Jelly Bean, Android 4.1, has widely been hailed as the smoothest version of the OS to date. For this reason and also simply because it is the latest, people have eagerly been waiting for when their respective devices will get it. We’re happy to let owners of some recently released devices know that they are not too far off from getting an official update to Google’s best!
First off, owners of HTC One X, One XL and HTC One S will be pleased to know that all these devices are going to get an official update to Android 4.1 sometime soon. No exact time frame has been given but carriers can often delay the pushing out of updates by testing. Still, it is good to know that at some point in time these devices will have Jelly Bean up and running for sure! Here is HTC’s official statement:
We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean.
This makes HTC the first phone maker to officially announce something regarding Android 4.1. However, apart from not mentioning timing and carrier plans, the company has also not mentioned whether other devices will be getting the latest and greatest Android version, or not.
Shortly after HTC’s announcement, ASUS also revealed that the update will be rolling out to various tablets. The older models such as the original Transformer and Transformer Slide will not be getting Jelly Bean just yet, if ever. However, the Transformer Pad, Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity are three tablets from the manufacturer that will all be receiving Jelly Bean. ASUS has been vague about when exactly this will happen by simply stating ‘in the coming months’. Again, the bottom line is that all these devices will eventually be receiving Android 4.1, the version that has Google Now. If you feel too impatient, stay tuned for news of hackers/developers somehow porting Jelly Bean to various devices.
For now, you can still get some Jelly Bean goodness on your ICS running device. Read this guide to find out how you can Google Play Music on your device or port Jelly Bean entirely if you have an HTC One X by following these instructions.