Dec 21 AT 4:27 PM Nick Gray 49 Comments

Android 4.1 update for the HTC One XL begins rollout in Taiwan and Singapore


Over the last few weeks, HTC has been rolling out Android 4.1 to several of its handsets. The update started trickling out to the international HTC One X a few weeks ago and managed to land stateside on the HTC EVO 4G LTE late last week. Now, we’re getting reports that the Jelly Bean update for the HTC One XL has been released in Taiwan and Singapore.

The 3.17.707.1 update for the HTC One XL weighs in at 658 MB and includes Android 4.1.1 with HTC Sense 4+. New features found in the Android 4.1 update include Google Now, Project Butter, offline speech-to-text and advanced notifications. Sense 4+ is accompanied by 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 sort images by events, time and also maps them out by location.

If you have not already received the OTA update notification, you can try to manually ping HTC’s update servers by going to Settings > About > Software updates > Check now. As with the Android 4.1 update for the HTC One X, we expect this update will eventually work its way to other countries around the globe.

The Android 4.1 rollout for the HTC One XL is good news for those who own the AT&T branded HTC One X since both devices share the same internal hardware. We’re hoping AT&T and HTC will be able to wrap up testing within the next few days and deliver the update before the New Year.

Via: HTC Source

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Steve Heinrich

    Good news for One XL owners! Keep the jelly beans rollin’!

    Also… 658MB! Holy crap!

    • mr 1338

      little word-swap in the article; It must be offline speech-to-text, not offline text-to-speech, which has been offline ever since.
      nice to see more HTC updates though.

      • Nick Gray

        Thanks for catching that. Corrected.

    • thel0nerang3r

      Wow, he Sprint version was 396MB. I wonder what’s the difference.

      • Jorge Eslava

        I’m wondering the same thing, wouldn’t the Sprint update have more bloatware?

        • Federal Bureau of Fragmentation (FBF)

          I guess its ships with less fragmentation

        • Nick Gray

          The updates form HTC are typically a bit larger since Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile push out incremental updates with system tweaks which typically don’t make it to unlocked HTC devices.

  • Nathan D.

    Nice, now how about everywhere else.

  • Bpear96

    Flashed a CWM put together zip of this OTA on my AT&T (bootloader unlocked of course) One xl,
    and i have to say this is actually really fast. I still don’t like some elements of the sense UI but this JB update seems very fast.

    I ran ICS sense for awhile, but have been running CM10 and other AOSP JB roms for must of the time i have owned this phone. This sense update actually seems a little faster than cm10, probably because it has HW Vysnc (kernel level part of project butter) and 3.4.10 kernel, both of which CM10 will have soon (when HTC releases source.. ) ill probably go back to CM10 when thats the case.

  • mario_1603

    waiting the update :)

  • jamal adam

    I guess they wanted to give One XL owners an early Christmas present. On the other hand, it doesn’t look like AT&T wants to give the same presents.

  • ArticulateFool

    For those not yet on CM, this will be great news.

    • uknowme

      Love me some CM! Only problem is I use the camera too much. Until someone figures out how to put the sense camera in I won’t be using our as my daily driver.

    • LukeT32

      Low number there… :)

  • killrgummibear

    can’t wait to see it on my One S!

  • BigCiX

    Anytime now at&t

  • romy134

    hoping for a release for ATT before the new year, but the holidays may interfere.

  • CTown

    I thought Android itself plus drivers took less than 400 mb of space? Either the HD system graphics are taking up all that room or Sense really is as bloated as everyone says!

  • Adryan maldonado

    That’s awesome.i look forward to Android os distribution numbers.they should look awesome for jelly bean

  • rr2009

    Pretty good news. It’s going to look amazing on jelly bean.

  • Viequense

    I’m looking forward to it on my one s can’t wait.

  • spintrex

    Getting this before Christmas… it would be greatness itself

    • romy134

      Im so hoping for this, but its getting close…

  • Jorge Vieira

    My pal is just going the ROM route he is tired of waiting.

  • renyo

    I dunno why but every time HTC releases JB on another device, I go to my sensation and check for update… So much hope I guess…

  • KingCrow02

    More android love

  • donger

    Jelly Bean for all.

  • dafi81

    everything is going to be fine ;-) by the way end of the world was a little disapointing :D

  • mehta nisha

    One of my last chances to win.

  • bellken

    It is great to see more Android devices getting updates. Keep it going!

  • jonstle

    Way to go HTC!!! Nice to see continued support for phones!

  • jb

    Owning a one s, I feel that these updates aren’t being pushed out to flagship phones in a timely fashion. I’ve been an HTC fan since pre peering my g1 release on 08 and several HTC on between. Locking customers onto phones that do not have the latest and greatest features is really disappointing. The next once will be released before we get this one at this rate.

  • luis maldonado

    What about 4.2 for the us!?

    • Nick Gray

      Android 4.2 for the HTC One X/XL will probably not come out until Q2 of this year.

  • fingers26

    Love HTC but I have a Note 2.. I;m still waiting the 4.2 even 4.1.2 update..!!!

  • orangestrat

    600 mb has got to be a lot of jelly beans! :/ that’s huge

  • ndub21

    AT&T isn’t exactly great with updates, but let’s hope that the One X owners get it soon! The good news is that there are plenty of great 3rd party ROMs available.

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  • navyavionics

    i have been an htc fan since the hd2. but having other devices get the jellybean update before me and i bought this phone(one xl) outright is a slap in the face. im finally letting go and getting a galaxy note 2. that phone is a beast and already has jellybean on it!!!! att has dissapointed me for the last time. cant wait until my contract is up. to tmobile i go.

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  • romy134

    The Razr got JB!!!! I’m so Jelly!!

  • eViLSt3ve

    About time!

  • Kaustubh_Adhav

    A super slim Razr X anyone?

  • anish67

    jelly bean sounds good

  • klcow92

    yay….happy for updates all though I don’t own a htc one xl