HTC One XL and One S Jelly Bean update is in the works

Android Jelly Bean has bean been talked about quite a lot since it was announced on June 27th at Google’s I/O conference – even to the point where we reviewed it and came to the conclusion that it was probably the sweetest Android flavor to date. Another company that shares the same opinion as us is HTC, who Google announced as an OEM who would be supporting Jelly Bean. Telstra’s site currently lists the HTC One XL and the One S as devices that will be getting the update and suggests development is in the works, but one can assume that the same treatment will be available for the HTC One X (US and Europe models of the One X).

We know Telstra is an Australian site, so the dates may vary when the time comes, but at least we know that something is definitely coming.

Source: Telstra

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SQ1 said,
but HTC Desire S and Desire HD owners still waiting for ICS...

I have a Desire HD, the update has NOT been cancelled and will roll out in the next few weeks, same for the Desire S.

SQ1 said,
but HTC Desire S and Desire HD owners still waiting for ICS...

I have a HTC Sensation and I'm still waiting for T-Mobile to release the ICS update for my phone. Very unimpressed with the upgrade infrastructure for Android. Microsoft was able to updates phones considerably more quickly despite using the same carriers.

theyarecomingforyou said,

I have a HTC Sensation and I'm still waiting for T-Mobile to release the ICS update for my phone. Very unimpressed with the upgrade infrastructure for Android. Microsoft was able to updates phones considerably more quickly despite using the same carriers.

HTC has held it's part of the bargain and given the update to unlocked devices, if your carrier wants to fill it with bloatware that's up to them, in future only buy unlock handsets and get a sim-only deal.

HTC seems to be the best OEM for Android updates now, by the end of this month all their middle and high-end released from Q42010 onwards will have 4.0.4

I thought that HTC was going to be reducing the number of phones it released? It seems that every time I blink another one appears. I hadn't heard of the One XL before.

theyarecomingforyou said,
I thought that HTC was going to be reducing the number of phones it released? It seems that every time I blink another one appears. I hadn't heard of the One XL before.

One XL is just another version of One X.

Googen said,

One XL is just another version of One X.

Besides the outside body appearance and screen they do not have a whole lot in common inside. Different CPU/GPU and such.

One XL is the flagship HTC device on carriers with LTE networks.
Eg AT&T, Telus, Rogers, Telstra, Singtel, Vodafone and O2.

One X is the HTC flagship for non LTE carriers.

Googen said,
One XL is just another version of One X.

I figured as much but it's still confusing for consumers. And HTC did previously acknowledge it was releasing too many phones.

SirEvan said,

Um what? I have an HTC One X and I'm on AT&T....with LTE
http://www.att.com/onex/
want to correct your statement?

The AT&T One X is a HTC One XL around the rest of the world.
North America somehow confused the naming by calling the One XL a One X, while a different phone called the One X was released prior in other parts of the world.

What you own is a HTC One XL if you use the non confusing name. If you read anything that is not written explicitly for North America you will find it a lot more useful to refer to your phone as the XL. Anything not explicitly for North America about the One X is about a different phone.

Eg. this news article relates to your phone.

The HTC One XL (Evita) is LTE. S4 CPU.
The HTC One X (Endeavor) is not. Tegra 3 CPU.

Edited by twistedddx, Jul 19 2012, 11:22pm :

Nightwind Hawk said,

Oh wow, ATT is finally using the real stuff as their "4G" label!

Not really, their roms still show a 4g icon when connected to hspa+ which the rest of the world refer to as 3g.