Today, my international HTC One X just received a notification to update to Sense 4.1 and Android 4.0.4. This updates adding new features to optimize user experience by improving speed, menu options and battery life. On top of that, Sense 4.1 can allow you to remove the nasty Black Menu Bar from the HTC One X.
The lag that used to exist with swiping between homescreens while using live wallpapers is gone. It just works smoother now and the phone even scores a higher benchmark than the Android 4.0.3 and Sense 4.0 version on Quadrant even though my phone is loaded with over 50 apps.
But the feature most people are waiting for on the HTC One X is getting rid of the black bars! No more black bars! You can eliminate the annoying black menu bar on your HTC One X by changing your mutli-task button into a menu button. In exchange, you can still use the multi-task button by long-holding it. To access the settings toggle, go to Settings >Display, gestures & buttons > Recent apps button.
I am a rather heavy user of my HTC One X. Since it takes over an hour to transit to school, I use about an hour of screen time reading on Flipboard while using a wireless data connection. Over a month, I use 3-4 GB of data so my battery life could be significantly less than the average user. Since HTC One X doesn’t have the biggest battery or the best efficiency, I often only get 2-3 hours of screen time before the battery dies on me. What this update should do is optimize the HTC One X battery life to 3-4 hours of screen time if I rely more on WiFi and remove 3D animations.
If you don’t have the update notification for your device and you don’t want to root your phone just get an update, check for updates by going to Settings >About (at bottom of the menu)>Software updates>Check now. Not all HTC One X are updated at the same time as many North American devices have already received this update.
If you have more problems regarding the software update, let me know in the comments below.
There are a couple problems that I have been informed about or I have experienced myself with the HTC One X since the update. For starters, my music player has lag after the Sense 4.1 when I input some commands like the home button. On top of this, my phone has crashed one time already. Prior to the update, I only crashed my HTC One X when I tried to stream 4-5 videos simultaneously.
Meanwhile, a reader just said that his Dad’s phone lost his 3G/ Mobile Data.