We have good news for you if you are the owner of the HTC One S or HTC One X, and have been waiting for the update to Android Jellybean. After some weeks of eager anticipation, the update to version 4.1 of the Google owned operating system has now been released globally by HTC, so there is no more waiting for your network to provide the update. A handful of countries have already received an update, but users in many markets have been left frustrated by the delay of the rollout of the update.
By now, most HTC One X owners should have received a notification that an update to the operating system is available for download. If not, you can check manually for an update by opening the settings menu, and select software updates, and finally check now.
Before you begin to install the new software, we suggest you connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network as this will help preserve your monthly data allowance, as the 365 MB downloadable file would make a serious dent if you have 500 MB of monthly data on your contract for example.
When you have downloaded and installed the software, you will immediately notice number of aesthetic differences to the previous Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich interface. Aside from aesthetic differences though, the main purpose of this update is to improve performance, and this is certainly noticeable. As a result of ‘project butter’, the interface will be noticeably faster and smoother, as it makes more efficient use of the handset’s 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. The update also brings several new features to the platform including Google Now. Changes have also been made to the onscreen qwerty keyboard and a number of native menus. The face unlock feature which was first seen on the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the software has also be improved, and is now more accurate than before. The top HTC One X Special Offers and HTC One S Price Comparison can be found on our website.
If you have updated your HTC One X to the new operating system, let us know your thoughts on the new features with a comment below.