HTC Confirm Android Jelly Bean Update for One X and One S

HTC has posted an updated FAQ page on its website confirming that users of the One X and One S will receive Android Jelly Bean updates as soon as carrier testing is finished.

There is no word yet as to which other handsets will be graced with Android 4.1 and the accompanying Sense 4+ update, but the manufacturer is said to currently be reviewing its 2012 handsets for eligibility.

However the HTC One V and Desire C are already confirmed not to have made the cut and will remain on Ice Cream sandwich. Both devices house just 512Mb of RAM, an apparent barrier to the new updates, although further support and updates aside from Jelly Bean will still be forthcoming.

Despite this HTC has confirmed it will consider Jelly Bean updates for its range of smartphones from 2011 once this year’s hardware had been evaluated. This could see the popular HTC Sensation (featuring 768GB of RAM) in line for an official update.

The firm also said it plans to post “generic development ROMs” of Jelly Bean for the One X and One S to its developer website as soon as they’re ready.

Whilst the Jelly Bean update also brings HTC Sense 4+, there’s no indication from HTC as to whether or not only handsets getting Android 4.1 will gain access to the latest version of its Sense user interface.

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