Leaked List Shows Just One HTC/T-Mobile Handset Receiving Jelly Bean Update

While we wait for HTC to officially announce a timetable for their upcoming Jelly Bean updates, HTC insider @Football4PDA  leaked his own list of purported candidates for the Jelly Bean update. Unfortunately, there’s just one T-Mobile handset on the list with the Ville, better known as the HTC One S. As it stands now, according to this list which could easily be incomplete, the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G are nowhere to be seen.

That’s not to say it’s impossible that either device will receive the update through official channels, but this particular insider has a reliable track record so we’re inclined to believe this first-run list is correct. As for the HTC One X, which isn’t mentioned here specifically, we’re told that’s because some One X devices have already begun receiving the update internationally.

If you don’t want to wait around for HTC, there’s always CyanogenMod 10.

Full List:

  • HTC One X+ (Evitare)
  • HTC One XL (Evita)
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
  • HTC One SV
  • HTC One VX
  • HTC One S (Ville) <~~~~~ T-Mobile
  • HTC One S C2 (Ville C2)
  • HTC J (Valente)

GSMArena via @Football4PDA

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  • Tmo

    Typical fashion wish Google would tighten up on this

  • Brandon

    Although I’m disappointed that the Amaze probably won’t get official Jellybean, the Amaze just got Official Cyanogenmod 10! Thank goodness, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    • James

      I know I am running the nightly now. Running great I don’t use Bluetooth so when they get it working it will only be a plus.

  • Ugh! I sold my One S for a Galaxy Note. Seems I’m in the wrong move side. ;-)

    • chris

      Yeah. You should’ve bought Note 2. That would’ve given you instant jelly bean instead of buying note.

    • Yeah Samsung is notorious for not updating their phones past one year.

      • Jose Hernandez

        Well, HTC seems to be even worst than Samsung when it comes to updating phones. At least we know that the Galaxy Note will get the update to Jelly Bean.

      • Jesse James

        what non-nexus manufacture does update their phones after a year? It isn’t a Samsung thing. Sony, HTC. LG, none of their phones older than a year have JB

        • P_Tigras

          Not true. HTC used to be better than this. T-Mobile once stated that it had a commitment with HTC to continue updating phones to the latest android version up to 18 months after release. People were amazed that the original MyTouch 3G received not just a 1.6 update, but also a 2.2 update nearly a year and a half after release, while Samsung’s newer Behold never was updated past 1.6.

    • davedsone

      I’ll swap you that note for my almost new One S.

      • thepanttherlady

        Sorry, no selling or trading on this blog.

        • davedsone

          O.K. Never mind. Sorry.

  • shawn02

    i gave up on HTC to release JB for the Amaze, and just rooted mine with JB.

  • JayInCA

    I surely hope the Amaze gets JB. I would be sorely bummed if it didn’t. I took a chance with the HTC Amaze 4G as my first smartphone as I wanted a flagship device. Having this powerful device for one full year, it seemed that the capability would be there to receive the update, although all hype and promotion of this phone died quickly just before the release of the One S. It’s a shame really. I wanted to give heavy consideration to HTC for the first LTE capable phone they will make for T-Mobile. But now, I am not so sure. If they abandon the development and promotion of a device so quickly, who’s to say that their first LTE phone on T-Mobile won’t be treated the same way as their first HSPA+42 phone, the Amaze?

    • Jose Hernandez

      This thing with HTC is that they will probably will do just that. Release the first LTE phone on T-Mobile and forget about it the second they come up with something newer. Sadly, that seems to be how the operate. Now even more since they want to sell as many new phones as possible.

      • Spanky

        My thoughts exactly. HTC makes good phones, but they oversaturate the market with various models.

    • I had the HTC Amaze for a bit and its a sexy great phone. Thats one of the few Android phones that I got compliments on from even iPhone users. Anyways, I never did really understood the hype over the One S over the Amaze. To me, if you can get over the heft and weight of the Amaze (I couldn’t, thats why I sold it), I still think it is a better choice. As far as updates go, well idk, I’m more of a real world type of guy and don’t care about rooting or complaining about latest android updates (becuz new software updates always have a substantial amount of bugs and all other crazy issues, especially with apps when first released).

  • Finally. The one S isn’t that old.

