ZTE. the worlds fourth largest mobile manufacturer, according to a recent Garnter Report, has launched its first smartphone with the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean, in China. ZTE made the announcement in a press release.
The ZTE N880E smartphone will run on Jelly Bean and is the third Android 4.1 smartphone. ZTE said that planned to also launch other handsets with Jelly Bean.
The press release said: “ZTE has an excellent relationship with Google and this, combined with our extensive R&D capabilities and our experience of customising devices for partners around the world, means we are able to bring new technologies to market very quickly,” said Mr. Kan Yulun,Vice President and CTO of the Handset Division, ZTE.“Our aim is to provide the best quality customer experience for the best value, and the N880E is a great example of this.”
Features of the smartphone include a 4.0-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 4GB of memory and a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera. This is a big upgrade for a smartphone that was originally launched in May 2012 with Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread.
HTC has also announced Jelly Bean updates for the following smartphones: One X, One XL and One S. Google's Galaxy Nexus will also be shipped with Android 4.1.