Review: HTC One S for T-Mobile
The stock Android 4.0 browser is decent, though I find that HTC's modifications gum up the user interface a bit. The controls are not intuitive, and some secondary tasks can only be found through non-obvious swiping gestures. As far as rendering web pages goes over T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, it does just fine. I was really quite impressed with how fast the browser operates and how good web sites look on the display. Do yourself a favor, though, and download the beta version of Chrome for Android. It is a fantastic browser that's available to Android 4.0 devices, and worth skipping the stock browser for. It's faster, cleaner, and more intuitive to use.
HTC's Sense 4.0 lets you fine-tune nearly every facet of the One S's behavior and appearance. In fact, it probably offers too much flexibility.
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The modifications that matter most to most people, such as scenes, skins, wallpapers, and ringtones are a web of interlaced and related settings that take some time to learn to use properly. The most useful tool of the entire UI are those that let you customize the lock screen shortcuts.
We're live from HTC's event, where they are expected to announce new phones. Rumors whisper of a new series of phones called "One".
The HTC One S is a slightly toned down version of the One, but still has its own identity. The One S, coming to T-Mobile USA, will surely appeal to many with its good looks and capable features.
Apr 18, 2012
T-Mobile USA today announced that the HTC One S will go on sale through its various sales channels starting April 25. The One S, which was announced earlier this year by HTC, supports T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network and has a different treatment for the metallic surfaces, but is otherwise the same as the international version of the device.
Feb 26, 2012
HTC today announced the One S, an Android 4.0 / Sense 4.0 smartphone that will launch with T-Mobile USA later this spring. The One S supports T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 42Mbps and includes Beats Audio integration.
Nov 12, 2012
HTC recently posted more information about which devices will and won't receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates. Devices released in 2012 have the priority for 4.1 updates, but HTC will evaluate some 2011 devices as well.