  • laurali

    So what about the Mytouch 4G as we were told that the phone would always get updates on software and we wouldn’t really ever have to by another phone! Now I am going to have to by another phone because TMobile lied to crap ppl into buying there phones!!!

    • Jeff Martinez

      Who told you that..?? LOL No phone is guaranteed an update period unless its a TRUE Nexus device but even than and I say even that nothing is guaranteed In this life.

    • Jose Hernandez

      I have to agree with Jeff Martinez, First, who did tell you that? and Second, even the Nexus phones have a limit on the amount of updates they can get. I am sorry to tell you this, but a simple Google search regarding Android updates would have saved you this headache.

      • 21stNow

        I thought that laurali was being sarcastic/satirical.

  • the htc One XL was called Evita?! BWahahahaa that is hilarious!



  • Fujitsujeff

    If it is the official list, I’m not surprised the Amaze 4G this not on the list. This is the reason I am moving to the Nexus line. If getting the latest Android Software is the most important thing to you and you don’t want to rely on rooting your phone and the installing Custom Roms, the Nexus line is the way to go.

    • dood

      +1 moving to nexus line as well…after horrible vibrant as my first android, and a slightly better sensation 4g experience, not surprised they’re again abandoning a perfectly good phone. and of course with the last update, we got ics with a missing voice dialer and odd bugs like dim screens when you started videos…none of which will ever be fixed.
      I’m tired of it and I’ll soon have a new nexus device, and can’t wait.
      at least this time lg stepped up and put out a nexus device that rivals many competitors and their own optimus g handset, unlike samsung with the last nexus, that put out a gimped version of a phone so they didn’t take away sales from their own phone.
      this needs to be the model for the future of nexus….
      google picks a vendor, makes a nexus devices that’s different in a few minor ways, like physical design or lacking things like the memory slot, but otherwise rocking the latest and greatest hardware, so those of us that care about actually having a working smartphone (mini-computer) that gets bugs fixed when they’re found and updates when possible, will have a first class highend phone as an option…and even better and a decent price if not subsidized.

      • I agree. I didn’t think the Galaxy Nexus was better than the SII at all other than the higher resolution on the screen. The SII looks better to me as well and I hate the backdoor cover on the GN. Yeah its a Nexus and updates blah blah blah – but i’d rather have the expansion memory slot, Wi-Fi calling, a much better camera at 8mp, 42 mbps radio, and louder speaker any day over updates from Google.

    • Jesse James

      i don’t see the point on going to a lesser phone just to have the same software I can manually put on my phone. People who don’t have the knowledge to upgrade their phone themselves could care less about their android version. Seeing the Nexus 4 side by side against my GS3, I just don’t see spending the money to upgrade just to have the same android version as I’m already running.

      • zifnab

        Not really sure how the Nexus 4 is a lesser device… but if you say so.

        • AndroidProfit

          His response is what occurs when you take an inanimate object so personally. Some people need to shit on others to feel better about themselves. Pretty shallow life you lead if you think you phone is superior to another.

        • Jesse James

          ok it may not be lesser but its definitively on par and in the same class but released a half of year after. The biggest advantage is the software issue which is null when you are able to upgrade yourself. After 6 months I’m looking for a hardware upgrade not shelling out money for software upgrade when Cyanagenmod gives me that for free

  • krazytrixxxsta

    it didnt take long for htc to abandon the sensation. fortunately there are other options out there for me to get jellybean on my sensation.

    • davedsone

      It wasn’t a great phone for me. The rocking back and forth in the cover drove me nuts, and it was not fast at all. Love the One S, but like the Sensation it’s just too small.

      • krazytrixxxsta

        the only issue i came across on mine was once in a while the phone would reboot itself. after i rooted my phone and flash Android Revolution HD that problem went away.

        • zifnab

          I returned 10 of them because they all had dust under the display. ultimately they cut me off on returns and i was stuck with a sensation with dust under the display for a year. Glad my N4 is finally here, get to ditch that thing.

  • steveb944

    So glad I decided to get my Nexus 4 and give up on my Amaze. I figured there wouldn’t be an update after this long a gap

  • g2a5b0e

    The Amaze was up in the air, but let’s be honest, did anyone really think the Sensation was gonna get Jellybean? I mean, really.

    EDIT: I will say that the Amaze deserves JB…do I think it will get it? No.

