Taiwanese HTC One X+ Updated To Android 4.2.2 & Sense 5


HTC has pushed out an unexpected over-the-air update to all One X+ devices in Taiwan. The upgrade brings Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 to the handset, effectively turning the device into a low-end version of HTC’s flagship One, complete with all the bells and whistles you would expect; BlinkFeed, Video Highlights, and Notification Toggles.

The One X+ was released back in November, 2012 and packs a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2100 mAh battery. So, understandably it’s not the first device that comes to mind when you think of 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 compatibility.

The full changelog for the update can be seen below:

  • HTC Sense 5 and Android 4.2.2 upgrade
  • New HTC BlinkFeed Home
  • New lock screen style: electronic gadgets
  • Added display the battery meter in the status bar options
  • New sleep mode switch
  • Quick Settings panel: use two-finger gestures with 12 sliding open the Notifications panel fast setting
  • AE / AF lock: Long tap the screen shot on the screen to start the exposure / focus lock function
  • Video Highlights living micro film: With 12 kinds of styles of music theme, automatically edited into a stunning 30 seconds video
  • Music Channel: You can view the lyrics and music visualization screen * (* support content based on actual lyrics database shall prevail)
  • Support more Chinese words

As the update has already been pushed out in Taiwan, we presume that it will also start its rollout in Europe at the end of the month, and will move to the U.S. once AT&T makes some minor tweaks to the firmware and gives it the green light.

It’s great to see HTC’s continuous support towards its older handsets, and we hope to see other manufacturers following its lead and updating their older devices, too.

If you’re in Taiwan and haven’t received the update OTA, you can click the source link below to download and install it on your device manually.