HTC talks Jelly Bean: focus on 2012 smartphones

HTC talks Jelly Bean: focus on 2012 smartphones“Where the heck’s my Jelly Bean update?” is a question on many an HTC One X and One S owner’s lips. Peeps be wantin' Google Now and what have you.

Well, HTC has updated its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) FAQ, and while there’s plenty of reading, it amounts to a whole lot of nothing much.

For starters, we’re told that the HTC One X and HTC One S were – understandably – the priority. Jelly Bean should be touching down on those devices soon – subject to network approval and that.

As for other HTC devices, the Taiwanese manufacturer goes on to say it’ll focus on smartphones released in 2012, before somewhat confusingly dismissing the HTC One V and HTC Desire C. Er, what does that leave exactly?

The HTC One V and Desire C in particular have been excluded on account of their modest RAM. HTC explains: “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.”

Anyone here rocking an HTC One X or HTC One S? Any sign of official Jelly Bean action?

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AhmadCentral  Nov. 13, 2012 at 14:10

It's going to be interesting to see how well HTC do in the new year.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2012 at 15:14

It's going to be interesting to see how well HTC do in the new year.

WP8 is gonna outsell everything. HTC are once again gonna be quietly brilliant.
Then Ballmer's alarm clock rings, and it'll all be over and/or start all over again.

I expect more hurricanes, and people will start to buy more walkie-talkies.
Motorola will be back.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 13, 2012 at 16:02

It's going to be interesting to see how well HTC do in the new year.

WP8 is gonna outsell everything. HTC are once again gonna be quietly brilliant.
Then Ballmer's alarm clock rings, and it'll all be over and/or start all over again.

I expect more hurricanes, and people will start to buy more walkie-talkies.
Motorola will be back.


And that line in bold is when i knew you were making up ;)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2012 at 16:07

:p oO

AhmadCentral  Nov. 13, 2012 at 16:18

I think if Motorola really want to make a return they should focus on their old phones and try and remake them with a modern twist, you know, like the huge sucess 2004 Motorola Razr, they should re release that with android and..... oh.... wait....

Ok yeh i think they can't turn it around now....

*Serious Voice* What they really need to do is work on support outside of the USA, no updates and poor CS is a huge factor as to why you don't see Motorola phones selling well this side of the pond!

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2012 at 16:29

Agree... Was using a Moto Pro+ recently for a week or so... actually not a bad device per se, but things like MotoBlur are just awful. And though the phone was actually quite snappy, some things felt like 2006: the task monitor etc would take longer to start than a reboot.

Also: has nothing to do with HTC LOL

AhmadCentral  Nov. 13, 2012 at 16:51

You make an excellent point . I was distracted by the mentioning of motorola. Back on topic, I think HTC need a new line of phones like the ONE series but with a better naming scheme. So no desire x and one x and desire c and one v, do what sony and samsung have done and actually price the low end phones in the right market.

Nothing wrong with design

Quality control could be much better as could be marketing

SpeedyG  Nov. 14, 2012 at 12:54

It might help HTC to stop making too many phones from their main flagship range.

That's what's Samsung is for. ;)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 14, 2012 at 16:22

Hahaha

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