HTC updates Android 4.1 upgrade plans

HTCHTC has updated one of its Q&A page with additional information on its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update plans to its devices. HTC is “actively reviewing our product portfolio to identify candidates to receive Jelly Bean” but, so far, only the HTC One X and HTC One S upgrades are confirmed.

HTC has prioritized its review process. It started with devices launched in 2012. It will then turn its attention to its 2011 devices.

As it stands, at least two devices released in 2012 will not be updated. These are the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C. HTC explains that devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1 as such upgrades would not deliver an “optimal user experience.” HTC does make clear that these devices will still get software improvements, security fixes, and technical support as required.

HTC added that Android 4.1 upgrades will include HTC Sense 4+.

Timelines are also vague with HTC warning that carrier certifications may also delay deployments further.

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