The HTC One X features multitasking that sucks by design!

A lot of owners of the new HTC One X are unhappy with how HTC chose to implement multitasking on their latest flagship device.

Users are reporting that apps in the background are being killed much faster than they should. For example music streaming services stop playing once they have been in the background for a couple of minutes and apps brought from the background to the foreground restart instead of resuming where they left off. Also, if you navigate from the browser and return a moment later, the open websites in the browser must be reloaded instead of being cached.

Doesn’t sound like what one would expect from a brand new smartphone. To be honest, I have a five year old BlackBerry laying around my house that can multitask well enough to do all of those things.

HTC has responded to the complaints and it turns out that this is a non issue.  Nothing is broken and multitasking is working exactly as intended on the HTC One X.

HTC’s statement:

“HTC is aware of some questions in the enthusiast community about how the HTC One X handles multitasking and memory management for background apps. 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.”

So basically, HTC chose to severely limit the multitasking capability of the One X so that their skin (Sense 4.0) will have more resources to use.  I am pretty sure that most smartphone users would rather have useable multitasking than HTC’s skin, but what do I know?

You can visit this thread on the XDA Developers forum for more information.