HTC has officially announced that it plans to upgrade its One X, One S and One XL smartphones to the latest Jelly Bean version of Android.
Yesterday, a software release schedule from Australian network Telstra revealed it was expecting to rollout updates for the One S and XL, but made no mention of the One X. Today there's word straight from HTC Towers that Jelly Bean is coming to all three handsets.
“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," the HTC said in a statement.
Unfortunately it stopped short of offering release dates for the OS bump and asked fans to “stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean”.
The lack of any ETA is disappointing, but at least now we know for sure they’re coming, barring any bizarre U-turn on HTC’s part.
Highlights of the latest Android refresh include Google Now, a Siri-esque personal assistant that gives you live updates based on your queries and learns from your habits, ‘Project Butter’, which refers to numerous UI and performance optimisations to enable a smoother, faster user experience and last but not least, an enhanced notifications bar that shows more detailed alerts on incoming missives.
We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information to share. So keep your hats on.