The Ice Cream Sandwich update was promised to a number of HTC smartphones. Yet the real picture is that not all of them will get them. Other than that, it’s yet unclear when the rest of the phones will get them, if they ever do. Time will show; this is the motto we should stick to in this case. But Google has already announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and the manufacturers should hurry to complete upgrading their devices to Android 4.1. Completing doesn’t mean all available smartphones will receive the update. It simply means the company should announce the list of handsets upgradable to newer versions. It’s a matter of hardware, so I guess HTC’s announcement made yesterday was at the right time.
The HTC One X and One V have been already confirmed for the update, and other high-end and mid-range devices launched this year seem to be in the list as well. But what about the low-end smartphones? It turns out the phones sporting 512MB of RAM are not able to work with JB effectively. So owners of the HTC One V and Desire C can forget about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, as they will stay with the current version of Android.
So the exact list is yet not announced but at least now we know that at least two devices won’t get the desired update.