The HTC One X has been proclaimed by the masses as one of the most powerful Android smartphones out on the market, with its 1GB RAM, quad core processor, and impressive camera.
HTC One X multitasking feature is buggy
With the wide array of features that are present on the HTC One X, some suspect that there may be negative implications for the battery life, yet this has not been the case thus far, and we now know why, based on user comments on the XDA Developers forums. It seems as though the multitasking feature has been adapted by Sense UI so the appearance and performance is different to that in Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). The differed performance includes the fact that background apps are being unexpectedly shut down very aggressively.
HTC have responded as follows: We value the community’s input and are always looking for ways to enhance customers’ experience with our devices. That said, right now multitasking is operating normally according to our custom memory management specifications which balance core ICS features with a consistent HTC Sense experience.
This is unsatisfactory as HTC are stating that this is a ‘feature’ rather than what it clearly actually is: a bug. While power users won’t have great multitasking capabilities like on other Android phones, this aggressive closing of background apps provided better battery life on the HTC One X.