HTC One X Android 4.0.4

HTC has appear that it is blame out an amend for the HTC One X today that will accomplish a amount of OS improvements.

New Ice Cream Sandwich flavour incoming

Android 4.0.4 has been authoritative its way to a amount of handsets afresh and now the HTC One X can be added to the list, with HTC adage about the update: "As allotment of our advancing charge to ensure barter are accepting software updates that advance their user experience, we are admiring to advertise our next advancement for the HTC One X will be appear on August 10."

HTC aswell appear in its account the appearance that accept been added with the update.
"The primary amend will cover an advancement to Android adaptation 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), in accession to an bigger Sense acquaintance which will: accredit the adeptness to map card action to the 'recent app' key (improving beheld presentation in non ICS apps like Facebook); advance tab administration in the browser with a committed tab switching button and enhance camera capabilities such as white antithesis and connected autofocus," it explained.


  • "Customers can apprehend enhancements to memory, belvedere adherence and the all-embracing browsing experience.
  • "Other improvements cover a Single Sign-On for Facebook acceptance user admission beyond applications and browsers and upgrades to Beats audio, which reflect our adherence to accouterment an accurate complete experience."
  • Considering in our HTC One X analysis we gave the buzz 4.5 stars, these updates attending set to strengthen what is already a abundant phone.

HTC appear this anniversary that it will be arising Android 4.0 updates to all its ICS phones by the end of August.

Samsung Galaxy S III / S3 I9300

It wouldn’t be wrong to convey that Samsung’s bring up to date to last year’s outstanding Galaxy S2 is just about the most talked in relation to and hyped cell phone for 2012. Having ten million preorders globally, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is already a winner for that Korean company. But how can the phone carry out, and is it enough for taking the crown from Apple since the best smartphone, prior to the next i phone arrives?

Inside Samsung’s next generation of Galaxy handsets, the company is progressing more than just prove it can ramp up this specs, pushing the program to a brand-new place while improving a lot of the hardware.

First let’s glance at the screen, with this 4. 3 inch Super AMOLED Plus on the S2 shifting with a bigger 4. 8 inch Super AMOLED on the S3, sporting an elevated 1280×720 HD quality (up from 800×480). This specific increased size and resolution also makes the pixels per inch value better, coming out for you to 306ppi, under that from the iPhone 4′s Retina solar panel (330ppi), but certainly high enough for that human eye to find out perfectly clear text and images.

The decision of processor possesses improved dramatically, which has a Samsung dual-core processor being effectively doubled with a quad-core Samsung chip inside S3. Dedicated graphics is to be had as is the same 1GB RAM dimensions from before.

Android has also changed, now for the current version from the operating system, 5. 0, also referred to as “Ice Cream Sandwich”, bringing by using it faster camera service, a more swift interface, confront unlocking, and a lot of other improvements.

Samsung’s overlay for you to Android still comes with the handset, which has a cleaner version from the TouchWiz interface installed about this handset.

Most of this specs are close to the Galaxy S2 coming from here, however.

Storage in this S3 sits at practically just like the previous generation, with a the least 16GB built strait into the handset, though there is a 32GB model on its way shortly. A microSD slot is usually this handset, affording you this optionto upgrade with up to a 64GB microSD credit card.

Like the Galaxy S2, you’ll uncover an 8 megapixel backed camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a front 1. 9 megapixel camera competent at capturing 720p HIGH DEFINITION video recordings, in addition to being useful regarding video conferencing.

Connectivity options will also be similar, with Wi-fi 802. 11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, as well as a HSDPA 21Mbps downlink regarding mobile Internet. Some things are various here, with GPS getting support on the Russian GLONASS satellite television system, Bluetooth being pushed approximately the newer electrical power efficient Bluetooth 5. 0 version, and the contemporary wireless Near-Field Verbal exchanges (NFC) technology being as part of the battery.

  • While some Galaxy S3 devices are reported as which has a dual SIM, we only acquired a microSIM as well as a microSD slot with ours.
  • Like almost all touchscreen devices, you can anticipate an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor, as well as a couple of beginners, including an RGB sensor as well as a barometer.
  • Gone on the Galaxy S2 though could be the standard SIM credit card slot, replaced with the ever-popular microSIM standard we’re seeing of all devices released lately.

Samsung hasn’t modified the chassis much, though, again relying on plastic as the main build material, completely with cheap rear cover that may be removed to adjust microSD cards, microSIMs, and lastly the battery. The top of the handset is protected simply by Corning’s scratch-resistant Gorilla Wine glass 2.

Few ports or buttons exist on the S3, with merely a new microphone and microUSB port towards the bottom of the handset, a 3. 5mm headset vent and second noises cancelling microphone towards the top, volume rocker button on the left, and lone power button on the right. A single house button sits on the front, flanked by way of soft button with each side which have been only visible when the phone is powered and in addition they light up.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung System Note Overview: Is More gigantic Positively Preferred? 

