Although Google unveiled its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in June, the majority of Android-powered devices are still waiting for the latest treat-themed upgrade. However, a reportedly leaked list of handsets set to get the Jelly Bean update has given some hope to HTC owners.
The list comes from Twitter account Football4PDA, which has proven to be credible in the past when it comes to leaked information. HTC hasn’t been very vocal about when its devices will receive the long-awaited upgrade, but perhaps this supposedly leaked list will feature some insight for HTC handset owners. This list is as follows:
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)
Although the list appears to include nine HTC devices and their codenames, it does not reveal when the update is scheduled to arrive. One of HTC’s flagship handsets, the One X, is the only known handset to have already received Google’s Jelly Bean update. What’s curious, however, is that HTC’s One X+ sits right at the top of Football4PDA’s list, although this AT&T handset ships with Android 4.1 right out of the box.
Perhaps this means that the One X+ will be getting the Android 4.1.2 update in the near future, which brings some slight tweaks and updates to gadgets already running on Jelly Bean. Samsung’s international Galaxy S3 and the edition operating on AT&T's network have recently received this 4.1.2 upgrade last week.
One of the most noteworthy additions to come with Android 4.1.2 was the introduction of Samsung’s new multi-window feature for the Galaxy S3. This feature, which lets users open more than one application and view them simultaneously in separate windows, made its debut with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 after a slight upgrade.
Samsung also recently introduced its Premium Suite editions of Jelly Bean, which is divided into two sections and brings even more features to its handsets. The Korea-based manufacturer revealed the first half of these features last week and unveiled the second batch of new additions today.
As the holiday season approaches, it appears that more manufacturers and carriers are rolling out Jelly Bean on a larger scale. Motorola has just announced that it will update its line of RAZR HD handsets in Europe sometime this month.
HTC owners, however, will have to wait on official word from the manufacturer or their respective carrier to see if Football4PDA’s predictions are accurate.
Lisa Eadicicco is a reporter covering mobile technology and video games for The International Business Times. Lisa joined the editorial team at IBT in January 2012, and has...