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HTC One S Android Jelly Bean update hits Three UK

HTC One S Android Jelly Bean update hits Three UK

Three has finally started rolling out the newest, chewiest Jelly Bean edition of Android for the HTC One S.

The numerical network confirmed via Twitter that the much-awaited software update is now available to One S customers as an over-the-air download, some two months after it landed on the international variant of the handset.

Among the host of new features and improvements it brings is a Siri-style voice-guided assistant in the shape of Google Now. This takes cues from Palm’s ill-fated webOS to sort and display the results to your queries (think: flight information or the latest football scores) in a neat card-based interface.

Also on board are expandable notifications, now grouped by applications, which you can interact from within the notifications shade, enhanced and resizable widgets and numerous performance optimisations called ‘Project Butter’ to make everything slicker and smoother than before.

You’ll receive an automatic notification when the update is ready to download. But if you’re really eager, you can manually look for it by navigating to ‘Settings’ > ‘About’ > ‘Software updates’, then tapping the ‘Check now’ button.

The update is said to be over 600MB in size, so it’s recommended you use a Wi-Fi hotspot where possible. Also be sure to back up your data before installing it in case anything goes awry.

Got the update already? Share your impressions in the comments section below.


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