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HTC has announced that a new over-the-air update is now rolling out for the international HTC One X (that's the unlocked, HSPA+, Tegra 3 version). This is essentially the same update that the AT&T One X got a few days back, bringing the One X up to Android 4.0.4 (from 4.0.3), and introducing a number of Sense-specific enhancements, including a re-mapping of the 'recent apps' key. Other notables include a new tab-switching button in the browser, white balance adjustment and continuous autofocus in the camera app, and some HTC Media Link improvements in the OpenSense SDK.

HTC says the update will start to filter out to customers today, Aug. 10, so if you're rocking a One X outside of North America, head to Settings > About phone > Software updates to see if your OTA is ready.

Here's HTC's full statement on today's update --

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure customers are receiving software updates that improve their user experience, we are pleased to announce our next upgrade for the HTC One X will be released on August 10th.

The primary update will include an upgrade to Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), in addition to an improved Sense experience which will: enable the ability to map menu function to the 'recent app' key (improving visual presentation in non ICS apps like Facebook); improve tab management in the browser with a dedicated tab switching button and enhance camera capabilities such as white balance and continuous autofocus.  Furthermore, customers can expect enhancements to memory, platform stability and the overall browsing experience. Other improvements include a Single Sign-On for Facebook allowing user access across applications and browsers and upgrades to Beats audio, which reflect our dedication to providing an authentic sound experience.

From a developer perspective, we are expanding SDK support for Media Link and providing a framework for video call applications to achieve improved performance and quality.

If you're updating your One X today, hit the comments and let us know how you're liking the new version.


Reader comments

HTC announces Android 4.0.4 update for international One X


Because they have to focus on mass quality control. They don't get the leisure of putting out a half baked ROM and then update it every day for a month to get it damn near bugless.

Read just about any review of the two on the planet. The S4 *is* faster than the Tegra 3. It is a much more modern architecture. The Tegra 3 might do a bit better on some graphics, however.

No, it pretty much matched in CPU power. However the new kernel in this update is known to dramatically increase the Tegra 3 optimisation, it gets a higher quadrant then the S4 now.

Have the unlocked international version here in Oklahoma. Woke up to the update. I like the changes especially now that I can hide that awful menu button!

I really love my One X, it's a great phone, but if there's one thing that drives me crazy then it's the missing menu button! Thanks HTC for fixing this!

There are actually more than one version of the international HOX.
They are identical hardware wise, but were sold with slightly different software loads into different markets.

Mine was sold into the far East Asia market , and it always seems to get updates one to three days later than those sold into Europe.

Its usually a little carrier testing, luckily since its the same hardware and GSM it only takes roughly 3-4 days.

That's SUPPOSED TO BE the beauty of the international unlocked version, No Carrier interference. I don't have to wait for AT&T to bless this release.

If you brought the unlocked version then you get updates straight for HTC. They roll out updates gradually to help the download servers.

I was referring to networks which sell the One X (still the same Tegra 3 version but usually slightly tweaked such as boot animations).

Hi, i'm from Portugal and i just got the update!
The only notable things are the switching tab button and the long press for menu option... and it as smoother animations! I was looking forward for the quick settings notification bar... but no such thing! It's good to have an update though! It show they care!

Still waiting for my update here in the UK for my unbranded HOX. Is there something I have done wrong?

Had the update last Friday, blistering fast, leaves the SGS3 in second place, best quadrant 6100 I have posted videos on youtube under 4dogstech

I've rooted International One X, received the update today. But when I try to install it, my phone restarts and it loads the ClockworkMod Recovery. I don't know what to do, I've rooted my phone a couple of weeks ago and I'm not sure how to proceed now.

Any help would be appreciated.


I still don't have the update yet. My phone is from Hong Kong Idk if that has anything to do with it but yea your not alone Cory.

I spoke to a rep from HTC and mentioned that I had not gotten an update yet but my boyfriend did who is using the same phone but his is from Europe we live in the us. I got notification about a update the same day he did only he got 4.0.4 and I still had 4.0.3. The guy from HTC said that google sends out the updates by serial number and after 2-3 weeks they would just send it out to everyone who didn't have it yet. in two days it will have been 3 weeks I hope he was right. The weirdest part was that my phone updated but I saw no change in anything and like I said it was the same day my boyfriend got his. Hopefully he was right.