HTC will update the One X, One S and One XL to the latest version of Android, it has announced, as the phone-maker bids to reassure owners of its current-gen devices they’ll avoid OS bump humps that affected earlier models.
The Taiwanese tech giant outlined its plan to rollout Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to its flagship One X, the mid-range One S and super-sized XL in a statement to tech business types at The Verge.
Jeff Gordon, global online communications manager at HTC, said: “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.”
Interestingly, the One V, the budget blower model in the One range, is absent from the list, suggesting it could be left out of the party. Whether that’s altogether surprising is another matter, given that its comparatively low-grade spec sheet and limited processing power means that it is likely to struggle to run the latest version of the OS.
HTC has yet to outline when it plans to make Android 4.1 available for the One X et al, but we’d imagine that if you’ve got an unlocked phone you can pencil it in over the next couple of months.