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HTC One X on AT&T Finally Receives Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” Update


Apparently, the HTC One X on AT&T has been more of an ignored step-child device than Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, which has at least been running a Jelly Bean build for some time now and even sports Android 4.2.2 after a recent update. Unfortunately for One X users, they have been stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich since they bought the device, with no real word from AT&T and watching as mid-range device after mid-range device received Android 4.1+ updates. 

Finally, the wait is over. AT&T announced that owners of the One X can expect Android 4.1 to begin rolling out to their phones starting this morning. Of course, AT&T goes over the benefits of what Android 4.1 brings to a device (Google Now, expandable notifications, etc.), but now begins the uphill battle for One X owners to want Android 4.2.2.

What can I say, it’s a never ending vicious cycle.

Via: AT&T

  • SemahjLam

    god that is a sexy phone

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  • dcdttu

    This is why I was not a fan of HTC’s decision to release the One X+ – more hardware means early adopters of the original X were going to be pushed waaaay back in the update cycle. It’s unfortunate that hardware manufacturers think a hardware spec bump really matters.

  • i was so upset because of how long they took. and today is probably the only day i chose to not check my system update . . . and here it is :0) .

  • iceburgh

    I heard the announcement was taken down. Read it over at Android Police’s site

  • Ryan Starr

    I can’t find anything on their website or the posted link. I hope it wasn’t taken down for being a mistake!

  • Austin

    Great now the one X is more up to date then my Optimus g

  • Rel

    At&t blog was taken down

    • Ryan Starr

      I noticed that as well….

      • Aaron

        They just updated it again, it’s back up.

  • Elise Vialpando

    I’m in Utah and I checked at around 10 this morning no dice. Am I missing something?

  • Stevedub40

    Wow, I had no idea. I definitely feel for these ATT One X owners. That is just plain ridiculous.

    • LionStone

      The phone is only 10 months old, it’s not that bad.

      • El Big CHRIS

        True but hasn’t the 2 versions of JB been out for the same amount of time if not longer? OEMs and the carriers have no excuses

      • Shaun Hardey

        No but being the first phone to come out the market with ICS means a lot more than the shallow reading you dug upon.

        • LionStone

          “shallow reading you dug upon”?? What are you talking about? I only pointed out a fact.

  • Ian Dunn

    Maybe the droid incredible 4g won’t be far behind. HTC hasn’t been to fast with OTAs over the past year.

    • HTC has been basically non-existant in the OTA department untill here recently.

  • Tony

    We need all of these phones updated. When almost half of Android devices are still running Gingerbread it is a terrible thing. It is ruining Android’s image to consumers. Android has now lost market share two months in a row according to ComScore. I think people are getting turned off by these phones running 3 year old OSs. Google needs to do something to fix this yesterday.

    • what you want google to do?? threaten carriers. google provide the software its the OEM job to talk to the carriers

      • Tony

        I want them to “close” Android down to some extent. Make a program where Android will be given away for free, like it is today, but that OEMs must agree to certain stipulations such as timely updates. As for the carriers I think its amazing that you think Google is totally helpless yet Apple has no problem getting their updates pushed day one on all carriers to devices that are nearly 3 years old. Sure certain features will have to be disabled for older phones because of hardware restrictions but this idea that you are pushing where Google is just a helpless little company with no influence over companies and carriers that use their products is laughable.

        • droidrazredge

          Yea I wondered about this myself. If apple can force carriers to update the iphone day one, why can’t Google. I then realized it could be due to the fact that certain carriers like to add their own bloatware to the Google OS, while Apple does not allow this. Their is virtually zero bloatware on the iOS from carriers. Maybe Google can hammer down on the bloatware that carriers put into the OS like Apple does ? The other thing I think Google can’t help or change is that Android is really fragmented. They have numerous manufactures of Android phones with their own specs, tweaks, and bloatware itself. They makes it so even if Google releases an update on day one, due to all this fragmentation it will never get to our devices on day one unless we have a Nexus that comes from Google. This is another reason why I think apple can also get updates day one since their is only one iphone with one type of specs.

          • truthfulnerd

            You don’t get it. With the iPhone, APPLE updates it, not the carrier. Like Google is with the Nexus, only Google manages updates, not carriers.

          • droidrazredge

            I do get it. I’m not sure if you get the point I was making. Since you brought up the Nexus lets discuss that. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus as we know, it is a “Google” Phone since it is a Nexus right ? If that is the case it should be updated before all other “manufacturers” and “carriers”. So if that is indeed the case and Google manages updates and not carriers why is the Verizon Galaxy Nexus just getting the update to 4.2.2 as of march 5th? Let’s compare this to the other carrier phones where owners of GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus began receiving updates to Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” in February and Sprint’s version of the device has been on 4.2.1 since January. But Verizon’s version has been stuck on Android 4.1.1 since the last time it received any kind of official update, way back in September 2012. That’s at least six months of no updates. If this is a Google Phone, and I know the Nexus 4 is out, but it should have been on 4.2.2 because Android devices with the “Nexus” designation are considered Google’s flagship handsets. As such, they’re generally the first to be upgraded to the most recent version of the OS. The only Galaxy Nexus truly that was up to date was the GSM/HSPA+ one . This is why people are getting fed up with Android and one of the good things about Apple that Android people can’t knock. When you get an Android Phone by the time you leave the store you know it’ll probably be already outdated and loose support kind of like the HTC Rezound and various other HTC phones, but with Apple you know you’ll have the latest OS, maybe some features like Siri won’t be on your phone but at least you’ll always have the latest iphone OS, that is something that can’t be said about Android as even a Google Nexus is not really kept up to date. Google needs to pressure more carries to include less bloatware and have less influence on testing as they do as I was saying earlier. That’s still strange though as Galaxy Nexus is supposed to be “stock” android. Maybe that’s why Verizon did not get the latest Google Flagship Phone the Nexus 4.

        • Dain Laguna

          to be fair, i understand why certain devices dont get updated as quickly, given that they dont run stock android. but a nexus device? no excuse. let google deal with it.

        • Guest


    • Google did do something. They released a Nexus for $300. Course, they didn’t do that ‘release’ part very well…