Everyone who a owns a device that runs Google’s Android platform seemed excited with the announcement of the latest update Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). However back then, it was not clear as to when and on which devices the latest version will be updated.
Till now manufacturers were quiet on their Jelly Bean prospects for the future, but if reports are to be believed, HTC and Samsung will soon roll out an update for their high end devices. The devices that will be amongst the first to get the update are HTC One X, One XL, and One S along with Nexus S.
A confirmation on this, comes from a statement to The Verge, by Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager who said, “ “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.”
Apart from HTC devices, the Nexus S, which was pretty late to receive the previous update of Android 4.0 ICS, will get the Jelly Bean update before many other, newer devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. The catch being, only handsets with the i9023 version, will get updated.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with a smoother and faster UI, with non-intrusive notifications system, Google Now, improved search and camera app among host of other features.
Now that we know that Jelly Bean will soon be updated on HTC and Samsung devices, along with the Motorola Xoom 2, we wonder why other manufacturers are holding back from announcing the update.
Before updating to Jelly Bean, a lot of manufacturers also need to upgrade their devices to Android 4.0 ICS, which was released in the October last year, as only 10.7% of Android users are using it. A majority of 63.6% users are on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread version.