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HTC officially confirms Jelly Bean for HTC One Series, but still doesn’t mention HTC EVO 4G LTE

jelly bean1 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereFollowing yesterday’s news from Telstra that certain HTC devices would indeed be getting Jelly Bean, HTC has officially come out and said which devices will get it for sure. In a statement to Engadget, HTC 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.

While this is exciting for some HTC fans, others are still left with questions. For example, what about the HTC One V? It might be a low-end device, but it’s technically still part of HTC’s flagship lineup. And also, what about the HTC EVO 4G LTE? Technically, it’s still considered one of HTC’s flagship phones in the US, alongside AT&T’s HTC One X. Since it’s essentially the same device, but rebranded for Sprint, why wasn’t it included in this announcement? And then there’s also the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon.

I’ve reached out to one of my sources from HTC for clarification, but I don’t know if the company will be willing to confirm anything else at this point. Of course, as soon as I hear more, I’ll pass it along to you.

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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7 thoughts on “HTC officially confirms Jelly Bean for HTC One Series, but <i>still</i> doesn’t mention HTC EVO 4G LTE

  • So in other words maybe its time to start pestering them? Lol we saw how well that worked with us customs.

  • Seriously this is ridiculous. Just as I start questioning my decision to get a Galaxy Nexus, HTC goes and does this and it affirms my decision. I mean holy heck, even the Nexus S is getting JB officially, and that’s roughly the same age as my EVO 4G.

    And before I get flamed, I work in QA and of course I understand how hard it is for every carrier-branded phone to get updates.

  • Who wants to bet the Evo 4G LTE gets the same treatment like the 3D. Yall will be waiting til next summer and they will just say wait longer, while every other one series has gotten the next after jelly bean.

  • This is where it becomes hard to defend Android devices. Hear me out. I came from iPhone, which I had for 3 years. I ditched it when the Evo 3D was released, and I’ve been overall happy with that decision. I do like both phones (yes, it’s possible) and operating systems for what they are.

    However, it’s ridiculous that companies like HTC have a brand new flagship phone every 2 weeks (seemingly). In an environment where most people have a 1-2 year upgrade cycle, I don’t understand how people can still back these practices. Don’t want to wait 6 months for an official update? That’s ok, just buy the brand new HTC Evo 4G LTE 3D MAXXXX!! It’s ridiculous.

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    Fuck HTC and the bullshit they pull. I’ll be running JB well before the update comes in spring 2014 thanks to XDA.

  • what the f…they r noob who nt make update fr one v to jb


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