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



The Sony Xperia TL, a device that arrived on AT&T back on November 2nd, has received its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today, meaning that the device has beaten the AT&T HTC One X to the Jelly Bean punch.

Read: HTC Sense 5.0 Confirmed for One X, One S & More.

Back in November, AT&T launched the Sony Xperia TL to coincide with the arrival of James Bond’s Skyfall. It’s the phone that James Bond uses in the film and it’s a phone that hit shelves with some attractive features and an even better price tag. AT&T first offered this phone for $99.99 on-contract and now, the phone is being offered for $49.99 on-contract.

The Xperia TL has received Jelly Bean today from AT&T.

The Xperia TL has received Jelly Bean today from AT&T.

Today, the phone got even more enticing as it was updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Its Jelly Bean update can be downloaded and installed right this very minute meaning users of the Xperia XL can snag all of the new features that come with Android 4.1. And they are many.

Android 4.1 brings a number of new features to the table including a quicker user interface, Google Now which can predict things like traffic in travel routes before users even leave the house, improved apps like Calendar and Browser and a whole lot more. It’s a big upgrade from Android 4.0 and one that users have likely been waiting for.

What’s more is that the update comes with some enhancements from Sony as well. There is an improved app tray and better camera functionality on board as well. All in all, it’s an update that Xperia TL users on AT&T will want to download and get running.

That said, it also means that the Xperia TL Jelly Bean update has beaten the AT&T HTC One X Jelly Bean update to the punch, something that previous phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola Atrix HD have done as well.

Read: State of Android 4.1: Two Big Jelly Bean Updates Remain.

The HTC One is still without Jelly Bean on AT&T.

The HTC One is still without Jelly Bean on AT&T.

AT&T’s 2012 flagship remains on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, something that has certainly stirred up frustration amongst the AT&T HTC One X community. The roll out for the global HTC One X started all the way back in October meaning owners of the device on AT&T have had to wait for more than four months for the update’s arrival.

The carrier still has not confirmed a release date for the software meaning that, unlike Xperia TL owners, HTC One X owners on AT&T will have to continue to wait for the Jelly Bean update.



  1. Preston Gorman

    03/01/2013 at 1:19 pm

    @%#$#@% OK this is just silly. Sony? Really? So, the Sony Xperia line gets the upgrade before the highest rated smartphone of 2012? I’m happy that we will eventually get Sense 5, bu this makes no Sense at all.

  2. Dean Smith

    03/01/2013 at 4:07 pm

    I would love to add my name to the list of those unhappy with HTC/AT&T for this horrible delay … but I don’t know where to complain. HELP.

    • Steve jobs

      03/01/2013 at 6:11 pm

      Check my post below

  3. Koopa Tropper

    03/01/2013 at 5:14 pm

    I have been checking my One X everyday for the past 4 months for the Jellybean update. I honestly don’t know why I bought this phone! Don’t get me wrong the One X is still an awesome phone but I have become disheartened at this whole situation. AT&T you are the worst cell company out in America! I could careless about sense 5!! It’s just going make this update take even longer!

  4. Dont tase me bro

    03/01/2013 at 5:55 pm

    It’s not even HTC’s fault as evident by all the HTC One X Jellybean updates on other carriers. AT&T is a freaking scam. A disgrace of an American company.

  5. Steve jobs

    03/01/2013 at 6:06 pm

    Check out at&t’s community forums. Under HTC one x jelly bean update you will find 23 pages and over 650 posts by pissed off people join in.

  6. shyam

    03/02/2013 at 9:28 pm

    att doesn’t deserve customers

  7. jason n

    03/03/2013 at 10:55 pm

    I can’t wait to switch carriers! I give some blame to HTC as well. Nexus is sounding so good right now!

  8. time

    03/05/2013 at 3:37 am

    htc one x jelly bean.. at&t is holding the jelly bean update for the one x to try and get people to buy/upgrade to the one+ and m7 one. at&t has done this in the past with other phones/updates. it’s all abou the money they could careless about us. if their is enough people to file a complain with FCC that will get at&t moving!

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