HTC One X update rolling out, contains menu button bar option [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Own an HTC One X on AT&T? Then you may want to fire up ye olde software update, because it appears that the One X is now receiving a new update. While an official changelog for the update isn't yet available, it's said that it packs in Android 4.0.4 as well as a new settings option that I'm sure many users will be glad to have. As noted by Taylor back in May, the One X has been showing a large, black bar in apps that required a menu key but weren't built to have those functions show up in the action bar of Android 4.0 devices. This latest update allows users to disable the black bar and instead press and hold on the multitasking button to bring up the menu. It's also thought that this new One X update may contain a multitasking improvement that makes the device less aggressive when it comes to closing apps running in the background.
While that black bar may not sound like a big deal to some, it can be annoying to always have the bar taking up valuable screen real estate in apps that don't yet do things the action bar way. Kudos to HTC for putting together a way for users to rid themselves of the bar and take back their One X's 4.7-inch display. If you've got a One X and want to check for this update yourself, you can do so by going into Home > All Apps > Settings > AT&T Software Update > Check for updates. We'll let you know if we hear more about what's baked into this latest update, and if you've got a One X and decide to install it yourself, you can tell us about it in the comments section below.
UPDATE: Here's the full changelog for the One X's update:
"A software update for the the HTC One X is rolling out in phases to AT&T customers starting on August 2nd. The update an updated version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) and a variety of additional benefits from HTC & AT&T.
- Additional NFC Capabilities
- More content choices in HTC Hub
- Car application update to provide access for third party music applications
- Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
- Improved Bluetooth automobile compatibility
- Increased 3G/4G connectivity
- HTC Sense improvements
- Contacts synchronization enhancements
- Network time correction"
Via The Verge