A look at: Sense 5 and android 4.2.2 for One X/X+

The update started to recently roll-out here in Europe, and will reach most unlocked devices inside a few weeks or so. Version number on my update is 2.18.401.2

Sense 5
That is the largest new thing in this update, together with android  4.2.2 it makes for a VERY good update.

Available under Settings > Personalize > Home screen style
You can also set it to Tradtional which is the regular 7 screens but no Blinkfeed.

Two finger swipe on notification bar
Brings you directly to quick settings

Added wallpaper style
Computer photos, which lets you connect to and with a code connect to your phone and set wallpaper directly to your phone from your computer. You can upload a photo directly to the phone with the page. Pretty cool function.

New lock screen style: Widget
Simply use select widgets on a lock screen, includes Google Now and such google adapted lock screen widgets. Not just any widget.

Battery level in % in status bar
Settings > Power, does what it sounds. Again: Finally!

Quick settings panel
12 default settings from new flip button on upper part of notification bar, gives you 12 fixed quick settings. Accessible directly from 2-finger swip on notification bar.

Sense 5 camera
Lacks Zoe though (3 sec video clip + pics), but it seems quicker/better. Swipe from side to side to change between front and rear camera.

AE/AF lock feature in Camera
Lock exposure/Focus on viewfinder screen by longpressing where you want AE/AF lock.

Android Daydream
A kind of  screensaver you can set to activate when you charge your phone and such.
Settings > Display , gestures & buttons

Updated music player
This is more or less straight from One and Sense 5

Stay awake
Screen will never sleep during charging. Now you find this under Settings > Display & Gestures.

Gallery changed
You now have Zoe Highlight, this is seen when you set Gallery to Event. Then an Highlight is automatically created from the photos in each event.

Developer options
Under Settings are now hidden, you enable it by going to Settings > About > Software version > More.. where you touch Build number 7 times. Which will give you a count down, and then say “you’re now a developer”. And Developer Options are back!

This I think are the major new things in it this update. If you find something not on this list, please let me know!

  • Gaurav

    Pretty cool features…Hope this update doesn’t slows the One X ..

  • infra101

    We neeeeddddd smart stay
    as feature not as an installed app

    • Tom Kelsall

      That’s a Samsung feature isn’t it?

      • yeah, a samsung “feature”

        • infra101

          so what!!!
          if there is something good created by someone you will never do the same cause of they are competitor?

          do something better

          • so, why have it since you will turn it off since it IS wasting battery? It’s a gimmick. And: someone have copyrights for for it, that’s another reason…

    • no, we don’t need “smart stay”. That is just wasting battery, And as Mr Tom says: It’s a samsung “feature” that they stole from LG I think it was. It would be VERY bad judgement to use it. And don’t use “we” when you mean “I want”..

      • infra101

        Dear it’s not just wasting battery cause if you dont need it you can turn it off as per your needs

  • It’s Me

    Is there any way to turn on the Developer Option “Stay Awake” while charging on a Sprint HTC One Android 4.3?

    • Don’t think that’s possible, at least not there

  • Madhan

    Ae and af Is locked in HTC one . How to unlock it