HTC has confirmed the arrival of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its One X, One XL and One S handsets.
In response to previous rumors of the latest Android OS in HTC’s latest handsets, HTC finally put the buzz into silence after saying it is true. This confirmation followed Australian network Telstra’s slip-up on Thursday that Jelly Bean will soon be arriving in the HTC One series.
“We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean,” revealed an HTC spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the firm also unveiled that the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system might also arrive on other HTC devices.
“Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean.”
This is surely great news for the HTC One X, One XL and One S handset users, but the statement somehow implies that the update will not be including the low-priced HTC One V.
With regards to HTC receiving all of the new Android Jelly Bean features, the firm was yet unable to confirm up until now, but taking into account the handsets’ good hardware specifications, there is no valid reason not to do so.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features Google’s restructured user interface, accessibility to Google Now, an improved keyboard, and Project Butter, which targets to increase Android smartphones’ overall performance speed.
There is still no definite answer as to the exact date of release for mobile operators’ update to these handsets.