HTC Won’t Upgrade One V and Desire C to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

No smartphone with 512MB of RAM or less will get the chance to receive it

By on November 12th, 2012 18:51 GMT

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation has recently confirmed that only some of its latest smartphones will receive an upgrade to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system flavor.

Among them, we can count the HTC One X and HTC One S, which have started to receive the new platform upgrade since last month.

The software update also brings along a new version of the HTC Sense, along with other enhancements, all meant to provide users with a better experience than before.

However, it seems that those who have purchased cheaper Android devices from the company, although new models, won’t be so lucky.

The handset vendor has confirmed that all smartphones that pack only 512MB of RAM or less will remain with the current OS flavor loaded on them.

“We work hard to ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience and therefore some products will remain at their current version of Android,” the company notes on its support website.

“In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. At present, these devices include the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we'll provide updated information.”

Although Android 4.1 Jelly Bean won’t arrive on these devices, maintenance updates such as software improvements, security fixes, and technical support will continue to be provided to users, the company added.

Those users eligible for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade who haven’t received it yet, although the rollout might have already started for their models, should be patient, HTC says.

The new software is being pushed out in stages, and its availability is also dependent on country and wireless carriers, which means that it will arrive a little later for some people.

“After internal testing, we test the software on live networks in order to confirm the experience matches our expectations, and carrier expectations, for performance, connectivity and platform stability. While testing takes time, we're working quickly with our carrier partners to rollout these updates,” the company notes.

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