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Android update for the AT&T HTC One X brings sanity to menu button (updated with changelog)

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AT&T and HTC are pushing out an over-the-air update for the HTC One X. It adds bug fixes and optimizations, including one feature that will appeal to anybody who values screen real estate: a saner option for the menu button

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ATT One X Stock White 1200

AT&T and HTC are pushing out an over-the-air update for the HTC One X. It's Android 4.0.4, and presumably adds the standard bug fixes and optimizations, but there is one feature that will appeal to anybody who values screen real estate: a saner option for the menu button. Previously, the HTC One X displayed a large, black bar whenever a menu button was called for but the app didn't support Android 4.0's implementation of the menu button in the action bar. Now, there is an option within settings to rid yourself of that large black bar and instead long-press the multitasking button in order to pop up the menu. We've reached out for an official changelog of updates and we'll update when we hear more.

Update: it appears that apps are less likely to be closed down as aggressively in the background, a much-hoped for improvement in multitasking.

Thanks Alcohol!

Update 2: We now have the full changelog from HTC:

A software update for the the HTC One X is rolling out in phases to AT&T customers starting on August 2nd. The update an updated version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) and a variety of additional benefits from HTC & AT&T.

New features:

  • Additional NFC Capabilities
  • More content choices in HTC Hub
  • Car application update to provide access for third party music applications

Fixes/Updates:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
  • Improved Bluetooth automobile compatibility
  • Increased 3G/4G connectivity
  • HTC Sense improvements
  • Contacts synchronization enhancements
  • Network time correction