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HTC Jelly Bean Update List Leaked – One X+, Incredible 4G, But No Rezound

Today, a source (Football4PDA) leaked HTC’s supposed list of devices that will receive an official Jelly Bean update. The list itself is really not all that shocking, given that most of these devices were released right on the eve of high Android 4.1 adoption/release, so none of these should really be a surprise for us. 

As for Verizon devices, the Incredible 4G LTE is listed. That’s it. We aren’t seeing the Rezound on here. Why that is or if the list will change, we don’t know. It meets certain requirements that were put in place, but it looks like HTC may let it go.

Full list of devices that are to be updated to Jelly Bean.

  • HTC One X+ (Evitare)
  • HTC One XL (Evita)
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Fireball)
  • HTC EVO 4G LTE (Jewel)
  • HTC One SV (K2)
  • HTC One VX (Totem C2)
  • HTC One S (Ville)
  • HTC One S C2 (Ville C2)
  • HTC J (Valente)

Via: GSM Arena | Twitter

  • I don’t see the big deal if you don’t get the main stream popular phone its not likely to get the update, that’s what I think about before purchasing.

  • Kimho

    Dear, all guys

    do you know, when HTC EVO 3D is available update to Jelly Bean?

  • jtdaballar

    i had a Thunderbolt from day one and got sick of it upgraded to Droid Incredible 4G now i’m a happy camper 😉

  • As long as it took the Rezound to get ICS, is probably the reason it won’t get JB. They could announce today it would get JB, but if it takes a year to actually get it, what’s the point? There would be so few left in the wild.

  • Zach Jacobs

    Im an htc guy, always loved the build quality, cameras, and Sense was so attractive compared to froyo and gingerbread BUT NOW with ICS and JB looking so clean i can’t help but scoff at the fact that Sense looks outdated. .

    • Zach Jacobs

      Htc has taken out the holo of ICS with Sense and made it more round and glossy and its starting to remind me of iOS.. Yuck.

  • Yep

    Dear HTC,

    Eat a barrel full of male genitalia.

    A Thunderbolt Owner Still Waiting For His Effing ICS Update

    • Chris

      Buy a Rezound and run a Sense 4 ROM. I did it and am extremely pleased.

  • Simon Belmont

    Of course there is no HTC Rezound, this list is for 2012 models. The Rezound is a 2011 model. Notice how all of the models are 2012 models in the list? That’s the reason why.

    HTC stated they were mulling over updates for 2012 models first. THEN the 2011 models, will be mulled over. I won’t hold my breath for an update to my HTC EVO 3D though. Maybe they’ll surprised me.

  • jlschulz098

    HTC will continue to hemorage money. My rezound is less than 6 months old and no update even though it fills the requirements. Theyll never see another penny of my money.

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    The One X+ already has Jellybean.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Where’s 4.2 for DNA? lol

  • Are they talking about 4.2? The One X+ shipped with 4.1, right?

  • Sobr0801

    Glad I sold it. I would have been pissed.

  • itsgonnalast

    According to Wikipedia the Rezound was released in Nov 2011. So, 13 months later the phone has reached its end-of-life.

    Does HTC think this kind of support is going to win customers back? … Especially with the Nexus 4 flying off the shelf?

    • Matt

      What about Samsung Android phones released in 2011? Have any of them been updated to Jelly Bean? NO.

  • Harold Goldner

    I like my Rezound, and when the devs figure out the problems with BT, I’m sure there will be JB on it better than anything HTC churns out with Big Red’s permission. If I didn’t need BT now, I’d already have an AOSP or AOKP JB ROM — there are choices.

  • Lee Long

    Not surprised Rezound is absent…But the Devs on XDA are working feverishly on it, so it’s just a matter of time…Who needs the official release anyway?

    • Steven

      Not to mention, the unofficial de-Sensed roms run so much faster anyway.

  • Shannon Hoff

    And to think that I debated heavily on whether to get a GS3, or wait for Thunderbolt to get ICS. Guess this shows that for HTC, if it doesn’t have DROID in front of it, be happy with what you get at launch, or you most likely won’t be happy long term.

    Of course if they didn’t have 32 different versions of basically the same phone, maybe they could actually release updates for some of them.

  • Alexander H

    Don’t count on them actually following through…erg Thunderbolt ICS

  • Kevin McDole

    Also, it doesn’t necessarily meet the requirements put in place, as it was launched in late 2011.

