When it comes to HTC and the manufacturer’s progress on bringing Android 4.1 on it devices, three words pop-up in mind, and those are “slow as hell”. Indeed, while Samsung is making some impressive progress when it comes to deploying Jelly Bean on a wide range of gadgets, HTC sits there in the corner and struggles with rolling-out Android 4.1 on its ex-flagship device, the One X.
The problem is that the Taiwanese manufacturer hasn’t offered a lot of feedback regarding the matter and they’ve failed to publish a list containing future-to-be-updated devices. All we got from them is the fact that they will not upgrade devices with 512 MB of RAM because the hardware is not powerful enough to do the trick. Nevertheless, the blogosphere has stumbled on a recently leaked list which raises even more questions.
HTC Rezound Jelly Bean MIA (Android 4.1)
The latest report goes like this. Footbal4PDA, who’s a well-known source of HTC-related leaks, has recently got a hold of a list containing the company’s smartphones that are going to get a Jelly Bean update in the future.
The problem is that, although handsets such as the Evo 4G LTE, One S, Droid Incredible 4G LTE and One XL are on that list, which doesn’t come as a surprise at all, the HTC Rezound is missing in action and that does raises a few questions.
In our minds there’s little to no doubt that HTC will update the Rezound in the future. The gadget surely meets the hardware requirements specified by the manufacturer some time ago, so we’re not sure what to make of all this.
We could take a crack at it and say that this leaked list is either incomplete, or incorrect, simply because it states that the HTC One X+ is also one of these devices that will receive Android 4.1, and as we all know, the X+ comes with that particular OS version out of the box.
In any case, we’ll continue to keep a close eye on HTC and hopefully, our expectations regarding the Rezound will be met.