At the presentation of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean , Google just announced that the official update will be for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom, as it is “their” product. Updates of other smartphones entirely rests on the shoulders (and conscience) manufacturers. Not hard to guess what the most popular question they hear the representatives of HTC in recent days.And he did not remain unanswered.
«Android Jelly Bean impressed us, and we plan to support our various devices that are acquainted with the software to determine upgrade plans and schedules. So stay tuned, plans to update specific devices will be made public, “ - leads a comment resource androidcentral .
Unfortunately, more specific information will have to wait. But knowing that according to the agreement , manufacturers are required to maintain the current version of Android devices in 18 months, we can make some assumptions.
Now in June, and hence in the span of 18 months, get all the devices presented in January 2011. It’s an impressive list:
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Wildfire S
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Salsa
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC Rhyme
- HTC Explorer
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC One X / XL
- HTC One S
- HTC One V
- HTC Desire C
Most likely, HTC Incredible S and HTC Desire S can be eliminated – in a few weeks of the promised “a term relevance” will come to an end, and an agreement will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is currently relevant. Similarly, the fate exists with HTC Rhyme.
“Neighboring” HTC Wildfire S is not even on the list updates to ICS. Together with the Salsaand the Explorer , whose memory less than 512MB, they will remain on the Android 2.3.x
Latest news from the series One, smartphones HTC One X and XL, One S and One V, according to the agreement, must obtain an upgrade to Android Jelly Bean 04.01 , and the time to release a new firmware abound.
Budget HTC Desire C , represented the last of smartphones, can join them – he went out with Android 4.0 ICS, as compared with special hardware requirements, the new version does not show.
Similar hardware HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation / Sensation XE , submitted a year ago, and still have a “reserve” time to completion of the required period of support in the latest version of the OS upgrade for them is likely to be. Different from the Sensations line music «XL» was announced just over six months ago, and also could get the Jelly Bean.
But once again draw your attention – this is just assumptions based on Google’s voiced agreement with the producers, by which they undertake to support smartphones current version of Android for 18 months.
Accurate information about the update will be announced only by the company HTC, with its drawing will take into account the possibility of hardware devices, and so hated by users’ marketing component. “ Most likely, the official data will also contain information that interesting at least version Android, – version of the original shell HTC Sense.