  • LionStone

    Cool, I had no doubt the Inc4 would get JB! Sweet.

  • hfoster52

    This is why buying a DNA is a crap shoot on how long you will get updates.

  • What about HTC Vivid?

  • Kevin McDole

    Not surprised, though that doesn’t mean I’m not disappointed.

  • Ian Ball

    What? No Incredible 2??? haha

  • Butters619

    HTC took too long, moved on to CM10 and I’m never looking back.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    The Original One X isn’t on the list either…

    • dylan84

      Pretty sure the One XL is it

      • Fattie McDoogles

        Now that I am looking it up, you are basically correct. XL is the LTE version of the One X so if one gets updated the other should almost certainly as well.

        • Steven02

          One X already has JB in several regions. One XL taking longer.

  • Dave

    It will be sad to know that in two Android release cycles we more than likely won’t see the Droid DNA on HTC’s upgrade list. Anyways, I probably won’t retain the DNA long enough to see the next iteration of Android since I change up phones every 8 months or so. I’m still hopeful that either Motorola comes up with a pure stock Android device in 2013 or Nexus comes back to Verizon in some form.

    Needless to say my hopes are a tad high.

  • scott62185

    What about the One X (not the X+ or XL)?

    • dylan84

      The XL is the One X

    • Steven02

      One X has it in some regions. XL is what is in the US. It would get it as well.

  • This is why I don’t buy anything but Nexus phones, I waited mere hours for my Jellybean update

  • cooksta32676

    And people wonder why Samsung accounts for 6 out of every 10 Android activations?

  • chris125

    That’s why I stay away from htc no long term support

    • JoshGroff

      Because they’re the only OEM that does it. /s

      • chris125

        No just one of the worst. Samsung and even moto is better at updating. Htc wonders why they keep falling behind

        • JoshGroff

          Samsung and Motorola also have a bit more power over the carriers to get those updates pushed through than HTC does. Also, what do you think the chances of the S2 or Droid RAZR/Maxx to get JB are?

          • InyRules

            I’ve learned that carrier branded phones from the big boys will get one major upgrade (gingerbread to ICS, for example), and that’s pretty much it. They won’t want to spend time upgrading your RAZR when you can just buy the RAZR HD. The RAZR HD will then get one major update, then they will want you to buy another phone.

          • That makes no sense.
            Carriers don’t make money from phone sales. They make money from contracts. But EVERYONE is buying their phones off-contract now on Verizon. EVERYONE. Because EVERYONE cares more about having unlimited data.

          • chris125

            except the razr got ics and is going to get jb so your theory is a little off

          • Fattie McDoogles

            The RAZR have already been cleared to get JB. They are just not the new hotness anymore. They are scheduled to get it Q1. The S2 will probably be in the same boat.

          • chris125

            Both of those have ics plus the s2 already has leaks of jb and moto said the razr/maxx is getting it…

          • Butters619

            HTC also release 16 million phones a year. I did the list once of all the 2012 phones and it is ridiculous.

          • The RAZR and RAZR MAXX ARE getting Jelly Bean.

          • fixxmyhead

            the s2 is getting JB theres leaks already out. its sad cuz the s2 came out before the rezound and its still getting supported per say. this is why i never buy HTC garbage. even though i now have a nexus 4 the only other phone i would go with is the galaxy s line. too bad ill never see official JB on my s2 but i know it will come

          • Diablo81588

            The droid RAZR, maxx, and bionic are all scheduled to get jelly bean.

        • LionStone

          Hmm, Samsung Droid Charge, 1 yr 7 mos….still on GB?
          Motorola Droid 3, 1yr 5 mos…still on GB? 🙂

          • chris125

            rezound, droid incredible 2, rhyme, all of which won’t be getting updated. I never said samsung or moto is perfect they are just better than htc in this department.

          • JoshGroff

            The inedible 2, rhyme, and thunderbolt also have lower specs than the droid x2 and droid 3, so it makes sense for them not to be upgraded. What’s Motorola’s excuse?

          • chris125

            Actually the htc have more ram which is what holds many phones back from getting updated. Wanna try again???

          • JoshGroff

            And HTC blamed the processor.

          • Diablo81588

            512mb of ram.

