News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 07, 2013.
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might have been introduced months ago, but the AT&T HTC One X has remained on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich until now. AT&T has finally announced that the One X will begin updating to Android 4.1 beginning today. Users can trigger the update by making sure that their phone is charged at least 75 percent and then navigating to Applications > Settings > About phone > Check for Updates.
The HTC One X will automatically install three new AT&T apps: Locker for cloud storage, DriveMode to auto-reply to text messages while driving, and Messages to have a unified inbox for text, calls, and voicemails. It will also introduce several new features from Android 4.1 and HTC Sense, including:
- Google Now, which provides you with the latest relevant information you need, when you need it. Whether you're checking the weather, checking flight information, tracking a package or more, you can get the information that matters most immediately in a single swipe.
- Changes to the notification display that groups updates from the same application together and allows you to expand or collapse any notification.
- The ability to view the full text of an SMS message and the full photo of a MMS in the notification window.
- An event notifications display that offers more of the event description, allowing you to quickly see relevant details without having to open an app.
- New countdown timer for the front-facing camera.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.