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HTC posts jelly Bean update requirements – phones with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1

HTC posts jelly Bean update requirements – phones with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1

Android 4.1 for the HTC One X and HTC One S may soon be upon us, but will other handsets in HTC’s portfolio be treated to Google’s Jelly Bean flavored treat? The simple answer is yes, but new details revealed on HTC’s Android 4.1 FAQ page reveal that there are hardware stipulations which must be met. Currently, the only hardware feature keeping handsets from receiving the Android 4.1 update is a limitation of 512MB of RAM.

Most of HTC’s 2012 lineup has been equipped with 768MB of RAM, but the HTC Desire C and HTC One V are two phones which have not met HTC’s internal requirements in order to receive the Android 4.1 update. While the Android 4.1 update may no longer be in play for these two devices, HTC is still promising to support them with software improvements and security fixes.

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.

HTC has not released the names of the devices which will be updated to Android 4.1, but they assure us that the company’s “goal is to prioritize review for devices launched in 2012 with our numerous carrier partners across multiple regions and then consider our ability to provide updates to products from 2011.” There’s still not guarantee that devices from 2011 will be updated to Android 4.1, but at least the possibility isn’t off the table.

Source: HTC

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

  • boningo

    hi
    do you have an idea whether CDMA phones will receive this update? I have an HTC EVO V from virgin mobile

  • DHD owner

    Yeah, Jelly Bean for my lovely HTC Desire HD… :)

  • HTC Amaze 4G

    Samsung Galaxy S2 is about to get Jelly Bean. Please update HTC Amaze 4G with Jelly Bean else it will be unfair for Amaze 4G owners if we don’t get Jelly Bean. We hope HTC won’t let us feel small in front of Galaxy S2 owners.

  • Dirt Burrito

    HTC just loves crapping all over customers.

  • RockArt

    Will HTC Sensation be able to update to Jelly Bean?

    • razvan

      we on htc sensation xe got more than 512, we got 1gb ram but in reality that is 768, so we might get it, though no one knows when.

  • amber sharma

    Hey is there any news for updating HTC sensation in jellybeans…..

  • Amol Balu Bauskar

    I have HTC desire vc hand set that is working on 4.0.1
    When i got the udate to my HTC as jelly bean

    • Amol Balu Bauskar

      So I don’t get any update to my htc

  • Sharath

    Will HTC Incredible S get a Jelly bean update? It’s got 768 MB RAM :)

  • SHAIKH TAHIR

    htc desire c update mobile

  • i want update desire c up jelybean

    i want update desire c up jelybean

  • Aswin Divakar

    Iam a user of htc desire c so you said we want to purchase another BRANDS next time…
    It is boring to use continuously HTC Sense background…..Please update the appearance also in next upgrade(4.0.4)