The HTC One X shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the company has finally gotten around to updating Android to version 4.0.4. An OTA update will be rolling out to the international version of the HTC One X starting today, which includes several new features and overall tweaks to the operating system. In addition, HTC will be tweaking Sense, most notably the remapping of the multitasking key.
HTC has listened to user feedback and changed the behaviour of one of the three capacitive keys found at the bottom of the handset. The recent apps button will now open context menus within apps instead of pulling up the multitasking grid in Sense. Now users will have to perform a long press of the recent apps key in order to pull up the multitasking menu.
In addition, HTC says that tab management in the browser has been improved thanks to the addition of a dedicated tab switching button. Camera white balance and autofocus has also been tweaked, and HTC says that the operating system should be a bit more stable overall thanks to some memory and platform tweaks.
Finally, HTC has added a Single Sign-On feature for Facebook that will allow access to Facebook information across multuple apps and browsers, and the company has also improved the Beats Audio functions. Developers see a nice little addition too, with expanded SDK support for the Media Link HD, plus a new framework that should help improve quality in video calling apps.