Taiwanese phone maker HTC confirms today that One X, XL and One S will be getting an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (JB), although it hasn’t disclosed the date of the roll out yet or if the firmware is ready for implementation. The confirmation was done via a short message from the company itself. This is after Telstra posted on its website a list of devices that would be getting the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
“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. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean,” HTC rep told The Verge.
Considering the fact that other manufacturers are keeping their plans about the JB update as quiet as possible, HTC became one of the first companies to confirm having a plan to update its devices to the latest Android version. Telstra’s intervention on this matter was unprecedented and could have been unintentional considering HTC hasn’t issued a statement yet when the Australian mobile phone operator published the list.
Moreover, the Taiwan-based manufacturer remained mum about its other smartphones. The confirmation, albeit short, was intended to stop the possible build up of hype for its high-end devices. It could be that it is still in the early stages of development for the Jelly Bean project and to avoid customers from getting frustrated of waiting, it has to stop they hype immediately.
One X is HTC’s flagship for this year and if it gets Jelly Bean earlier than other devices, it may still pose a good competition with other smartphones in its category even in the last quarter.