HTC Will Prioritize Devices Launched in 2012 to Receive Android 4.1 Update, Says Sorry to Devices With 512MB of RAM

HTC has updated their device FAQ for anyone looking to find information on when and if their device will receive Jelly Bean. Long story short, HTC has made it clear that in general, devices with 512MB of RAM or less will more than likely not receive Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, that probably goes for you too Thunderbolt owners, even with your 768MB of RAM. Other devices from HTC that are equipped with just 512MB of RAM are the One V and Desire C.

We work hard to ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience and therefore some products will remain at their current version of Android. In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we’ll provide updated information.

As for which devices will definitely get JB, HTC says they are prioritizing the update for the devices that were launched in 2012, then working their way back. The company has quite the portfolio to work through, and as you most likely already guessed, it could take quite some time before we see updates go live for the Rezound, EVO 3D, and other once-flagship devices.  (more…)

HTC Allowing Unlock Of HTC EVO 3D – Where Are You, Moto?

Users can now use the HTC site to unlock their HTC EVO 3D. Usually you would not hear us say this but, “This isn’t fair!” Motorola needs to be looking at this and start taking some serious notes. Looks like we were right about our previous assumption that the EVO 3D would be next, followed by T-Mobiles U.S. Sensation 4G. Lucky, punks.

At the first sign of a Verizon HTC device being unlocked, you will all be the first to know, and we will have a wonderful celebration. Anybody here own an EVO 3D? Time to unlock the beast?


Cheers Dave!

HTC Begins Unlocking Bootloaders, Starts With European HTC Sensation

Looks like HTC has become everyone’s favorite manufacturer starting today. They have begun the unlocking process for their devices, beginning with the European Sensation. Looking at their site, it looks as though we can maybe expect the HTC Evo 3D on Sprint next, followed by the Sensation 4G for T-Mobile? No Verizon love yet? Guess we will have to show a bit more patience.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Interested in 3D on your Android smartphone yet?

For some reason, device manufacturers decided that 3D technology in smartphones is the new hotness, but we’re wondering how many of you are actually excited about it?  We now have 3D devices from LG and HTC (both phones and tablets) on the way this summer, all of which look like phenomenal devices on paper.  But from the responses we’re getting on Twitter though, the idea of having 3D technology on your phone or tablet isn’t overwhelmingly in favor.  Is this something you have to have in your next device?  Is it one giant gimmick?  We asked about this back in January; view the results here.  Let’s see if anyone has changed their mind.

Interested in 3D technology on a mobile device?

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