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AT&T One X Jelly Bean Update Embarrassed by Mid-Range Competition

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Tonight, Verizon rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its mid-range Samsung Galaxy Stellar, a device that launched in September of last year, which means that once again, AT&T’s flagship from last year, the HTC One X, has been beaten to Jelly Bean by a device without a big name.

Read: AT&T HTC One X Beaten to Jelly Bean, Again.

Verizon has confirmed that the Android 4.1 roll out for the Samsung Galaxy Stellar has begun and that the update will be rolling out to Galaxy Stellar owners over the course of the next few days. Verizon typically updates its devices in phases which means that the update rolls out in a staggered manner. While some Galaxy Stellar owners may see the update tonight, others may not see it arrive for a few days.

The mid-range Samsung Galaxy Stellar has beaten the HTC One X to Jelly Bean.

The mid-range Samsung Galaxy Stellar has beaten the HTC One X to Jelly Bean.

This is a big update for Galaxy Stellar owners as it takes the device from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 brings a number of new features including quicker user interface, Google Now which can predict things like traffic in travel routes before users even leave the house, improved Calendar and Browser apps and a whole lot more.

Those who are interested in installing the update will want to check within the device’s Settings, in the About section. If the update is available, it will prompt after checking for the new software.

The HTC One X remains on Android 4.0 ICS.

The HTC One X remains on Android 4.0 ICS.

While that is a big story, there is an even bigger story at play here. What this roll out means is that AT&T’s flagship smartphone from mid-2012, the HTC One X, has been beaten to Jelly Bean. In fact, given the stature of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar and the fact that Verizon is notoriously slow at rolling out Android updates, this is a new low for both AT&T and the HTC One X which remains on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Making matters worse is that the HTC One X originally got the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update back in August. Carriers, including those in Canada, have subsequently updated their versions of the One X, however, for whatever reason, AT&T has kept the device on Android 4.0.

With the HTC One arriving later this month with Android 4.1, and the HTC One X+ already on Android 4.1, it will be interesting to see how long it takes AT&T to get its original One device upgraded to a piece of software that has already been surpassed by Android 4.2.

8 Comments

  1. jason n

    03/05/2013 at 9:20 pm

    And AT#T has the nerve to ask me why I’m leaving their company! I would’ve stayed, if they took care of current customers!

  2. Richard Allen Yarrell

    03/06/2013 at 12:41 am

    At@t is a pitiful conclusion.

  3. Scott

    03/06/2013 at 5:36 am

    At&t is a joke i will gladly pay early termination fee just to leave them. No excuse for how they treat there customers. GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDANCE

  4. Simbo Slice

    03/06/2013 at 6:03 am

    Ditto, going to leave AT&T and won’t buy an HTC phone ever again either

    • Thomas Dennis

      03/06/2013 at 2:09 pm

      To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with HTC. The update has been available for quite some time and other companies have received the update on the One X. AT&T is the one that hasn’t released it yet. Don’t give up hope for HTC. I love their One series.

  5. Random Guy

    03/06/2013 at 8:48 am

    ATT Is The Worst Service Ever. I Definitely Will Be Terminating Early.

  6. Johnny O

    03/07/2013 at 10:51 am

    ATT&T sent me a survey (about customer service) via text. I was in shock. Did you not see my post on your twitter, facebook? The funny thing was when I bought the phone in August, the rep told me that the upgrade would be out soon. I chose to go with the HTC instead of the Galaxy. Was it a mistake? No, I truly enjoy the HTC and all it offers, but this is beyond ridiculousness. At least set some expectation for the customers.

    Definitely considering early termination and eating the fee.

    • Johnny O

      03/07/2013 at 11:52 am

      Software update is out. Downloading……

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