HTC One S Switching Between Homescreen And Helicopter View Like Crazy
The HTC One S is stylish and powerful, but not flawless. The phone has already showed several bugs, but all of them were solved quickly thanks to updates launched immediately after the problems were discovered. Now the device behaves like a crazy, because as the video below shows, it can randomly switch between the homescreen and helicopter view, and if you try tapping on any capacitive button, the phone will just stop responding. Annoying? Yes, but let’s see how users explain this.
There are various support forums that are discussing this problem at the moment, and the most acceptable reason heard by me is that when the phone is in a weak signal area, it has to boost power output to reach the cell, which causes resonance between the GSM frequency and the frequency of the capacitive buttons. Probably the bug can be fixed by tweaking the button press sensitivity to be higher than it is. So most likely everything can be solved by a simple software update.
Digging deeper we can find out that the 900MHz frequency used by some European mobile operators could have had some problems with 2G signal. So if you are interested in this, there is a 15-page report on XDA Developers for you reading pleasure.
This is the same problem we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but if the Korean company took the wheel in its hands and solved the it immediately, HTC is still taking phones to repair and it doesn’t come with an appropriate announcement or update yet. But this doesn’t mean the Taiwanese company will be keeping a tight lip about the issue all the time, vice versa, HTC will come with a solution in the nearest future, I’m sure of it.