  • Dang it…when I saw that picture, the first thing I thought of was “OH! Bugless Beast!” …sadly let down 🙁

    • JoshGroff

      I want 4.2.1 BB on my G-Nex. 🙁

      • hfoster52

        I am waiting as well…..

  • schoat333

    Eh, your not missing much. HTC android updates are hardly noticeable anyways. Sense looks like sense no matter what version of Android your on.

    • Exactly. I think it’s crazy that HTC ICS looks indistinguishable from GB in most respects.

      • Butters619

        Uh. GB to ICS was a big jump for Sense. I would have never purchased a phone with GB Sense and I bought the One X. But there are not many difference in the jumps from 4.0 to 4.1 to 4+

        • Alexander H

          GB sense is installed on every ICS phone that upgraded from a GB or earlier launch…

          • Butters619

            Forgot about Sense 3.6

            (and feel bad for anybody stuck with it. Sorry Rezound and Sensation owners)

            So he is right…ish.

        • Chris

          Completely agree. Sense 4.0 and 3.0 are so vastly different. Sense 4.0 is amazing.

  • Nick Norman

    This is one of the reasons I hesitate to buy the DNA. Too many HTC’s left for dead!

    • Let me assure you, as long as whichever HTC you pick has DROID in front of the name on VZW, you’ll be okay. Notice the pattern = HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Rezound = No updates. Now look = HTC DROID Incredible 4G (JB), HTC DROID Incredible 2 (ICS – Maybe?) = Updates!

      • Steven02

        The Rezound did get ICS. It took long enough, but started with GB.

      • Matthew Merrick

        Droid Incredible 2? Droid Incredible LTE?

        yeah, thought so

    • michael arazan

      HTC is leaving a very bad track record for everything wrong with their phones, how can they expect customer loyalty when they aren’t even loyal to their own products?

  • Rob Dennie

    My Rezound got the ICS update. I would be pretty livid if it doesn’t get JB. Still trying to get my hands on a GNex.

    • JoshGroff

      I got my hands on one a while ago for 150 on eBay, granted I had to get it out of a boot loop, which took a few fresh flashes of stock, but it was totally worth it. Still miss the Rezound’s screen though.

      • Goodriddance183

        I would trade the screen and camera for a pure Google experience.

    • Jared Fulgham

      Check swappa.com. That’s where I picked up my GNex for a good deal (leaving the Bionic forever in the dust), then you can sell your Rezound.

  • Famouz Starz

    no lie the rezound is a solid phone imagine if it got JB! but of course its not 🙁

    • JoshGroff

      The major downfall to an otherwise solid device. I loved mine, but I switched to the G-Nex around when JB came out.

    • capecodcarl

      You can build CM10 for it if you have some patience, but it is a little rough around the edges. CM9 is solid though.

  • The Rezound never even got ICS, despite being on their list for it… I hope that it at least gets ICS. (wife has that phone)

    • ToddAwesome

      uh, WUT?

    • Aardvark99
    • K L

      The Rezound got ICS in August, where have you been?

    • Brittany N

      the rezound did receive ICS I have one

    • JoshGroff

      I think you’re talking about the Thunderbolt.

      • Even worse. I’m talking about the freaking Rhyme…. (yeah, I know)

        • JoshGroff

          Lol, I forgot that phone existed, wasn’t it basically the same as the Thunderbolt?

          • Yeah, it’s like a smaller Thunderbolt with no LTE, in a smaller girlie shell. It’s actually not a bad phone, just fine for the wife.

        • ToddAwesome

          No more posting for you. Come back two week!

        • Steven02

          Agreed, you are banned for 2 weeks. If you are good, you will get your phone back at that time.

  • They should have added the Thunderbolt to that list for shits and giggles.

    • itsgonnalast

      lol I was thinking the same thing! haha

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Poor Rezound. . . . . I thought of getting you. . . righhhht before I bought the Gnex

    • K L


    • capecodcarl

      That’s funny. I had a Gnex and old it after 4 days and bought a Rezound instead. At least I get LTE on the Rezound, I couldn’t on the Gnex. :-/

      • Lee Long

        And it’s nice to be able to take a decent picture are well…

    • KleenDroid

      I also considered the Rezound. But I’m glad I didn’t because the Nexus has been the best phone I’ve ever owned. Not counting the first week I owned it. The first week it couldn’t hold a signal.