HTC Details Smartphones to Receive Jelly Bean Update
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.