HTC Talks Jelly Bean Updates, Still Leaves Us With Questions
News broke yesterday that Australian carrier Telstra is expecting HTC to prepare Jelly Bean updates for its One S and One XL models. Obviously, we’re going to start seeing Android 4.1 updates coming out for plenty of recently-released handsets, but outside of Google devices, there hasn’t been much news along those lines to date. Now that the subject of these JB updates for HTC’s phones had been raised, the company decided to release a short statement, verifying the news and mentioning that JB is on the way for another of its models, as well.
It’s hardly a shocker, but along with the One XL and One S, Jelly Bean is in the works for the quad-core international One X. What’s more interesting than HTC confirming the updates for those phones, though, is the group it chose not to address.
HTC has yet to make any mention of Jelly Bean for its other recent Androids, including the One V from its One series, as well as its latest CDMA models, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE and EVO 4G LTE. Now, for those last two at least, we can understand not wanting to publicly announce plans without clearing things with the respective carriers, first.
The One V is a more interesting case. Even with some lower-end hardware than the rest of these guys, we’ve generally been of the impression that phones running ICS should handle JB without issue, and the One V comes straight form HTC with ICS already installed. It’s also new enough that there’s no reason for HTC to drop support anytime soon, making us very curious why the manufacturer didn’t include the model in the statement it released.