HTC One X And One S Smartphones Get ClockworkMod Touch Software

Leave it to some crafty folks to ensure the latest and greatest tools are available for the latest and greatest devices in no time. While the HTC One X and One S smartphones are still newly released devices, the fine ClockworkMod development team has gone ahead and quickly pumped out the latest ClockworkMod Touch software for those devices. That means owners of those devices are one step closer to flashing not just one, but perhaps multiple ROMs because hey— we all love our ROMs, right?

Naturally, you’ll find the new ClockworkMod software when you hit the source link below. In addition, you will also find the traditional non-Touch version, if that’s your fancy. Well go on— get to it.

Source: ClockworkMod

Owners say HTC’s Micro Arc Oxidation Process on the One S looks to be Flawed

Last month HTC spoke quite highly of their micro-arc oxidation process that they used on the HTC One S. The whole process explained, sounded very interesting. You can read more and see a video from the HTC YouTube channel by checking out our previous article on the specifics of this process HTC used, including claims that you wouldn’t even need a case for your beloved Android device.

Well there looks to be a turn of events a month later. This process HTC was bragging about in March may actually not be so great, and they may have to make some improvements. Based on some photos provided by XDA members enlan and robban87, there could be a real issue. To follow were replies from a number of other members of the well-known developer forum, claiming that they never dropped their HTC One S and they are seeing this same defect in this process that HTC claims to be 3x stronger than steel.

Although we haven’t found any reply from HTC on this, but hopefully we will. If you or someone you know has an HTC One S, comment below and tell us if you’re seeing similar signs of unnatural wear on your new device.

Source: XDA

HTC One S to be unveiled by T-Mobile at press event on April 18

HTC and Sprint held their event last Wednesday, and next Wednesday the 18th, it’s going to be HTC and T-Mobile. Our inbox just got the press invite and T-Mobile isn’t trying to be coy about this one as you see HTC One S is front and center. Looks like this is going to be a pretty big party because there’s going to be a musical performance by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. For now we’re anticipating an April 25 release, but we will know for sure next week.

T-Mobile HTC One S training begins, April 25 release seems likely

 

It seems like the rest of the world is enjoying some HTC One Series love, but those of us in the U.S are still waiting. We got a glimpse of the EVO 4G LTE variant last week, but we won’t see that till probably late May. There is the One X for AT&T, but still nothing official as far as when. Looks like T-Mobile might be the winning carrier for releasing something from the One series first. The One S has been rumored to land on April 22, but according to Tmonews, training has begun and things seem to point towards April 25 instead. Can you handle three more days? I know I can.

Source: tmonews

HTC Watch movie rental prices slashed for Easter

If you picked up a shiny new HTC One X or One S this Easter weekend — or you already own an earlier Sense device — then you’ll find a special offer waiting for you in the HTC Watch app. Until the end of Easter Monday, the rental price of many movies in HTC Watch has been cut down to almost nothing — in the UK, the cost is just £0.05.

The HTC Watch catalog has been growing slowly but steadily since the service launched on the Sensation last spring, and it’s bundle on Sense 3.0+ smartphones, as well as tablets like the Flyer and Jetstream.

A few highlights in this weekend’s Easter Special offer include —

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Hangover 2
  • Final Destination 5
  • Cloverfield
  • The Matrix
  • 300

To view the full list, fire up HTC Watch and select the “Easter Weekend Special” option from the main menu.

Source: androidcentral

T-Mobile HTC One S aces benchmark test

 

There’s nothing quite like comparing benchmark scores to work up mobile phone lovers into a frenzy. If past ventures have taught us anything it’s that the best benchmark scores don’t always equate to the best real life performance but that doesn’t stop us checking to see exactly what score our latest and greatest gadget can achieve. The Quadrant benchmark test is one of the better known benchmark tools for Android and the T-Mobile branded HTC One S is the latest device to be put through its paces and we’re pleased to report that it passes with flying colours.

HTC’s latest must-have device with its Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor scored an impressive 4729 which places it streets ahead of high end devices like the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. Who needs quad-core!

Our friends over at TmoNews also discovered some other interesting points about the device. T-Mobile US look set to have a 180 exclusive on the One S which is expected to launch mid April. The launch model is also expected to have a blue tint to the bodywork with the black and red trim variant launching later in June. The phone will also be receiving “Mao” treatment which stands for “Micro-Arc-Oxidation”. To you and I that means that the ceramic surface is 3 times stronger than steel, sounds good to me!

Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll keep you posted as to when HTC’s faster than light and stronger than steel super-phone finally hits the market.

Source : TmoNews

Medfield-Powered Lenovo K800 Benchmark Scores Show Promise

 

Intel’s Medfield chipset promises to bring performance and improved power consumption to Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices. Launch partner Lenovo is promising to release its 1.6GHz Atom Z2460-powered K800 smartphone in China in two months. Until then, we won’t really know if Medfield will live up to its potential, but Engadget managed to score some early benchmarks for a prototype K800 running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.

How close these benchmarks are to the final version has yet to be seen, so take these numbers for what they are. The graphics performance was lacking a bit, but the overall scores were similar to those of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which runs a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor. Not too shabby. Better yet, the K800 performed very well in the Javascript test, beating the Galaxy Note as well as the HTC One X and One S.

Now we just have to see how well the battery holds up. Check out the full benchmarks after the break.

                             K800 HTC One S HTC One X Galaxy Note(int’l)
Quadrant (v2) 3,850 5,053 4,906 3,854
Linpack single-thread (MFLOPS) 89.47 103.88 48.54 64.3
Linpack multi-thread (MFLOPS) 90.57 222.22 150.54 95.66
NenaMark2 (fps) 27.6 61.0 47.6 32.8
NenaMark1 (fps) 38 60.8 59.5 56.6
Vellamo 1,162 2,452 1,617 901
SunSpider 9.1 (ms, lower numbers are better) 1,270.2 1,742.5 1,772.5 2,902

Source: engadget