With all of this week’s exciting announcements from Google about the next iteration of Android, lots of people have been wondering: “When will my device get updated to Jelly Bean?” This question is particularly important to those of you who just plopped down a couple Benjamins for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, or one of the devices in the HTC One series.
HTC was quick to respond to these concerns, but unfortunately, we’re left wanting for more information. Here’s the official statement:
We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices. We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.
My educated guess would be that the One X, One S, One V, and EVO 4G LTE will all be getting the update. HTC risks ticking off way too many customers to ignore these devices. However, I highly doubt that any older devices will be getting the update – remember, HTC wants to focus on fewer devices, but making those devices better. So it doesn’t really make a bunch of sense from a business standpoint to update devices that came out before its new flagship lineup. But of course this is all just conjecture.
Perhaps the more relevant question is when these devices will be getting Jelly Bean. I just hope that HTC has learned its lesson from the Ice Cream Sandwich debacle, and that we’ll hopefully see this update before the summer is gone. But just to be on the safe side, I’m not going to hold my breath.