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It's the end of the line as Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 come to the AT&T branded HTC One X+ this week

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It's the end of the line as Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 come to the AT&T branded HTC One X+ this week
It is the end of the line for HTC's one-time flagship, the HTC One X+. On Monday, we found out that this model will not be updated past Android 4.2.2. Which means that when AT&T pushes out the update this week as expected, it will be the end of the line for the model. Luckily for HTC One X+ owners, they will be getting Sense 5 with the update, which means they will be receiving BlinkFeed, the visual social and news feed reader. Also along for the rise is the Video Highlights feature, which makes a highlight video from your pictures and videos. You can even add background music and use filters.

Other changes will be coming to the camera interface, calendar, people and music apps. We know the update is coming this week thanks to a tweet from @moversi, who is the Executive Director, Product Management at HTC. The tweet notes that the Android 4.2.2. update has finally received technical acceptance from the carrier.

If you are an AT&T customer with the HTC One X+, keep an eye out for the OTA update. Sense 5 will make it feel like you own a brand new phone.

Tweet from HTC executive reveals this week's Android 4.2.2 update for AT&T's HTC One X+

Tweet from HTC executive reveals this week's Android 4.2.2 update for AT&T's HTC One X+


source: @moversi via AndroidandMe

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posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:10 2

1. Teja171 (unregistered)


RIP, HTC one X and one X+

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 07:43 1

17. JDogg5281 (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


and every other HTC phone before that died so soon.... sensation, amaze, etc....etc

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 08:41 2

18. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The Sensation got TERRIBLE support. That's the reason why I never got a HTC One, aside from the hype and flop of a camera.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 19:35

27. Teja171 (unregistered)


Who said ? The HTC sensation, amaze, evo series weren't powerful enough to run the latest version of android.
Do you think android 4.4 with sense 5 would run fine on htc sensation ?

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 20:52 1

29. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Actually, yes, considering it has 768MB of RAM and Sense 5 is extremely light.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 09:43

30. JDogg5281 (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S II was powerful enough to get Jelly Bean and it had the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 as the Amaze. How do you explain that one?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:03

34. Teja171 (unregistered)


It has an outdated dual core 1.2 Ghz cpu and a low-res display.It would take hell of time for the device to bootup itself.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:31

2. aranauser (Posts: 57; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


dear HTC, update your "SENSE"
(pun intended)

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:32 2

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


S3 n one x availabled in May 2k12
Both was on ics4.0
But s3 still live n htc onex no more updates

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:18

6. luigi0824 (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


s3 sold more than the one x and x+ so htc is going to end support

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 05:52

15. promise7 (Posts: 412; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Updates shouldn't be about sales, it should be about the customers. Plain and simple, if the device can run the OS problem free it should be updated.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 16:54

23. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Don't buy phones from companies that don't support them. That's the only appeal of an apple product they support their phones til the hardware can't.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:51 3

4. ThePython (Posts: 260; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Because KitKat has no support for a Quad Core & 1GB RAM device... oh wait.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 23:58 8

5. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol HTC is a joke.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:34 5

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5428; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That doesn't make any Sense.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 00:40 9

8. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


look before everyone bags on htc, i've been looking into it and it's nvidia that are the issue. they have stopped support on the tegra 3 soc variants that are in the one x (ap33) and one x+ (t33) so that's no more board support packages, drivers, etc. this is for 4.4, i'm still trying to find if they did a bsp for both for 4.3 . samething happened with the the htc one s (c2 1.7 ghz snapdragon s3) and sony's early 2012 flagships with the xperia s, acro s and ion. qualcomm stopped support for the snapdragon s3 soc so no more updates. i own a one x and i'm as angry as some people on facebook but i can understand why htc have stopped support for the phone. it was completely out of their hands. oh and before someone mentions the nexus 7, the t30l tegra 3 soc is still supported by nvidia, that's why it's still getting updates

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 01:08 3

9. reckless562 (Posts: 769; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


guood woark watson, +1 foe youh

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 17:02

24. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


OK than explain to me how developers on XDA have 4.4 roms running on the HTC one x and HTC is just now releasing 4.2.2?

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 19:25

26. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


because htc will only use the latest resources available to them. cm10.2 or 4.3 and cm11 or 4.4 are using the kernel sources for 4.2.2 from htcdev. yes it works and thomy is an insane dev and i loved his build of cm10.2 but how many thing are broken or semi fixed and have been for awhile. htc, sony samsung will only release an update if they've got the bsp for that android version as it's designed for that version.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 20:02 1

28. darkskoliro (Posts: 970; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I think PA should do an article on driver support to clarify things then.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 01:20

10. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


didnt htc sat the us version of the one x would get 4.3?

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 01:32

11. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


i think it was the evo lte for sprint that's getting 4.3 .

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 03:18

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2801; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Had their chance, HTC.

Now I just, Hate the crooks.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 05:42

13. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Well, 4.2.2 with sense 5 is still bertter in my opinion than any other OEM UI, unfortunately my HTC one x still didnt get that update:(

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 05:42 2

14. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Time to install cyangenmod..

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 08:42

19. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Have fun. You won't get a version past 4.2.2.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 10:49

21. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the one's tegra 3 processor doesnt support any android versions past 4.2.2.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 17:04

25. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Go to XDA it will it has HTC just will not support it

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 06:16

16. jeroome86 (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


What a shame. Glad I traded for S3.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 09:44

20. newbey123 (Posts: 409; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Not really sure what the big deal is. HTC updated the One X and + for pretty much 2 years. Contracts end at 2 years. Thats kind of the point.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 16:45

22. trollz (Posts: 30; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


I had an HTC one x on at&t but sold it and got a galaxy s4 because I knew I would get better support with Samsung. Then Samsung took too long for kitkat so I got a nexus 5. I hope at&t also updates the HTC one x soon.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:51 1

31. HeadDoc (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jan 2014)


So... I got a message from AT&T today asking me to update my software, and I did. My HTC One X+ now says it is running Android 4.1.1, and it looks exactly the same: no new UI, nothin'. Anyone else have this experience?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 08:52

32. Andrew10301 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


im having the same experience the update was only 14 mb and there's no difference that i can see. i'm dissapointed

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:58

33. HeadDoc (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jan 2014)


I wonder if that was a preparation update of some kind, because, when it let me check again a couple hours later, it gave me 4.2.2 and Sense 5. So, now my HTC turd is a little more sparkly until my contract expires in July. If T-Mobile had better coverage in my area (Philadelphia), I would still probably wait for the Samsung GS5, but, as it is, I will most likely stay on AT&T, and get the GS5 in July (but with an eye on Motorola, in case they come out with something above the X, or improve it.) If the Nexus 5 had 64 GB internal memory, I'd pull that trigger today.

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