Report: Updates soon to be pushed out to HTC's Windows Phone 8 models

Report: Updates soon to be pushed out to HTC's Windows Phone 8 models
On this sleepy Saturday comes news that Taiwan based HTC is ready to push out updates for its Windows Phone 8 models. That means of course, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the HTC Windows Phone 8S. The updates take some of the system apps to new builds. For example, Beats Audio is updated to version 3.5 from 3.4, Attentive Phone is updated to version 2.5, and Regulatory goes up to version 1.3.

Attentive Phone lets the phone respond to intelligent commands based on the environment. For example, "Pocket Mode" uses the proximity sensor to determine if the phone is in your pocket, and if so, raises the volume of the ringer so you can hear it. It also allows you to place your phone face down in the middle of a call to turn on the speakerphone. Do the same thing while the phone is ringing, and the ringer will be muted. If you usually leave the phone on a desk, you can set it to ring loudly when a call is received, until you pick up the device in your hands which will automatically lower the ringing.

Beats Audio is integrated with the HTC models to "provide an exceptional audio experience on your phone," and Regulatory shows regulatory information for your model. As you can see, nothing spectacular on its face, but it does show that HTC continues to improve its devices even while it is the midst of turmoil.

HTC is updating some of the system apps on its Windows Phone 8 handsets

HTC is updating some of the system apps on its Windows Phone 8 handsets


source: WindowsPhoneItaly (translated) via WPCentral

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Windows Phone 8S
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6 Comments

1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Nice, you would think they would just email the three users personally, though

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

go troll somewhere else you waste of space...

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

so does the update depends on the carrier like it does on android? :(

2. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

good to see them supporting wp users i really like HTC8X,8S designs and i hope they release more windowsphones

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

HTC 8s is one sexy device!

6. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I agree, it is one sexy phone. Man! htc! why are you always making your phone so sexy like Audi..

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