Keeping up to the recent tradition of American based carriers taking their time upgrading device software is AT&T. The second biggest carrier in the United States is following in the footstep of its close competitor Verizon in drawing anger from customers because devices are not updated to the latest platform software’s. AT&T has taken its merry time updating the HTC One X to Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean, but the company is now finally sending out the update.
The HTC One X should not be confused with HTC’s recently launched HTC One. The One X is the company’s 2012 flagship launched in Q2 of 2012, the HTC One it the company’s current flagship for 2013 (and of course already running Jelly Bean 4.1). AT&T is lagging behind in updating the HTC One X, especially when we consider that the global version of the device was updated way back in November.
The update is rolling out over the air so all HTC One X and to access it users need to head to Settings > about phone > Check for updates. The Jelly Bean update to 4.1 comes with a bunch of new features such as Google Now and a host of bespoke AT&T apps, including:
AT&T Locker – Allows you to automatically store photos, videos and documents securely in the cloud, so you can access and share from your smartphone or computer.
AT&T DriveMode® – Helps curb texting and driving. The app can be set-up to automatically send a customizable reply to incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving 25 mph. The auto-reply message is similar to an “out-of-office alert” and can reply to texts, emails and wireless callers letting your friends know that you are driving and unable to respond.*
AT&T Messages – Displays all your texts, calls, and voicemail messages together in a single inbox, easily accessible from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
A decent amount of stuff we think you would agree, so maybe we can see now why this update was long in the works.