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HTC Details Smartphones to Receive Jelly Bean Update

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One X and One S first HTC smartphones due to receive Android 4.1.

Following uncertainty surrounding which HTC smartphones will receive the Jelly Bean update, the firm has revealed its plan relating to Android 4.1.

Reports had suggested that HTC would be launching Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in October, but that failed to come into fruition. The HTC One X, One S and One XL were then confirmed to be the first due to receive the update, but the smartphones have yet to be upgraded.

Now, HTC has confirmed that the One X and One S were eligible for a Jelly Bean upgrade. Although other devices are being reviewed for an upgrade to the update, HTC has said it will "prioritize review for devices launched in 2012" before moving to devices stemming from 2011 and earlier.

HTC said that devices with 512MB of RAM or less will not receive Jelly Bean. Subsequently, only two handsets from the company's lineup have been completely ruled out for the update -- the One V and Desire C.

The firm didn't provide a timeframe for the Jelly Bean update releasing for One X and One S users. HTC claimed there are "many aspects to the software development process that make it difficult for us to give specifics on upgrade timing." It referred to several testing protocols for each carrier and region as contributing factors for the long Jelly Bean wait. However, the manufacturer assured that when testing becomes successful, the update would be delivered.

That said, not every user will receive the update simultaneously. However, HTC stressed that every user would receive the Jelly Bean update within 45 days of its release in a given territory.

While 4.1 Jelly Bean still makes its way to the majority of Android-powered smartphones -- only 2.7 percent of devices have the version installed -- the more secure Android 4.2 Jelly Bean launches today on the sold-out Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet.

 

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    jerm1027 , November 14, 2012 2:15 AM
    Glad to see at least one company is updating their phones.
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    Leftbranch , November 14, 2012 2:15 AM
    Where's the Evo love? I thought that the HTC Evo's were the premier line of HTC phones.
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    wardoc22 , November 14, 2012 2:27 AM
    I have a nokia n9 :) 

    Dual booting both andriod 4+ and meego..

    Android on a sexy piece of phone hardware
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    amuffin , November 14, 2012 2:30 AM
    I've been checking everyday on my One X....
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    marcolorenzo , November 14, 2012 4:32 AM
    LeftbranchWhere's the Evo love? I thought that the HTC Evo's were the premier line of HTC phones.


    Keyword here is "were". The One series are the top dogs now.

    amuffinI've been checking everyday on my One X....


    Me too, I'm really starting to get sick of the "There are no updates available on your system" message.
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    edwinjr , November 14, 2012 6:36 AM
    Waiting update for my htc sensation :-)
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2012 7:02 AM
    Then you better get over to xda-developers for your update...
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    wemakeourfuture , November 14, 2012 11:58 AM
    marcolorenzoKeyword here is "were". The One series are the top dogs now.Me too, I'm really starting to get sick of the "There are no updates available on your system" message.


    At least Apple doesn't but their customers through update hell
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    LePhuronn , November 14, 2012 7:05 PM
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    many aspects to Android bloatware polluting process that make it difficult for us to give specifics on upgrade timing


    There - fixed it,

    Although HTC Sense can stay - I love it on my One S
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    LePhuronn , November 14, 2012 7:06 PM
    wemakeourfutureAt least Apple doesn't but their customers through update hell


    Yeah, because Apple don't let you update a phone more than 30 seconds old.
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