HTC One X owners on Three can expect to an update to the latest version of Android towards the end of the month, bringing some groovy new features to the handset.
Responding to a customer enquiry on Twitter, the carrier revealed it now plans to push out Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean) to the phone at the end of July. The platform bump had been due earlier, but for reasons that aren’t clear Three was unable to approve an earlier build of the update.
UPDATE: Three has just got in touch to say that the platform bump their CS rep was referring to was a maintenance update and not Jelly Bean. That means you won't get any features, but will get some very welcome bug fixes
Although the 4.1 version name suggests that Jelly Bean is a relatively minor software update from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it’s very definitely not to be sneezed at.
Functions the swizzy new iteration of Google’s OS brings to HTC’s flagship phone include the scene-stealing Google Now service that trawls your search history and uses your location to serve up unbidden, but useful info that feels like your phone really is attuned to your needs.
Also arriving with Jelly Bean are a revamped notifications bar, a more intelligent keyboard for easier text input, more scope for customisation and a slew of performance optimisations that ought to combine with the One X’s brawny quad-core processor for a buttery smooth smartphone experience.
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