The Samsung Universe Note is a cross breed smartphone/tablet that has a 5.3-creep Super AMOLED presentation, Google's Android OS, double zoom lens with Advanced glimmer and automatic-center, and 4G LTE satellite systems administration. It likewise goes with a force delicate S Pen that pledges to transform the way you interface with (and drop in words into) your smartphone. If it satisfies that vow is a different issue. 

Around then of this audit, its ready from AT&T for $300 with a brand new several-year contract and a least $20 a month information idea. 


The Universe Note ote is presumably the heftiest telephone you've ever viewed. It measures 5.75-creeps extended, 3.25-crawls broad, and unequivocally under part of an inch thick. It's comparatively flimsy and light, but its so broad that its a little hard for me to hold in one hand. It's right at the upper edge of solace, and while it scantily fits in my pocket, its so huge that I need to take it out before I sit down or it stands out so far as to be uncomfortable. 

Admitting that its exceptionally imposing, it isn't excessively ample, weighing in at 6.45 ounces. By observation the most cutting edge iPhone weighs in at unequivocally under five ounces, so the World Note isn't that much heavier. Forasmuch as I like my mechanisms to feel generous that is not a situation for me; the size is a larger (so-to-articulate) issue. 

The back of the telephone is a little textured for enhanced hold, with an exceptionally subtle plan. It's not so much obvious unless you're searching for it, and the edges on the plan are delicate enough that they don't chomp into your skin (as has been an issue on some of the different telephones I've checked on freshly). 

Outline-wise, it looks honestly comparative to a significant number of well known Android telephones. It's primarily dark, with a silver bezel and silver stresses around the zoom lens on the back. Carbon Blue and Earthenware White forms are additionally good to go from AT&T if you'd similar to a little more shade in your essence. 


The Universe Note has the most imposing presentation I've ever perceived on a smartphone, 5.3-creeps, with a 1280 x 800 (WXVGA) Super AMOLED screen. As you may look for, photographs and movie look categorically astounding--this could be a critical telephone for media buffs who similar to a more impressive screen. Message is sharp and clear excessively, if you're taking up conversation about printed message or manually written reminders. 

The screen is skilled for the purpose of eye-blinding shine assuming that you such as, but I found that the programmed spendor setting for the most part worked the ideal for me, inside or out. I did turn up the shine a spot when I tested the telephone in immediate daylight, but the Note was still usable even without that additional step. 


The Note doesn't have a physical console, so you'll be tapping on the virtual on-screen console on the touchscreen presentation. In light of the super-size screen, the virtual console is likewise additional imposing and absolutely simple to utilize, with great keys and heaps of space between them. I was fit to sort quite swiftly in fact with my thumbs, and didn't have any pain to any detectable degree. I was equipped to sort quick enough that I found it more effortless to actually tap out what I preferred rather than utilizing the manufactured-in word fulfillment emphasize, which isn't normally the case. 

Obviously this mechanism is called the "System Note", so you likewise have the choice to drop in content with a stylus as a substitute for sorting with your fingers. Unequivocally tap the minor symbol between the period and the profit key for the bottom right corner of the on-screen console, then utilize the incorporated S Pen to drop in your words. It works well, however it isn't as quick as sorting, at slightest for me. I had to object with picking the right statements utilizing the statement consummation utility, with promotion, and so forth. And then while I can never be blamed for having great penmanship, I do usually print decidedly and hefty enough that I've never had any dissentions--possibly that retreats to my Palm OS Graffiti days. 

Different Catches & Controls 

There aren't a mess of catches on the World Note, which bodes well. Why plague at what point you've got a gigantic screen and a stylus? The force catch is close to the top of the right edge, and the volume controls are near the top on the left edge. The headphone jack is on the top, not my leaned toward arrangement, but understandable acknowledging that the S Pen is housed on the lowest part edge of the Universe Note, afterward to the charge/sync port. That would be it, aside from the four standard touch binds underneath the presentation. 

The S Pen itself merits more heed. It's truly light, made of plastic, with a translucent white best and a lone dull catch regarding a quarter of the far up from the tip. It's decently agreeable to keep, being a little thicker and a little longer than the Palm OS and Nintendo DS styli I've utilized within the past, but much thinner than the small scale capacitive stylus I frequently utilize with my iPad. It fits particularly securely in the storehouse, so with the expectation that you totally embed it into the telephone every time you are impossible to lose it. 

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung's World Note II is a huge upgrade on its antecedent – Matt Warman expresses he needs one. 

When Samsung started the first System Note the previous year, it was the most effective telephone on the business sector but it was additionally criticised for being either too huge to be a telephone or excessively humble to be a tablet, and its ‘S Pen’ stylus wasn’t as effortless to utilize as the standard pen or pencil that it was touted as a displacement for. 

It went ahead, regardless, to pitch more than 10million units. My specific at first negative emotions were soon expeled following I invested more time with it and saw others animated concerning its plausible outcomes. The screen was great, it was quick for network searching, gaming and viewing films or Television. The Note ended up being a convenient voyaging sidekick resulting from the fact that it fits effortlessly on even the most diminutive sharpen or plane table, but is more than huge enough for what most folks require. 

