Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One X and X+ on the way
HTC has announced that owners of the HTC One X+ and the HTC One X will be getting the long-awaited and anticipated Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5 soon, as the update has started to roll out from HTC in Taiwan from today onwards.
The news is a positive step for users who have been waiting for the newest Jelly Bean update for last year’s flagship HTC phones, but it doesn’t mean it’s all clear and that the update will be landing on the phones today.
The 4.2.2 update is rolling out gradually in batches to customers and will first hit handsets that are SIM-free and non-network branded. The update will bring the latest HTC Sense 5 software to the phones which add a new and improved user interface that was launched on the HTC One. Features including BlinkFeed, automatic video highlights, a new and improved lock screen, a new music app, autofocus lock in the camera app and more will be added.
The 4.2.2 version of Android also brings new features but mostly fixes for a few issues, including:
- Bluetooth audio streaming bugs
- Long-pressing the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons in Quick Settings now toggles the on/off state
- New download notifications, which now shows the percentage and estimated time remaining for active app downloads
- New sounds for wireless charging and low battery
- New Gallery app animation allows faster loading
- USB debug whitelist
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements
So far the 4.2.2 update has landed on handsets in the Far East which shows that HTC has completed work on Sense 5 for older handsets, which means the update may reach other models from last year.