HTC reveals Jelly Bean update plans; no Android 4.1 for HTC One V, Desire C

HTC has posted its Android 4.1 update plans for Android devices. According to the company, it is currently reviewing its portfolio to identify devices that will get the Android 4.1 update.

HTC first wants to prioritise review for devices launched in 2012 and then consider 2011 launches. We already know that One X and One S are getting the update.

The Taiwanese manufacturer added that devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1, which includes One V and Desire C in company’s 2012 line-up. So, if you purchase One V or Desire C this year, you are out of luck.

HTC states:

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. 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.

It should be noted that upgrades are not the same thing as ongoing support. Devices not being upgraded to Android 4.1 will still get software improvements, security fixes, and technical support.

Company will soon release a more detailed list of devices getting or not getting Jelly Bean update.

More on Jelly Bean and HTC here.

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