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HTC refines its Android 4.1 update requirements, devices with 512MB of RAM wont get to taste Jelly Bean

1 year ago 47

We’re know for a long time that the HTC One X and HTC One S would be the first devices in HTC’s portfolio to receive the Android 4.1 update. Both phones feature top of the line specs and are certainly capable for running the latest version of Android without any issues. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for a handful of phones HTC has released this year.

New information has been posted on HTC’s Android 4.1 FAQ page, revealing for the first time that the HTC One V and HTC Desiree C will not be updated to Android 4.1. This information is accompanied by a statement which states “devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1.” Fortunately, the HTC Desire C and HTC One V are the only two devices released in 2012 which come with 512MB of RAM. Other entry-level HTC device like the Desire X and Desire SV come with 768MB of RAM.

Besides the One X and One S, HTC is still silent regarding which devices will be receiving the Android 4.1 update. The company’s goal is to “prioritize review for devices launched in 2012 with our numerous carrier partners across multiple regions and then consider our ability to provide updates to products from 2011.” This gives us hope that we may still see Android 4.1 on flagship device from 2011 like the HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D and the HTC Rezound.