HTC One X, the high-end quad-core Android-based mobile phone that HTC made official in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, arrives on shelves with a crippled multitasking experience, recent reports unveil.
Apparently, users have discovered that the new tweaks that HTC introduced in HTC One X to handle multitasking are resulting in unexpected behavior.
The Taiwanese mobile phone maker has changed the vertical scrolling of apps to a horizontal one in the new Sense 4.0 UI loaded on its HTC One X
, but made another important change as well.
Users report that the device is force-closing the applications that run in the background, which results in a crippled experience.
The stock Android platform does not do so, which clearly shows that the Taiwanese handset vendor has made some modifications in the area.
However, it appears that this is how the smartphone was intended to behave, at least this is what the company reportedly told The Verge
“HTC is aware of some questions in the enthusiast community about how the HTC One X handles multitasking and memory management for background apps,” the vendor’s official statement on the matter reads.
“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.”
At the moment, HTC One X
users who would like to benefit from a different approach to multitasking than the one available on their devices should look elsewhere, though chances are that the vendor will review its position on the matter.
Based on user feedback, HTC might decide to alter the current multitasking behavior of its smartphone, though no promise on this has been made, especially since the company is seeing this as a feature of the device, not as an issue.