The long-awaited, highly anticipated HTC One S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update began rolling out to unlocked versions of the device though owners of carrier-branded devices still remain without the update.
HTC One S owners in Europe say that their unlocked HTC One S has finally received the long awaited upgrade to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, this according to a report from Android Central. The update is a massive piece of software, checking in at whopping 612MB, which means that owners who are looking for the update will want to set aside some time to both download and install the update.
Owners will want to prompt the update by heading into the device’s settings to check for a software update. If it’s there, and it should be, the software will start to download and once completed, start to automatically install. Once that is done, the phone should reboot and the HTC One S will not be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The update brings all of the features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the table including Google Now, a new smoother UI, improved Notifications and more, and it also brings the new HTC Sense 4+ to HTC One S owners as well. There are also power management improvements and a new enhanced UI with better performance in the Camera application. So, all in all, it’s a massive update for owners and one that should be installed immediately.
Unfortunately, the update is not available to those that are on carrier-branded versions of the HTC One S and right now, there is no word on when the U.S. version of the HTC One S, which is housed on T-Mobile, will be rolling out.
However, recently we learned that HTC has started beta testing the update which means that the T-Mobile HTC One S may get its update in the weeks ahead though neither HTC nor T-Mobile has said exactly when owners can expect it.