According to Android Central, HTC said it “identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points.” The company has already “taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future.”
Unfortunately, HTC said nothing about how it intends to fix the problem for existing HTC One X users. Regarding current users the manufacturer simply said “many customers have not experienced any problems with signal strength.” That’s great for those users, but what about the other users who did experience the problem?
By fixing the problem in the production process HTC admitted the flaw is a hardware issue which means it’s not easily fixed by most users. Any user who has a problematic unit will simply have to deal with the issue until the two-year contact is up or they decide to break the contract for a different time. That’s a long time to live with a phone that has such a serious flaw.
The obvious fix is to replace the One X phones that exhibit the problem with a new unit, though HTC would need to find some way of identifying which phones actually have the flaw. We hope the company finds some way to fix the issue in the near future. If not, will likely see a class-action lawsuit like Apple saw for the iPhone 4 Antennagate issue a few years ago.
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