HTC One X’s AT&T version has received a new software version with 2.20.502.7, which tags along Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.
The recent update promises to bring about several modifications on the smartphone, including the behavior of its Recent Apps key, which is the most notable change brought by the update for now.
When the HTC One X and One S launched to the public, both failed to offer a complete user experience due to the absence of a dedicated menu button, which did not fit for some users that can only access the menu list through Android OS’s underlying option in apps that have not been augmented for the Holo theme.
The latest HTC update offers an avenue for users to use the Recent Apps button as a menu button. Aside from opening recent apps, users will also have the ability to open the apps menu with one press or view the recent apps list through a long press or vice versa.
It opens an avenue for doubts as to the reason behind the late implementation of such system, when it had a closely related function with the firm’s One V edition, which automatically hid the menu in every app and allows users to view menu options via a long press of the Recent Apps key, though it did not suggest a list of options similar to the one presented.
However, the implementation of this new feature has somehow addressed negative feedbacks from annoyed users, and hopefully, this update will reach the international model soon.
Source: Android Police
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