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One S and One X to get Jelly Bean updates this month

HTC has announced a new Android smartphone called the HTC One X+, which is a refreshed version of HTC's original One X smartphone. The One X+ uses HTC Sense 4+ and runs the Android Jelly Bean operating system. 
The smartphone uses a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and has 64 GB of internal storage. The smartphone also supports LTE networks and uses a 2100 mAh battery promising up to six hours of use.
The One X+ has Beats Audio for “better” sound quality and HTC Watch 2.0 streaming. The phone also gets HTC Get Started, which is a new web service that guides the user through the setup and personalization using a desktop web browser.

The One X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia starting in October with a launch in South Asian in November. The smartphone will be coming to North America at an undisclosed date.
In other news, HTC notes that the Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update will come to the HTC One S and One X in October. Carrier branded versions of the One S and One X smartphones will probably not get this update until later because of carrier testing and tweaking. 

Sources: HTC, Engadget [1], [2]

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wow great support
By bjacobson on 10/2/2012 9:52:00 AM , Rating: 2
wish I had an HTC, have Motorola, and my Atrix 4G (dual core, 1GB RAM) was denied ICS update (let alone JB) because the phone is "too old".

RE: wow great support
By bug77 on 10/2/2012 10:46:28 AM , Rating: 2
Actually the support is pretty crappy since neither One V nor One C are getting JB. And they're less than 6 months old devices.

"We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google's latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean"

A soon an Cyanogen get JB working on Desire S, I'm saying good bye to any HTC customization. They can just shove it, as far as I'm concerned.

RE: wow great support
By nafhan on 10/2/2012 11:20:34 AM , Rating: 3
My recommendation when buying Android phones is to buy only high end devices - preferably a Nexus. If you need to save money, buy an outdated high end device. An outdated "top of the line" handset will have similar specs, yet better support, than a brand new low end phone. Plus, the build quality, camera, etc. will probably be better as well.

RE: wow great support
By bug77 on 10/2/2012 11:52:47 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, it's going to be nexus only for me when I upgrade. Considering I got my Desire S last year, my next upgrade is probably 3 years away.

RE: wow great support
By RufusM on 10/2/2012 2:14:20 PM , Rating: 2
I strongly second this. My recommendation for a cheaper Android phone is the Galaxy S2. It still a great device and has a lot of life left in it.

RE: wow great support
By sprockkets on 10/2/2012 12:01:51 PM , Rating: 2
At least it has ics and not like one samsung phone which still has gingerbread. Besides, going to 4.1 from 4.0 isn't that big of a jump unlike going from 2.3.

RE: wow great support
By euclidean on 10/2/2012 12:24:16 PM , Rating: 2
HTC isn't very big about updating older models. Also, they limit the updates based on internal available memory for the OS. So like all OS's, as they add more features, update/upgrade, re-design, etc. they generally require more space.

With that said, HTC loves their HTC sense. So while they have great phones, they need space to also load up on their you combine an upgraded OS with HTC's upgraded Sense, and you really don't have any room available on the older models...

If only they would make Sense optional, we could really see the updated versions of Android on more of HTCs older models.

Bah...but then you have to deal with the carriers...Contract for me is up this month..seriously looking at the Galaxy Nexus to get out of upgrade issue...

RE: wow great support
By zephyrprime on 10/2/2012 11:25:37 AM , Rating: 3
I have an htc incredible 2 and it still hasn't got the ics update. Android phone makers are all dicks when it comes to upgrades.

Need More Detail
By Nakecat on 10/2/2012 10:43:06 AM , Rating: 2
Any info about screen size? any microSD slot? NFC?

RE: Need More Detail
By bug77 on 10/2/2012 10:48:32 AM , Rating: 2
You'd think this being a + devices, one would think to highlight the differences from the original. Apparently not.

RE: Need More Detail
By kamiller422 on 10/2/2012 11:47:20 AM , Rating: 2
Daily Tech gave the basics of the release. The press release does highlight the differences.

RE: Need More Detail
By bug77 on 10/2/2012 11:54:52 AM , Rating: 2
Everyone gives you the basics. If I wanted that, I'd read the official marketing release.
The X+ is better in some ways (battery is very important to me), but it also loses the radio and Java support. I'd think at least that is worth mentioning.

RE: Need More Detail
By kamiller422 on 10/2/2012 6:19:29 PM , Rating: 2
You're welcome.

RE: Need More Detail
By euclidean on 10/2/2012 11:33:47 AM , Rating: 2

It's not there yet, but generally, they'll have teh full details ahead of most.

HTC your problem in Sense
By cknobman on 10/2/2012 10:10:32 AM , Rating: 2
HTC you wont be gaining any major market share as long as you insist on putting Sense in every Android phone.

As a owner of 3 HTC phones I have grown frustrated and tired of Sense as its very bloated and slow. Maybe it has improved in newer versions, I dont know (I own an original Evo and 2 Evo designs) but the reputation Sense has now people are instantly turned off by HTC android phones.

Until you get rid of Sense I dont know a single HTC user that is willing to buy another HTC phone (besides myself I know a few other people with EVO 3D and after ICS and the new sense their phones actually got slower and choppier than before).

RE: HTC your problem in Sense
By sgw2n5 on 10/2/2012 11:32:42 AM , Rating: 2
The HTC one X runs Sense silky smooth (ICS). Very fast, and very responsive... but this is my first HTC device, I haven't used any older models.

Overall, I am very pleased with oneX. My only gripe is that it does not have microSD, but I probably wouldn't use it that much anyway because I just wirelessly connect to my home or work network and drag/drop stuff there(or just use dropbox).

I think I will stick with HTC for the next device

RE: HTC your problem in Sense
By bug77 on 10/2/2012 11:57:08 AM , Rating: 2
Eh, just wait until Key Lime Pie is out and about one year later you're still waiting for the One X update from HTC...

Just because
By BillyBatson on 10/2/12, Rating: 0
RE: Just because
By AmbroseAthan on 10/2/2012 2:02:53 PM , Rating: 2

HTC notes that the Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ update will come to the HTC One S and One X in October. Carrier branded versions of the One S and One X smartphones will probably not get this update until later because of carrier testing and tweaking.

6 Hours?
By crazyboy1 on 10/2/2012 6:19:10 PM , Rating: 2
Good luck to anyone that gets this phone. Maximum of six hours is a joke. Making it useless as a mobile phone if you are always attached to the wall charging.

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