Owning an HTC phone should be an enjoyable experience, but that enjoyment can quickly turn to frustration if your handset is plagued with bugs or glitches make the device inoperable. The latest bug to come to our attention for the HTC One S is a constant switching between it’s home screen and the ‘helicopter’ view without any input from the user.
This issue has been widely reported and documented by users (Vodafone Forums, O2 Forums, XDA-Developers), but HTC doesn’t seem to think this is a serous issue and their customer service reps even claim that it is not a widespread problem: “I can confirm that this is not something which we have had reported recently.” While I have owned the HTC One S for more than a month, I have not come across this issue.
One forum member speculates that the issue could be triggered when the phone is in a poor coverage area as the handset boost its power to maintain a stronger signal.
[quote]One could speculate that when the signal is very weak, the phone has to boost its power output to the max to
communicate with the cell controller, and at the GSM frequency this causes resonances or harmonics that the button
sensor is sensitive to at that power level. It might be worth adjusting the button-press smoothing and/or delay
parameters to make it ignore multiple triggers in that range. If it is a resonance / harmonic issue, it might only
need a small tweak to fix.[/quote]
HTC has a pretty good track record of resolving issue like this, so we hope they can find a solution for those affected by this latest bug. Have you experienced this (or any other) issue on your HTC One S?
Thanks for the tip, Shep.
Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.