HTC Announces Jelly Bean Update For One Series, No Specific Dates

The announcement of the HTC One X+ this morning isn’t the only news coming out of HTC’s camp today, as the manufacturer also indicated Jelly Bean updates will begin for the HTC One X or One S later this month. Alongside the Android 4.1 update, HTC will also add some changes to Sense bumping up the name to Sense 4+ and including “Self Portrait” mode, which uses the front facing camera to detect a human face and take the best picture. Along with the new picture mode comes two new views to the Gallery app, and HTC Watch 2.0 now includes all video-related content in a single hub. All the standard Jelly Bean upgrades will also apply including Google Now and Project Butter.

There’s no exact date for when the rollout will begin, but we can expect the carriers to get their hands on them first. Let’s just hope the carriers don’t drag their feet with a release date.

The Verge

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  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    i never understood why carriers demand their bloatware be put on phones to delay that updates .. if it’s available globally it should be available in the states at the same time but nope .. we have to wait for US carriers to make sure they ridiculous software runs correctly on it (wifi calling the exception)

  • rfgenerator

    If things run per usual you won’t see the update on T-Mobile phones until at least next Spring.

    • Notag1

      I’m fine with it taking forever! I really don’t want the facial recognition vulnerability on my phone. I’ll be putting a band aid over the front cam like I do on my laptop.

      • guest

        Enjoy that with your tin foil hat lol

  • Tommy

    I’d love to see an infographic showing the typical lag between international updates and carrier updates by OEM and carrier. I know there are stats out there showing who are the best and worst OEMs and carriers based on issuing updates, but the lag measurement would be nice to see.

  • CalvinGoetz

    ….so, we’re not getting the One X+ after all, huh?

  • Thomas Newman

    It’d be nice if they would fix whatever happened with the recent One S update. My GPS in no way works now.

    • NinoBr0wn

      What’s it doing? Or not doing?

  • NR

    HTC Amaze???

    • teknodogg

      yeah really…this phone is just as great as the ONE S but it gets no credit or mentioned in HTC’s plan of upgrading to 4.1 Jellybean =/ your thoughts DAVID??

  • guest

    Take your sweet time, HTC… it’s not like you have more than 3 phones to update lol! And they wonder why they are bleeding cash left and right. Quietly Stupid

  • NinoBr0wn

    I had to use some trickery to get 4.0.4 on my One S, and T-Mobile STILL hasn’t pushed that out. Its a shame too, because there are immediately noticeable improvements. I’ll definitely be doing the same with Jelly Bean.

    • http://twitter.com/robabarca roberto abarca

      It’s been out..you could of just gone to software updates and downloaded it…

      • NinoBr0wn

        In the US? It certainly wasn’t available for me…..

        • melon3531

          Yep, it’s been out in the U.S. for a week now.

        • NinoBr0wn

          Well that’s my point then. I’ve had it much longer than a week.

  • teknodogg

    ready for an upgrade but waiting for a Jellybean 4.1 device … there are NONE!!! as I don’t want a G Nexus nor note II or ONE S / G S3 because I’d still have to wait for 4.1 to be OTA
    why isn’t ONE X+ coming to T-Mobile US =(

  • The Dude

    As soon as the new lineup comes out I will sell my HTC One S on eBay and get a phone with JB already installed.