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Sure HTC may be hemorrhaging money at an alarming rate, but at least it’s continuing to make its customers happy by providing guidance on which of its popular devices will be getting the coveted Jelly Bean update. According to a leaked update list from notorious leaker Football4PDA, owners of the following devices will get the Jelly Bean update… at some point:
This is exciting news indeed— though I’m sure owners of the above devices are eager to know when they will get the extensive update. Hopefully HTC doesn’t wait until even newer pieces of software is out before unleashing the Jelly Bean update to the masses.
Earlier today HTC announced their newest flagship, the One X+, which will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+. We originally thought the latest version of Sense would be version 4.5, but either way it’s an updated version. As we expected, HTC will also upgrade the One X, the One S, and the One XL to both Jelly Bean and Sense 4+. They will start with the international unlocked versions this month, followed by the carrier branded versions. How long it will take for the carriers to approve and deploy the update is anyone’s guess. Those of you in the U.S. with the AT&T One X and the T-Mobile One S will eventually receive it, but again it’s going to be up to both of those carriers. I’m hopeful that all devices will receive it by the end of the year.
If you own a One V, unfortunately it wasn’t mentioned as receiving the upgrade, which isn’t good news at all. I guess that’s going to be a trait for all economy phones moving forward. Manufacturers just aren’t going to put the time into them as they assume those customers aren’t as concerned with those that buy mid to upper tier phones.
Those of you lucky individuals who own the HTC One X smartphone can now have something to look forward to. While you still may not know of Jelly Bean’s exact arrival, at least HTC is giving the owners an idea of when the update is due to arrive. The manufacturer has confirmed the update will be pushed to the unlocked Tegra 3 models by October, followed by the carrier-branded models (i.e. the One XL or Snapdragon-powered One X models) receiving the update hopefully by roughly Christmas if all goes well.
The HTC Jelly Bean news doesn’t stop there either. You remember how we told you about that supercharged HTC One X+ that’s on the way? Well that device along with the special One XL arriving on EE’s brand-spankin’ new 4G LTE network will come with Jelly Bean shipped out of the box. And before you ask— there’s no news of when One S owners will get Jelly Bean, but if or when we hear news, we’ll be sure to share it with you.
Yesterday, Telstra told us HTC was working on the Jelly Bean update for select One devices, and now HTC has confirmed it The One X, One XL and One S will be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.1 in the hopefully near future. Here’s the statement from HTC:
“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.”
Carrier versions of the One X and One S for AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers will also be receiving the Jelly Bean update. There’s been no word yet on when the update will release or if the One V, EVO 4G LTE and Droid Incredible 4G LTE will be included in those update plans.
Since Jelly Bean’s announcement, we hadn’t heard any news from many manufacturers and when their devices would get the coveted update, but lo and behold— HTC finally has some good news for owners of a couple of premium devices. According to Australian carrier Telstra, the HTC One S and
One X One XL smartphones will be first in line to get the Android 4.1 update. While no specific date is given, Telstra confirms that HTC is at least “preparing the update”.
Also keep in mind the timing of the Jelly Bean update sounds about right too for two reasons. First, both the One S and One XL are HTC’s flagship devices at the moment, so flagship devices tend to get priority when it comes to software updates. Second, Google did confirm it would release the PDK of its Android software to select Android manufacturers much earlier, which would naturally give those manufacturers a headstart in modifying the software updates for their respective devices.
While it’s exciting to know a few of the One Series smartphones is all but set for the update, the real question now is when HTC One Series owners out here in the States should expect to see the Jelly Bean update as well?
You can add Germany to the list of countries lucky enough to be graced with the HTC
One X One XL LTE smartphone. Vodafone Germany and HTC made a joint announcement one of the most popular smartphones in the game will be available in early June and will come in both black and white flavors across German carriers such as Deutsche Telekom and O2 Germany, though Vodafone Germany will the black version only in its stores. As you might have already expected, the device will be identical to the American 4G LTE version of the One X smartphone and feature a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch 720p HD screen and of course Android 4.0 with a heavy dose of Sense 4.0 + goodies. Germans will especially be delighted as the One XL will come equipped with 32GB of memory and of course 25GB of cloud storage courtesy of Dropbox.
So now it’s official: Germany will get their opportunity to own the best Android phone available in a matter of weeks. Break out the Schwarzbier and get ready to celebrate!
source: The Unwired
The HTC One X is no doubt an impressive phone— whether in its Tegra 3 or Snapdragon S4 form. While the device has generated a lot of buzz and excitement, we do know there is a clear difference between the two versions besides the chipset: the Snapdragon version has an LTE chip, the Tegra 3 version doesn’t. People may not realize that HTC has casually made mention of an HTC One XL smartphone, but there has been some minor confusion of what that smartphone actually is. Here’s a quick answer for you all: the HTC One XL smartphone is essentially the AT&T version of the HTC One X without the AT&T branding that will be released specifically for international markets utilizing LTE technology.
There’s a few theories on why this is too. AT&T perhaps wanted to keep the more edgy HTC One X branding, but HTC realized it needs to cater to other growing LTE markets worldwide. That means in order to bring an LTE variant of the One X smartphone outside of the US, it will need to need to you guessed it– bring the Snapdragon S4 version of the device. Instead of causing confusion abroad by having two different versions of the device bearing the same name, HTC kept things simple and named the Tegra 3 version of the device the One X and the Snapdragon S4 version of the device the One XL.
So there you have it gang. The One X will also be known as the Tegra 3 version. The One XL will be also known as the Snapdragon S4 LTE version. And those of us in the U.S. will have the lucky honor of having AT&T’s version of the One XL known as the One X. OK… so there is some minor confusion for us here in the States, but you hey– you get the point.
With Samsung doing very well with their letter-based naming scheme, HTC is looking to the same. It only makes sense because how many different names can you come up with? It’s the perfect way to simplify things since they recently announced a cut back on the number of phones they will release this year.
We’ve already told you about the official names of the Endeavor and the Ville. which will be called the One X and One S when they get unveiled at Mobile World Congress.