HTC Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Plans Revealed
In an update to its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update Frequently Asked Questions, HTC has revealed which phones likely will and likely won’t be getting the upgrade to Google’s latest piece of software.
On its FAQ, the company revealed several changes that will both please and frustrated owners of its devices. HTC says that it will be prioritizing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for devices that launched in 2012. That includes the HTC One X and the HTC One S, which both started to receive their Android 4.1 roll outs in Asia. That could also mean that the HTC One V could see it as well along with the EVO 4G LTE and Droid Incredible 4G LTE amongst others.
From there, the company will work its way down and consider devices that launched in 2011 for Jelly Bean. That should mean that the HTC Rezound will be on board for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well though it could take awhile.
The company also outlines which devices might not get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Devices that possesses 512MB of RAM or under will likely not get the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This is good news for HTC ThunderBolt owners as it possesses 768MB of RAM, not 512MB. So, there is hope, though we aren’t holding our breath at this point given the fact that it still hasn’t been updated with Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC also reveals some common knowledge about the timing of the updates saying that timing is dependent on a number of factors including carriers. For instance, while the HTC One X and One S updates have rolled out in Asia, owners on AT&T and T-Mobile still haven’t received Jelly Bean and don’t currently have any sort of an update timeline to look at.
It also confirms that HTC Sense 4+ will be coming with the Android 4.1 updates.
So while this is good news for those who own devices that have above 512MB of RAM, it does mean that those who bought HTC devices in 2011 might be in for some long waits for Jelly Bean.