On Christmas Eve, HTC released the Android 4.1 update for the HTC One S across Europe. From what we can gather, the new update is available for most unlocked HTC phones. If you own a carrier branded HTC One S, you’re out of luck – for now. If you have not yet received the update, you can try to manually ping HTC’s update servers by going to Settings > About > Software updates >Check now. The Android 4.1.1 update with HTC Sense 4+ includes Google Now, Project Butter, offline speech-to-text, advanced notifications, a handful of UI tweaks, an updated camera app with Sight Seeing mode (allows you to launch the camera app by pressing the power button) and a new gallery app which sorts images by events and time while plotting them all out on a map.
We are excited to see the update roll out across Europe, but we’re sure most of you will more interested in hearing that HTC has begun beta testing the Android 4.1 update for T-Mobile HTC One S here in the U.S. This phase of beta testing is rolling out to a select number of consumers which means we should see an official Android 4.1 release for the T-Mobile HTC One S in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!