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HTC confirms One S and One X Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Leaves HTC One V owners in the dark
Fri Jul 20 2012, 11:07
HTC One X Ice Cream Sandwich powered quad core handset

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has confirmed yesterday's rumours, telling us that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be coming to its One S and One X handsets.

HTC One X Ice Cream Sandwich powered quad core handsetAustralian network Telstra let slip on Thursday that Google's latest operating system will be coming to the HTC One series, and HTC has told The INQUIRER that the rumours are true.

An HTC spokesperson said, "We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google's latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean.

"Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean," they added, hinting that the update will also be coming to other HTC devices.

However, While this is good news for owners of the HTC One S and One X handsets, the statement does suggest that the budget HTC One V won't be getting the update.

As we pointed out yesterday, HTC was unable to confirm whether the One S and One S will get all of the new Android Jelly Bean features, but given the phones' decent hardware specifications, we don't see why they won't.

This would mean owners of the handsets will be treated to Google's redesigned user interface, Google Now, enhanced keyboard and Project Butter, which aims to speed up Android smartphones' overall performance.

It's still unclear when mobile operators will roll out the update to these handsets. µ

 

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