AT&T releases Android 4.0.4 update for HTC One X with menu button and multi-tasking fix
Not content with rolling out three major software updates this week, HTC has released an update for the AT&T HTC One X which delivers Android 4.0.4 along with a change to the way the phone deals with the “action overflow” menu button in Ice Cream Sandwich. In HTC’s Android 4.0.3 build, applications which are not optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich force a menu bar to display at the bottom of the screen. While this software workaround was functional, it was not very elegant since the majority of application developers have not yet updated their apps to take advantage of the “action overflow” feature in Android 4.0.
HTC’s fix for this issue removes the menu bar from the bottom of the screen and allows users to configure the capacitive multitasking button on the device to access the menu functionality within apps. Configuration options include: always open recent apps, press for menu and long press for recent apps, or press for recent apps and long press for menu.
HTC and AT&T have not yet released a full change log for the Android 4.0.4 update, but some users are also reporting an improvement in multi tasking performance. We’re sure there are a few other tweaks and bug fixed here and there. If you spot anything new, be sure to leave a comment below.
- Additional NFC Capabilities
- More content choices in HTC Hub
- Car application update to provide access for third party music applications
- Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
- Improved Bluetooth automobile compatibility
- Increased 3G/4G connectivity
- HTC Sense improvements
- Contacts synchronization enhancements
- Network time correction
Source: Android Police