Notwithstanding, nonetheless, the brand new Note II has been started. Its screen is uncommon – the late HD Super Amoled 5.5” presentation is more propelling than ever, its 1.6MHz quad-heart processor is quicker than ever, the electric cell keeps up longer and the S Pen has been redesigned to furnish immense enhancements over its ancestor. Granted that its actually 0.7” more extensive than the Universe S3 cellular telephone, the unit feels particularly contrasting. It's absolutely unlike all else on the business sector. 

So while the Note II is simply an iterative enhancement over its antecedent it feels far completely structured. This is an apparatus that now recognises my penmanship snappy enough to be usable, and permits me to explain pictures or online elements with the simplicity that the first Note hurt for. While a come back to the stylus felt similar to a retrograde step, now Samsung have included ‘Air View’ an item that permits you to see sees of, express, messages or schedule errands provided that you float the S Pen over an article, or pop out a movie and keep it on screen while you’re doing something else. It makes a certified contrast and greatly works truly well. While I battled to make the S Pen motions work reliably – frequently the gadget deciphered the line that would be supposed to present a space as a hyphen – even the aforementioned too are broadly accommodating. 

Samsung, too, have made the S Pen completely combined – basically haul it out and up pops a late, spotless note, case in point. Every last trace of the proposed components join together to make the Note look gorgeous, and feel shockingly better to utilize. The Note merits to push a large number of more than its mainstream processor, to a limited extent down to Samsung's specific tolerable programming. 

In the event that there are blames, they feel prefer truly subjective bandy – its still too huge for overwhelmingly individuals to prefer to utilize it as a telephone, but that would be impossible to amaze prospective buyers. It's not an aggregate displacement for pen and paper but its sufficient for utilizing on the head off in the event that you should, and the brand new offer that gives you a chance to include a note the ‘back’ of a computerized photo is prodigy. 

It's moreover blatantly too huge to be utilized one given, even as a part of ‘One gave mode’ where the console sits to one side. In any case how regularly do you need to utilize a mechanism for example this one gave? The zoom lens isn’t flawless, but the singing power of the unit more than makes up for that with its fast network searching. I couldn’t spot an application that made it remotely work, and it has an electric cell existence that is bounty for the most part transatlantic flights. 

On 4G, it will accord a for the most part background as yet exceptional in the UK. With the included reward of Android Jam Bean and Google Now, its difficult to recognize any explanation not to propose the System Note. At around £30 for each month, or harshly £500 unlocked, its not disagreeable esteem either – for that cash you're getting a unprecedented telephone and a staggering tablet. 

Screen size: 5.5"
CPU: 1.6GHz, quad core, ARM Cortex A9
Screen resolution: 720 x 1280
Height: 151.1mm
Width: 80.5mm
Depth: 9.4 mm
Weight: 180g
Memory slot: MicroSD up to 32GB
Camera: 8mp
Front facing camera: 1.9mp
Video camera: 1080p
Camera flash: 1 x LED
Bluetooth v4.0; FM Radio; WiFi; GPS; 4G

Android 4.0 for 7 HTC Phones

Android 4.0 receivable in promptly 2012 for 7 HTC telephones 

The frozen custard Sandwich form of Google's portable managing framework will land on HTC telephones early afterward year--but don't look for it on all models. 

The late HTC Rezound is near the telephones that will get Google's frozen custard Sandwich discharge of Android in right on time 2012. 
(Credit: HTC ) 
HTC, which rose to smartphone unmistakable quality with Google's Android working framework, will start offering the late gelato Sandwich form in "right on time 2012," the outfit expressed today. 

Look for Android 4.0 on some, but not all units. HTC offered this preparatory post on its Facebook page: 

HTC knows how electrified our fans are to get their involved Google's most cutting edge form of Android, frozen dessert Sandwich, so we're thrilled today to affirm the first wave of HTC telephones that will gain redesigns: We can affirm the mark newfangled HTC Vivid, on special starting today, is upgradeable to frozen dessert Sandwich. Besides, sorbet Sandwich is going in promptly 2012 to a mixed bag of mechanisms incorporating the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, and additionally the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Plan 4G and HTC Surprise 4G through close joining with our transporter mates. 

There probable could be more, but HTC isn't dedicating yet. "We're carrying on to evaluate our feature portfolio, so stay tuned for additional redesigns on unit redesigns, timing, and different portions about HTC and frozen custard Sandwich," HTC expressed. 

Android overhauls are a disagreeable matter. Google's late working frameworks should sift through telephone producers and portable system drivers before touching base in clients' hands, and that might be an extended methodology even in the cases where it happens. More senior Android telephones would not be able to handle late Android forms, and transporters that have redone the OS with their specific emphasizes need to re-alter it for upgrades. 

In an investigation of 18 Android telephones, Michael Degusta found the Android telephones slacked iPhone models in backing for brand new forms of the working framework. Holders of even more current Android models aren't wrong to doubt that they'll see sorbet Sandwich on their telephones.