HTC confirms Jelly Bean upgrade for One X, One XL & One S

After a brief statement on their Jelly Bean adoption plans, popular smartphone maker HTC has come back with a biggie. They have confirmed that the newest Android flavour, Jelly Bean (v4.1) will now come to their One X, One XL and One S smartphones. Ausdroid have quoted  the company as saying, "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."





The HTC One X packs some nifty features in a slim design and is aimed at the high-end mobile users who won’t settle for anything less than a great user experience and super speedy functionality. It runs Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor. It sports an 8MP shooter and can record 1080p videos @24fps. This handset is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.


Here's a more detailed look at the specifications of the HTC One X:

  • 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi (Hot spot), Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • NFC, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 8 megapixel with LED flash, BSI sensor, 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • 32GB memory, 1GB RAM
  • MHL for AV out




The HTC One S features a unibody design form. HTC also claims that the One S is scratch-resistant, so it should keep those nasty smudges and scrape marks at bay. It ships with Android 4.0 (ICS) running on a 1.7GHz , dual-core processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with HTC Sense UI version 4.0. The One S comes with HTC’s ImageSense technology to help enhance the 8 megapixel camera quality and overall functionality. It can capture video in 1080p (@30fps) full HD and the camcorder also features a slow-motion setting. Other features include face and smile detection, and continuous shooting (not to be confused with Burst mode found on the One X).


Here’s a quick look at the specifications of HTC One S: 

  • 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi (hot spot) + DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps and Locations
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and USB 2.0 (Micro)
  • 8MP camera with LED flash and secondary camera up front
  • FM radio
  • 16GB internal memory
  • TV out via MHL


Jelly Bean, the newest Android flavour had been only recently unveiled. Some of its highlighted features include:


  • Project Butter - As the name suggests, this feature aims to make the operating system on devices extremely smooth.
  • Text Input - As mentioned earlier, with Jelly Bean, the keyboard is a lot faster and more accurate. 
  • Camera - On the camera side of things, the new OS brings to the table new UI and gestures, allowing users to swipe sideways, if they want to access a gallery. It is also possible to delete images by swiping them off the screen.
  • Notifications - With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the notifications bar has also received an upgrade

Published Date: Jul 20, 2012 06:23 pm | Updated Date: Jul 20, 2012 06:23 pm