A noted HTC insider claims that the HTC One X Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which is rumored to be bringing the new Sense 5, could roll out as soon as June or July of this year.
Shorty after the launch of the HTC One, the company seemingly confirmed pieces of the new HTC Sense 5 for global versions of the HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One X+ and the HTC Butterfly. Since then, rumors have been swirling about not only Sense 5, but the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates that will apparently bring these features to owners of HTC’s older devices.
One of the main sources of this information is noted HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR who has been a steady source of inside information for a number of weeks now in regards to the upcoming updates for devices not called the HTC One. And while the information has not yet been confirmed by HTC, @LlabTooFeR has been dead on with information in the past so it’s worth passing on.
His most recent leak is information about the HTC One X, specifically, the Tegra 3 powered international version, a device that is also known as the HTC Endeavor_U. He originally had cast some doubt on the HTC One X Sense 5 update so this is good news.
Good news for HOX (Endeavor_U) users, HTC will update device to 4.2.2 and Sense 5
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 27, 2013
He claims that HTC will indeed be updating the HTC One X with not only Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but to Sense 5. And from the looks of things, it appears that both will arrive at the same time. When asked about the timing of the update, he surprisingly gives a June or July time frame for the software’s arrival, likely much sooner than anyone probably expected.
However, given how quickly Samsung and Motorola have been able to update devices and the stiff competition, it could be that HTC wants to do better with updating its older devices.
Keep in mind, the company has not confirmed anything yet other than a possible Sense 5 upgrade. Additionally, software roll out dates can change as quickly as rumors arrive so this is no guarantee that HTC will get it out during the middle of the summer.
However, given his track record, we would not be surprised to see the HTC One X international Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 roll out begin at some point this summer after the HTC One has launched.