The HTC One X+ was recently spotted in a brochure for UK network O2 along with a list of its key specifications. This confirms that the handset will run Android Jellybean as standard, which is further fuelling speculation as to when this operating system will roll out to existing HTC handsets like the One X and One S.
Owners of the One X (HTC’s current Android flagship smartphone) and One S (the mid-range handset of the series) have for weeks now been left wondering whether they will receive an update to Android’s latest Jellybean software. It has been confirmed that this will happen at some point in October, although no exact date has been released.
Both handsets boast some impressive hardware credentials, and with an update to the latest version of the Android operating system, users can expect a number of welcome changes to the software. Users will notice that the interface itself is much faster and more fluid, and new features will be added such as a new version of the HTC Watch which will allow all video content to be viewed on a single hub. Furthermore, the new self portrait mode will be introduced to the front facing camera.
A new version of HTC Sense will also be introduced alongside the Jellybean update. Sense is the manufacturers’ custom Android interface, and users will notice that version 4+ will bring further customisation options and improved integration of existing Sense and Android apps.
The HTC One X is still one of the top selling smartphones in the UK despite increasing competition from the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3. Once the handset receives the update to Android Jellybean, the handset is likely to get a new level of appeal. Additionally, once the HTC One X+ gets released, it is likely that the HTC One X and One S models are likely to reduce in price, as has been the case with previous iPhone models along the recent launch of the iPhone 5.