The latest version of Android – 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean – has just been ported over to the international version of the HTC One X. This port is based on the developer preview of Jelly Bean that was made available several days ago on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, although lots of important things aren’t working quite yet, like WiFi, the radio, audio, or the camera. But the developer says the core system is successfully running with little to no crashes, and that work on all of the other key features is coming along quite nicely. In fact, the developer hopes to release an initial alpha ROM very soon.
This is, of course, great news, and given the popularity of both the HTC One Series and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, I’d expect that we’ll start seeing similar ports on the rest of HTC’s major devices very soon.
Somewhat ironically, the developer stated that “the issue we’ve been trying to resolve with CM9 for this phone, the rotation bug, appears to be fixed here. Not sure whether to laugh or cry.”
With the weekend coming up, hopefully the developer will have more time to smooth things out, and we’ll have something new to report on Monday.