HTC One X upgrade brings Jelly Bean Android and Sense 4+

HTC One X upgrade brings Jelly Bean Android and Sense 4+

Summary: HTC's flagship Android smartphone is now getting its 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 upgrade, adding features such as Google Now and a password-protected SMS inbox

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HTC has started rolling out the latest version of Android, 'Jelly Bean' 4.1, to its flagship One X handset.

The rollout began at the end of last week, days after operators started upgrading Samsung's Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean and shortly before HTC releases a souped-up version of the One X, the One X+.

The biggest change in Jelly Bean, compared with earlier versions of Android, is the addition of Google Now, a virtual personal assistant that is in some ways comparable with Apple's Siri.

However, the One X update also brings a new version of HTC Sense, the skin that the manufacturer uses on top of Android.

Sense 4+ offers speed enhancements and a unified video hub, as well as a secure inbox for text messages.

Topics: Android, Mobile OS, Smartphones

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  • Interesting That The Windows Phone 8 Models Are Not Getting Updates

    Why is HTC not maintaining functional parity between its Windows and Android phones? We keep seeing updates for Android, but Windows is simply allowed to fall further and further behind.

    Have the handset makers given up on Windows Phone 8 already?
    ldo17
  • HTC One S?

    Are they also putting the same update for the One S (Same as one x with lower resolution screen i think.)
    sysop-dr
  • I got it !!!

    Finally i got jelly bean update for my HTC One X am it has become much smoother and faster.am happy with it........:)
    johnbiber