  • nerdlust

    I was hoping and I’m still hoping my sensation gets jelly bean. It’s a good phone still plus I got another year in contract.

  • tmoLife

    Hey david, anything on the new Huaweii device coming in January yet ?

  • HM

    HTC has been updating only those devices which they are actively selling, since One S is still selling and it is premier phone, it gets update. Amaze & Sensation won’t get updated since they are no longer being sold, not because they are not capable of running JB. In any case, the value comes from Applications that are running and not the software/OS version it self. As of now, still 50%+ Android phone have been shown using Gingerbread & 25%+ using ICS.

  • Jeff Martinez

    I had the Amaze 4G and loved it, but I also knew that with it would be plagued with slow updates or no update period. I solved my problem once the Nexus 4 came out. I almost bought a GNex but with the Nexus 4 on the horizon I sold my Amaze 4G to my brother and jumped on the Nexus bandwagon. I was one of the lucky ones to actually order it on launch day and one week later to now I’ve gotten two updates! Yes the second one was minor but hey! Two updates in one month compared to two updates in a year…yeah I’m buying Nexus only devices from here on out.

  • zifnab

    Not really that shocking… HTC only supports their devices for 1 year max.

    • P_Tigras

      People forget the MyTouch 3G. HTC used to support their hero devices for longer than a year.

  • Let’s get to the point! I need the update now!

  • sweed19

    What, their not going to upgrade my G1?!?! I thought the G1 was future proof forever!

  • Third_Eye

    Wow! Way to go (down) HTC!

    HTC’s problem may be that
    a) it has too many models
    b) too much carrier variants/customizations for its phones

    That would fall under “Known knowns” that it has to navigate and thus making it complex to provide updates per model.

    Sense just adds another bigger layer to the problem which HTC still does not know or even bothers to know.
    I would not mind Sense or non-sense as long as it is stable, does not slow the system down, does not add a impediment to future updates.Let me explain with a practical example.

    I have a Amaze 4G which has the following hardware features
    1.5GHz Qualcomm S3 + 1GB RAM ,
    16GB storage + expandab;le uSD + removable battery.

    I originally had GB 3.0 + Sense 3.0 when I bought it and it was uber-stable. I had not even re-started the device for the 1.5 mth period I had that. Next HTC provided a update to ICS. At that time Google had 4.0.5 version of ICS on the market and 4.0.4 already out for a few months. Still for Amaze 4G and its younger brother Sensation, HTC chose ICS 4.0.3 rather than the 4.0.4 which was already out for 2 months.

    But now the Sense version was upgraded from 3.0 to 3.5. But this has played havoc with Task killers and other Android Battery life extenders by crashing multiple times and rebooting the device….

    It was GB+3.0 or ICA+3.5. There was no way to decouple Sense 3.5 from JB. Roughly at the same time HTC was releasing its 2012 One X variants. They all had ICS 4.0.3 + Sense 4.0
    So now the Android OS version is the same but the Sense version totally different. Asked why they did not standardize on one version of Sense, HTC gave a friggin excuse stating Sns4.x is so different from Sns3.x, that it had to cook up a Sns 3.5 to provide a transition with minimal learning curve.
    a) Would Sense 3.5 undergo any upgrades? NO!
    b) Would Sense be decoupled with Android OS? NO!
    c) Can user choose to have a future version of Sense for the current version? HELL NO!

    So now we have a huge set of devices 2011 high ends with Dual core SOCs and > 512 MB RAM, more powerful and easily be capable (compared to 2012 mid-low ends) of running JB + Sns 4.whatever, being totally left in the dark by HTC. and left dead on the upgrade cycle.

    a) No removable battery. OK but small capacity battery.
    b) No expandable storage in most models, but equipping them with 16GB
    c) Insult to the injury only 8GB is available after the OS and launcher…

    Meanwhile its chief rival Samsung is able to match HTCs feature set with a removable larger battery, 64GB expandable and having both 16/32GB RAM and making Touchwiz less light on resources. bringing uniqueness to its software via the NOTE series and now providing a quick update to JB across its models.

    Nearly all Self inflicted wounds….And these HTC a**holes are wondering why the revenues are tanking???

  • doug erickson

    Good bye HTC it seams you have no respect for your phone owners by not updating the 4g sensation. Time for me to jump ship.Doug Erickson