According to the software update page of an Australian network, HTC is preparing a Jelly Bean update for its One X and One S handsets. But no date has been set as yet, so best not get too carried away.
HTC’s One X is just about the most overpowered handset money can buy, so we’d expect to see it running Jelly Bean before too long. HTC is keeping mum on the matter, however, with no announcement to make when we were in touch. So over to the networks to get our hopes up.
Australian network Telstra has a software update page. And it says HTC is “preparing an update [to Android Jelly Bean] but is yet to confirm the date it will be submitted for Telstra testing.” The expected delivery date is given as TBC. This is the same for the HTC One X and One S. (Well technically it’s the One XL, but that’s the global version of the One X.)
It’s a glimmer of hope, at least. And it’s the closest any company has come to confirming its handsets will see an update to Jelly Bean, apart from Samsung, whose S3 got a taste of the sweet new OS last week.
Jelly Bean was supposed to see the update process streamlined, but as yet, there’s not much sign of that. Here’s hoping this proves genuine, and opens the floodgates for everyone else to roll it out.