HTC Reveals Which Smartphones to be Updated to Jelly Bean 4.1

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Are you a proud owner of an HTC Android phone? Here’s some good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news first. If your HTC Android phone only has 512Mb of RAM, you’re out of luck as it’s automatically off the list. ICS runs barely well enough on 512Mb as it is, and it makes sense that phones with that amount of RAM or less will not get the HTC Jelly Bean update. That means you, One V and Desire C owners.

With that out of the way, HTC has confirmed that the One X and One S will be eligible to receive the update, so if you own either phone, you’re in luck. HTC will still be reviewing other phones that have more than 512Mb of RAM, but they will be prioritizing their 2012 lineup first before moving on to their 2011 Android phones to figure out which ones can be upgraded to Jelly Bean without compromising the user experience. Also, users in different territories won’t necessarily receive the HTC Jelly Bean update at the same time. However, HTC did say that all users should have access to the update within 45 days of an official release in any given territory.

Jelly Bean 4.1 is taking its sweet time to get to a large chunk of the Android smartphone population. Right now, it’s only on 2.7% of all Android devices despite a new and improved Jelly Bean 4.2 being launched just yesterday with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

Source: Tom’s Guide

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