HTC One X, With Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Coming to ATandT May 6
HTC's One X is a 4G smartphone with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense 4 and Beats By Dre built in. The phone hits AT&T's network on May 6 for $199.The HTC One X, an Android-running, 4G-equipped smartphone that the skidding, Taiwan-based company hopes will bring its business back under control, will be available May 6 for $199, AT&T announced April 18. The One X, which is geared toward this agenda, boasts a number of firsts. Its the first smartphone to launch on the AT&T network running Android 4.0, known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Its the first AT&T smartphone with built-in Beats by Dre Audiosaid to offer distortion-free sound and rich bass whether youre watching a movie or streaming music. And finally, its AT&Ts first HTC phone to ship with Sense 4, the latest version of the manufacturers user interface (UI).
While nearly all Android-running phone makers wrap Android in a customized UI, HTCs is often cited as a favorite. This new version is said to bring improved battery performance, some assistance with the sound experience and improvements to the back-facing camerawhich is 8 megapixels and can do cool things like take photos while shooting HD video, take photos from existing video and snap photos in fast succession when the shutter button is held down. Also aided by what HTC calls an ImageChip, the camera can go from locked screen to snapping photos in just seconds, and it reportedly performs equally well in low-light, no-light and back-lit conditions. Plus, it can take a burst of photos, to ensure users catch the right shot.