No Jelly Bean update for HTC devices with 512MB of RAM
HTC handsets with 512MB of RAM will not be getting updated to Android Jelly Bean, the company has confirmed
Got a HTC handset with 512MB of RAM inside it? Then we have some bad news: it won’t be getting updated to Android Jelly Bean.
HTC confirmed the new Jelly Bean standards via its Android 4.1 FAQs, confirming that devices like the HTC One V and the Desire C will not be receiving the Jelly Bean update.
‘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.’
It added: ‘at present, these devices include the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we'll provide updated information.’
HTC will soon update its One X and One S handsets to Android 4.1, bringing Google’s Project Butter and Google Now into the mix. An update for Android 4.2 is expected to land sometime in Q1 2013.
On the subject of why it’s taken so long for HTC to update its current flagships, the company had the following to say:
‘Our goal is to make sure that an upgrade provides an improved customer experience and that means a high standard of quality for hardware compatibility, adapting device or carrier specific customizations, testing by HTC and partners, addressing device hardware constraints, and many other factors.’