HTC One X, One XL and One S confirmed to get Jelly Bean

It looks like HTC is going to quickly jump on the Android 4.1 update bandwagon for three of its smartphone models. The company has confirmed that the the HTC One XL and the HTC One S will all receive a software update that will bring them up to the latest version of the Android OS, code named Jelly Bean.

HTC sent a statement to Engadget which officially announced their Jelly Bean upgrade plans for those smartphone models. In addition, the site has also confirmed that the US wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile, and the Canadian carrier Rogers, will provide those updates to customers who own those smartphones. There's no word on when those software updates will actually happen.

Previous unconfirmed rumors from an Australian carrier indicated that the HTC One XL and the One S would get the update, but this is the first time that HTC itself has confirmed that the Jelly Bean upgrade for three of its models are now in the works.

Google has already released the Android 4.1 upgrade for all Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices and the Nexus S. Google has plans to offer the Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Xoom tablet at some point.

Source: Engadget

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I guess I'll buy Galaxy as well. I hate HTC now, because of their slow update cycle. After all their phones are not so cheap... Also my HTC Desire sound button broke, after 1,5 years of usage. That speaks what is the quality...

Just in case anyone brings up the WP7 update situation... why would you even want to compare your update situation to Android's? Android is kind of the worst when it comes to releasing updates...

That's like saying "At least my Mazda RX8 is better than your basic stock Honda Civic!", nothing to brag about.

Anyways I bought a Galaxy Nexus so I get updates super quickly Thanks Google!

In other HTC Android news by next month all HTC's mid and high-end handsets released October 2010 onwards will have had it's 4.0.4 update released.

thealexweb said,
In other HTC Android news by next month all HTC's mid and high-end handsets released October 2010 onwards will have had it's 4.0.4 update released.

Edit: HTC have done a massive u-turn and will not update the Desire HD, arguably their most popular phone and 4th most popular android handset out there, back stabbers -.-

thealexweb said,

Edit: HTC have done a massive u-turn and will not update the Desire HD, arguably their most popular phone and 4th most popular android handset out there, back stabbers -.-


Not true according to HTC, by August - the Desire HD will be upgraded, it seems a certain Canadian mobile network is not going to do the upgrades for their customers though, so there was some confusion this week.

To quote HTC 3 days ago they said...
"We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S."

thealexweb said,
In other HTC Android news by next month all HTC's mid and high-end handsets released October 2010 onwards will have had it's 4.0.4 update released.
Not true. The MyTouch 4G Slide, which is just 1 year old now, and has exact same hardware as the Sensation XL, is still on Gingerbread 2.3.4 and there has been no indication there will EVER be an upgrade. It is definitely not a low-end phone, but has been completely abandoned by HTC and T-Mobile. As has HTC's Flyer tablet, stuck on a very buggy Honeycomb 3.2.1. As such, I will never buy another HTC product, unless it is a NEXUS device assured of getting an update.

Exosphere said,

Not true according to HTC, by August - the Desire HD will be upgraded, it seems a certain Canadian mobile network is not going to do the upgrades for their customers though, so there was some confusion this week.

To quote HTC 3 days ago they said...
"We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S."

http://blog.htc.com/2012/03/ics/ The confirm in twice and pull it weeks before release is really low and is why I'll never non-nexus android device ever again.

This is great news. HTC needs all the advantages it can get right now the way Samsung is dominating the high end Android landscape.