Keeps physical design, changes internals
HTC has officially announced its follow-up to its well-received One X. Using the same physical design as its predecessor, the One X+ contains a number of improvements to its internals. The biggest change is the inclusion of a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, matching details rumored earlier this month.
Forum post with intranet image suggests permanent change
AT&T may be cutting its price for the HTC One X on Sunday, according to a rumor. A user on the xda-developers forum claiming to be an AT&T sales representative said the handset would drop from its current $200 up-front cost to $100 on a two-year contract. Evidence was supplied via a cropped image said to be from the company intranet, although the lack of company branding or other identifying information makes it difficult to confirm as genuine.
HTC one of the first to commit to Android 4.1 updates
HTC is now confirmed as the first major OEM to commit to upgrading at least some of its handsets to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Although it hasn't released a firm timetable for its updates, it will be bringing the latest version of Android to its One X, One XL and One S devices. Although Ice Cream Sandwich is also installed on the One V, it did not single that device out by name in its official statement on the matter.
HTC to alter production process, fix future phones
In a statement to Android Central, HTC has acknowledged the Wi-Fi connectivity issues recently reported for the HTC One X smartphone. HTC has identified an issue with the production process for the One X, and the company says that efforts are underway to prevent future One X models from displaying the same problems.
Quick battery drain, bad Wi-Fi reception among symptoms
A design flaw is interfering with users' ability to connect the HTC One X with a Wi-Fi source. The One X seemingly has several Wi-Fi-related problems that either drain the battery rapidly or render it completely unable to connect to a Wi-Fi network. HTC is reportedly aware of the issue, and is asking for feedback to help the engineering team resolve the problem.
Galaxy S III lands in Australia in white, blue to follow
The Samsung Galaxy S III has gone on sale in Australia with the Exynos 4412 quad-core model on sale initially. The Marble White model in 16GB is available immediately, with the 32GB listed as coming soon. The Pebble Blue model, which Samsung recently confirmed as having issues with its special paint process, is listed as available for pre-order now although shipments won’t start for 10 days. Australians will also soon have the choice of the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon LTE variant with 2GB with Telstra saying that it is currently negotiating with Samsung to bring it to its new 4G network.