HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed and more with Android 4.2.2 update in Asia
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
1. roldefol (Posts: 3260; 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.
4. Alan01 (Posts: 267; 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?
5. roldefol (Posts: 3260; 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.
6. Alan01 (Posts: 267; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Exactly my point...my comments are based on the sales of the phones and are not a review.
8. roldefol (Posts: 3260; 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.
21. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
The author did say, "a monumental failure sales-wise."
35. Mittal (Posts: 492; 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.
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 !
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.)
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree that HTC One X+ is a good device. :)
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
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed..."
Seems that gimmicks are spreading. :(
12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Blinkfeed is hardly a gimmick. Are Flipboard and Feedly also considered to be gimmicks?
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.
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.
22. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; 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.
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
When HTC One was released there wasn't such possibility.
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...
26. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; 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.
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?
32. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; 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.
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.
25. tiara6918 (Posts: 1916; 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
27. darkskoliro (Posts: 1058; 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
11. Landmarkcm (Posts: 481; 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.
13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
This gets updated before the butterfly ???
BTW, I seen more One X running around than one X+
16. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)
Should he android 4.3 but of course Htc aims to disappoint
31. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Go get a GPe or Nexus and be done with it.
I recall an HTC One GPe that already has 4.3. ;)
30. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
One XL will get it. No idea when AT&T will do the same...
19. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I'm still not feeling that I'm missing out on anything with my OneXL, nor the wife's.
Fast enough I'm not bothered by lag and not bad on battery with one of the best displays of the year for last year.
HTC has been decent for myself, guess I'm not a total spec who're or worried about who else owns or owned one either.
20. md227a (Posts: 137; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I loved my HTC one x+ (at&t) but gave it up because of lack of Dev support for custom Roms.
33. ChiverRay1000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
As a news site that many people use, including people who are not considered techys, wording should be everything. I realize that there is a possibility that this sight is not a Sammy fan boy sight, although finding unbiased news about anything is very difficult these days. What I am trying to say is that you need to be more concerned with how you word things if you claim to be an unbiased sight, there should be no question of it, by anyone. And it seems like there is a lot of that here, questioning.
38. BigBadWolfe (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Dec 2013)
It really is a shame that everyone seems to have given up on the one x plus. I have xda viper xl+ installed and I set my own system control settings. I play online multiplayer games and I beat the snot out of ALL the snapdragons all the way up to note 3. The key to performance on this phone is don't use task killers or strip it down to a small number of apps. Once a loadis put on the cpu the GPU takes off like a bat outta h*ll. My benchmarks blow s4 away. I have a s4.in my bedroom I don't even use cause the accelerometer sucks so bad. I will take a tegra 3 over adreno any day of the week.