Get out your salt shakers, folks. Over the weekend, lots of sites have been reporting that the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the One X, and other HTC devices are scheduled to receive Android 4.3 by the end of this year. Could this happen? Maybe. Is it anything more than just a wild rumor at this point? Absolutely not.
While lots of other sites are reporting this as fact, I was able to trace the origin of this rumor to Technos Amigos, which doesn’t exactly have a well-established history of leaking credible information. (In fact, to my knowledge, it doesn’t have any history at all of doing this!) The original list, linked below, doesn’t even mention a source, anonymous or not. This, combined with the fact that Google hasn’t even officially announced Android 4.3, leads me to approach this with a lot of skepticism.
But still, the devices listed do seem reasonable. Older devices, like the HTC Hero, will obviously not get this update. And even some newer ones like the One S won’t get it either, if we are to believe this rumor. The One S, while certainly a capable handset, still isn’t quite as powerful as the One X or EVO 4G LTE, so it’s understandable that HTC might want to hold back on that one.
What do you think? Do you believe this, or do you need more evidence?