HTC Devices Lined Up for Jelly Bean Upgrade

HTC has confirmed that it will be upgrading its One X and One S devices to the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean.

Rumours had begun to circulate after Australian network Telstra posted details in the software update section of its website which listed the two handsets as being due for an upgrade. Although no official announcement had come from HTC at the time, the firm has since confirmed the news but has not given an exact date on which the upgrade will begin to roll out.

In a statement to tech site The Verge, Jeff Gordon, HTC global online communications manager, said: “We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android.

“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”.

The One XL is the dual-core, LTE-compatible version of HTC’s flagship One X specially configured to work with super-fast mobile networks currently being developed in territories such as the US.

So far the only manufacturer to have rolled out an upgrade to Google’s new software is Samsung, with Galaxy Nexus owners having recently been presented with the option of installing Jelly Bean on their devices.

Other manufacturers are still in the process of introducing Android’s previous iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich to their ranges, with Sony only recently having pushed out an upgrade for its Xperia S handset, and HTC itself announcing this week that its Desire HD is to get ICS.

Android upgrades are notoriously slow to roll out and be taken up by the public though. Despite being  released in October of last year, Ice Cream Sandwich is still only installed on around 10% of Android devices, with the platform’s previous version, Gingerbread, running on 64% of Android phones currently in use.

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