Samsung, Motorola, LG, and Sony have already let people know which devices in their smartphone lineup will be getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Samsung has even started thinking of Android 4.2), while HTC has kept quiet except for confirming Android 4.1 for the One S and One X, the former of which started getting the update just a couple of weeks ago. HTC has told us which devices will not be getting Jelly Bean, but that’s not the news people generally want to hear.
What the consumers do want to hear is which devices will be getting the update, and while there is no official announcement yet, a list of devices that will be receiving the goodness of jelly beans has leaked on Twitter, by user @Football4PDA, who has been quite reliable in the past with news related to HTC. The list (hopefully) isn’t complete, as it contains mostly the One X, One S, and a few of its variants, so it might not be good news for everyone if the devices on the list turn out to be the only devices eligible.
List of HTC Devices that will get JB Update:
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) December 8, 2012
Here is the list with the actual names of the devices:
- HTC One X+ (Evitare)
- HTC One XL (Evita)
- HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Fireball)
- HTC EVO 4G LTE (Jewel)
- HTC One SV (K2)
- HTC One VX (Totem C2)
- HTC One S (Ville)
- HTC One S C2 (Ville C2)
- HTC J (Valente)
HTC’s first dual-core flagship, the HTC Sensation, isn’t on the list, though that is normal since HTC has said that 2011 devices will be focused on only after they finish updating devices released this year. However, if the Sensation doesn’t make the final cut, it will be a poor show of support, specially considering Samsung is working on updating both the Galaxy S2 and Note, the Korean company’s top devices of last year (that have already received one major upgrade to Android 4.0).
While the list isn’t official, these are all high-end devices that launched with Android 4.0, so I’d say there are pretty high chances of users of these devices getting to enjoy the merits of Android 4.1, hopefully soon.