HTC Bringing Jelly Bean To 2012 Devices First, Says Sorry to Devices With 512MB of RAM

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HTC is bringing Jelly Bean to its 2012 suite of devices fairly soon. This is known, but the company outlined its plans for these, and earlier devices, today in a FAQ on its support site.

According to the Taiwanese company, the One X and One S will receive Android 4.1 with Sense 4+ first, likely by the end of this year, with other devices such as the Amaze, Sensation and Raider coming later. Devices with 512MB of RAM, which include the recently-released One V and Desire C, will not be upgraded to Jelly Bean, as they want to ”ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience.” Jelly Bean, with its Project Butter additions, requires more powerful graphics processing abilities than those two devices can offer.

[quote]We work hard to ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience and therefore some products will remain at their current version of Android. In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we’ll provide updated information.[/quote]

As for which devices will definitely get JB, HTC says they are prioritizing the update for the devices that were launched in 2012, then working their way back. The company has quite the portfolio to work through, and as you most likely already guessed, it could take quite some time before we see updates go live for the Rezound, EVO 3D, and other once-flagship devices. 

[Droid Life]

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  • raghavsrivastava038

    HTC says it will consider the 2011 phones for Jelly Bean when a lot of them haven’t even received ICS yet like the Thunderbolt and the Incredible 2.

  • Neel Ghosh

    wtf!! >:(

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  • SainathNaidu

    its actually better for them not to give any updates as the sense ui sucks big time and the htc explorer already has a jelly bean rom working like a charm :)

    • arumit

      @SainathNaidu wow dats awesome ..coz m planin 2 buy the htc explorer.. n it wud b grt if custom rom works out.. can u help me wid the link where i  wud be able to find the same.. :) thank you

      • SainathNaidu

        @arumit  sure dude do you need a jb or ice cream sandwich rom i would suggest ics rom cause its stable like hell and filled with awesomeness .I have uploaded a video of the rom dont think its lagging cause it was screen recording it was a bit slow ( :) and send me a message in my g+ profile on youtube and here is the link for the rom
        let me know if you need help