HTC Confirms One S Upgrade To Jelly Bean Android 4.1 In The Future

HTC has already vaguely spoken at least once regarding future updates to Jelly Bean Android 4.1 for some of its smartphone lineup, but this time they are giving some concrete models. According to a statement provided to Engadget, HTC says:

“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.”

Engadget has learned that in addition to the models mentioned in HTC’s statement, along with the HTC One X on AT&T, the T-Mobile HTC One S will also be a Jelly Bean recipient.

That’s a good way to start the weekend for One S owners, the promise of Jelly Bean.


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  • Yea but when. Lol

  • AP342

    By the time the Ones S and GSIII get Jelly Bean my Galaxy Nexus will be on 4.2 or 5.0. Heck even the Nexus S got JB! For me it is only Nexus from now on! 

    • Spanky

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the GSIII didn’t get a Jellybean update until early 2013. I love my GSIII, but I kept my GNex to enjoy timely updates.

      • Joseph Tongret

        I’m with you on the idea that you always keep your Nexus, but I disagree about the gs3 getting jellybean. I think Samsung is going to be somewhat rushed to upgrade to JB since it was released right after their number one selling handset. I don’t think they want ppl passing on it for a device two months newer based on the jb software? Also, the fact that HTC is so much more of a relevant contender to them this year with the One Series, I believe Samsung will want the update first as not to compromise sales if only for a short period if they are beat to the punch. They have alot to live up to with the gs3, and even with the Note 2 headed our way, the gs3 is undoubtedly their “Main Attraction” for the majority of consumers. Now I wouldn’t be surprised if the international version gets JB in two months, and the US Carrier versions are delayed, so I can’t say your theory would be wrong for most of us on this Site, lol?

        • UMA_Fan

          I don’t know.  A lot of this same logic took place with the first Galaxy S series after a lot of people felt burned by the behold II not getting updated.

        • exeot

          I love how that logic keeps being used by us users. We never learn. I hate Samsung as much as the next guy but at least the don’t limit modding as much and release nice enough phones that I’ve updated to every galaxy phone. The s3 I’m typing this with won’t probably get it till late this year, but I jelly beans is nothing to get hyped about( at least nowhere to the degree of the gingerbread to ics.) From what I found using it on the vibrant(which never got official gingerbread, let alone jellybean.) it is in fact slick, but the average user wouldn’t notice any difference besides different transitions and task bar. Other flagship phones have their own lock screen and camera apps anyway. People would notice that no youtube app is supported yet. Flash support is still being developed as well.

  • Craven

    Sweet! This has been a great week. I just ordered an extended battery for my one s yesterday.

    • whoisdskee

      i thought the one series phone had non-removable batteries?

      • Roger Deoliveira

        more than likely he means the case with the extra battery that plugs into the side charging port of the phone….it makes a slim OneS look like a fat G1

        • Craven

          It was a joke. I carry my one s naked. I hate covering up a beautiful phone. :)

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  • Miss_emily_nicole

    I am glad they are updating it. I would have been pissed off if I just purchased a phone and they didn’t want to update it to the latest version of android.

  • Xavier

    ok…they’ll get it once “Klondike” is announced or whatever lol


      Key Lime Pie…

      • Xavier

         Klondike is a better desert though, imo lol

        • Thecityboy781

          what would you do for a klondike bar?

        • Xavier

           lol…um…it’s gotta be done before it melts…so it’s got to be a quickie of some sorts lol

        • loueradun

           And its also a registered Trademark which means it will not be used…

  • whoisdskee

    good to hear they are getting it. Too bad it will be this time next year

  • Cycad007

    Great news!  Unless Google comes out with a significantly better Nexus device come Thanksgiving…this ought to delay my next phone purchase for a good while.


      Supposed to be 5 new nexus devices announced for Nov 5th for the 5 year anniversary of android.  

    • ihatefanboys

      the G3 will be better than any NEXUS device made by SAMsuck, unless of course its made by HTC

  • Johhny76dr

    lol. the clue here is “in the future”.. My HTC Sentation got ICS 6 (SIX!) months after it was announced!

    • JBrowne1012

      which is pretty decent time frame all things considered samsung of was on top this time with updates because it was made to work them.

  • loueradun

    More interested in whether they will bring Jelly Bean to the more than capable HTC Sensation and HTC Amaze.  Either way the brilliant devs over at XDA will get it working long before HTC, but official support is always appreciated for those who don’t want or know how to root/modify their phone’s software.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I would like to see Jelly Bean come to the Amaze but when your phones price drops to nothing on a contract and a newer phone is released chances are probably slim. I was surprised we even received ICS considering the One S. Sad thing is the Amaze is powerful enough to probably handle the next few Google o/s updates.

  • NR

    Just got the Amaze last week and it’s a beast – hard to believe it’s any less powerful than the One Series, and easily should be able to handle 4.1. It should not take much to push out an update – it’s only incremental, correct?

  • Mirad77

    Hey David, Sammy said “save a date 8/15/12.” This is with Tmobile US. Have you heard anything?

    • randomnerd_number38

      That’s when the Samsung T699(Galaxy S Blaze Q) is supposed to come out. I’m looking forward to it :)

      EDIT: Come to think of it, if it’s related to T-Mobile, it could also be talking about the Galaxy Note. Maybe an event where they “reveal” the T699 and also talk about the Note, and T-Mobile gets to say something along the lines of “We have the best selection of Android devices with great support from major manufacturers like Samsung”

  • Vim

    Judging by both HTC’s past history, and the fact that Jelly Bean (JB)  is nowhere near the huge OS upgrade that ICS was, I’d say odds are very good the Amaze and Sensation will get JB eventually.  While these former top shelf phones are no longer at the front of the line, they are still close enough that I’ll be highly surprised if they don’t get the update.