A noted HTC leakster claims that the HTC One X+, HTC One X+ LTE, HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Droid DNA will all be getting the bump up to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and along with it, a bump to Sense 5.0, the latest version of HTC’s skin that will be making its debut on board the HTC One in the weeks ahead.
As it stands, HTC has yet to release Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for any of its devices. The HTC One, its flagship, will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean when it arrives. Furthermore, the company has not yet said which devices will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the future. Fortunately, thanks to a leak, we now know some of what to expect.
According to @LlabTooFeR, a noted HTC leakster who has been accurate with his information in the past, the HTC One will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, specifically, Android 4.2.2, the latest version. This is not surprising given how new of a device it is.
What’s more is that he also claims that the HTC One X+ (Evita), HTC One X+ LTE (Evitare), HTC EVO 4G LTE (Jewel), Droid DNA (DLX_WL) will all be getting the boost up to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the future. Further, he also claims that these four devices will be getting the bump to Sense 5 with the upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. HTC has not confirmed this, which means it’s still up in the air, but given his track record, we have reason to believe that this information is accurate.
Updates with Sense 5.0 for following devices (Evita,Evitare,Jewel,DLX_WL) will arrive with Android 4.2.2 on board :) M7 will also get 4.2.2
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 19, 2013
He does not mention any of the other devices that HTC said may be getting Sense 5 including the HTC One X and the HTC One S. The company seemed to confirm that at least some features of Sense 5 would be coming to those phones in the months ahead. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates were also not mentioned for either of those devices, leaving them in doubt.
We’ve seen Sense 5 already leak for the Droid DNA and @LlabTooFeR previously confirmed that the device would indeed be getting the software though he did not reveal that Android 4.2 would be involved.
Hopefully, HTC is able to confirm some of this sooner rather than late but for owners of these devices, this news is certainly good news, even without official confirmation.