for that. And please don't tell me stories about rooting and other things since not all users does that.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 18:06 4

22. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I now have blinkfeed on my butterfly,and it gives me the option to remove it and keep a stock launcher. So please don't talk bs out of your mouth if you are talking from the surface.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 18:41

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


When HTC One was released there wasn't such possibility.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:05

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe you have just set other Home Screen and in such way hidden BlinkFeed, but that doesn't count as turn off...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:24 1

26. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nope, not at all. In personalization it asks if I want blinkfeed or not. When you choose to turn it off, there is no blinmkfeed to the side.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:10

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


According to your comment #27, possibility to turn BlinkFeed off was not default, right? It was modified?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 22:16

32. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)


If you read comment #27, it is actually just a stock TW release ROM for my phone. In respect to the modification part, the only thing was customising the icons for notification bar and Aroma installer for choosing what default apps not to install. So no, turning off blinkfeed was not a mod.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 08:03

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Strange, because when HTC One was released there wasn't such possibility to turn it off by default, you could only hide it by setting BlinkFeed not as main Home Screen.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:11

25. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Good for you that you already have sense 5 on your butterfly. I still haven't received a notice of update on the one x and butterfly

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:27 1

27. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Actually I rooted it for sense 5 already, so I just flashed the BOA5.2 ROM which is almost stock :) much much netter battery life! Although I wish I could do official OTA since the ROM does not offer anything special. Onex+ just got the update, so I'd say you will probably wait a few more weeks for the Onex update :p

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:13 2

11. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Really surprised that last years series of One's are considered a failure..! ? I have an HTC One S coming to me I got a great deal on & it's still spec wise a better device then alot of them currently out & coming out! I know it will be better then Lg F3 im currently using which is new. I hope it does get updated to 4.2 as well. Iv'e read mixed things. At least it got 4.1 The One S is better then the One SV too.

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 13:27

37. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


me using it too... best phone man....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:36 1

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


This gets updated before the butterfly ???
BTW, I seen more One X running around than one X+

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:39 1

29. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Butterfly was already updated...

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