The long awaited T-Mobile HTC One S Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now rolling out to owners bringing the device up from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and delivering the features of Google’s previous Jelly Bean software.
Many weeks ago, we had heard that T-Mobile was testing the HTC One Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update ahead of its eventual release. However, since then, information about the software update had been scarce. Today though, the carrier surprised owners as it rather silently rolled out the update after a lengthy wait.
The T-Mobile HTC One S Jelly Bean update is now live and owners looking to download and install it can now choose to do so provided they are within range of a Wi-Fi connection. The update is absolutely massive, checking in at 675MB in size, which means that the Over-the-Air route is not possible. Instead, the software must be downloaded in conjunction with a Wi-Fi network.
T-Mobile says that the upgrade process is a lengthy one, it should take anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes to complete, so HTC One S owners should remain patient while the update installs. It’s unclear yet if it’s available for everyone or if it is rolling out in phases but those interested should certainly check their settings in order to get the software.
If it hasn’t arrived yet, it will likely arrive in the not-so-distant future.
The update itself will bring all of the goodies that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has to offer including the new, smoother user interface, Google Now, new Face Unlock options, better camera app, better browser and more. All in all, Jelly Bean is a massive upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the previous version of Jelly Bean.
It’s unclear what the future holds for the aging HTC One S. Rumors have suggested that the global version will get Android 4.2 with HTC Sense 5 and HTC itself has confirmed Sense 5 for the global variant. Still, it will be up to T-Mobile to update the device with the latest software and there is no telling what the carrier will do at this point.
For now, owners should simply just enjoy the long awaited upgrade to Android 4.1.