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

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.

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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One X+
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Nvidia Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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38 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

2. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

some people man...

4. Alan01

Posts: 660; Member since: Mar 21, 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.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 660; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 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: Jun 04, 2013

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

36. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

he said that for the One X+

35. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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: Aug 08, 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: Jul 11, 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: Aug 05, 2011

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

17. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

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

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"HTC One X+ gets BlinkFeed..." Seems that gimmicks are spreading. :(

12. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: Aug 05, 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: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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: Aug 05, 2011

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

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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: Aug 05, 2011

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

32. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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: Aug 05, 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: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

37. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

13. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

29. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Butterfly was already updated...

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