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.