AT&T HTC One X & EVO 4G LTE Lose Feature We’ve Taken For Granted
The HTC One X is arguably the most powerful Android smartphone available on the market right now. However while the international version boasts a quad-core processor and the US variants (AT&T HTC One X and Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE) got the dual-core Snapdragon S4, recent benchmarks showed it was as powerful if not more.
AT&T HTC One X & EVO 4G LTE Lose ‘Complete Action Using’ feature
However there is now another little change in both the AT&T HTC One X and Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE that isn’t an issue in the international HTC One X variant – the ‘Complete Action Using’ feature.
Now if you’ve ever used an Android smartphone then you will be well aware of this popup screen with that name. Given that Android allows you to select 3rd party apps in place of the default ones, this menu lets you select which app you want to complete the action you are carrying out. We’ve become so accustomed to this screen which you can also ‘tick’ so it remembers your selected app in the future. Well guess what, this feature has been taken out of the Sprint and AT&T variants.
Why would HTC do this? The answer is Apple. The HTC One X for AT&T and Evo 4G LTE for Sprint are the first Android devices to face an import block at US Customs for potentially infringing an Apple patent. The patent as you would have guessed by now is for this exactly. So this is likely a way for HTC to make sure that both its US variants are compliant and hopefully US Customs will see it and let the duo through.