Android Central is reporting that Android Jelly Bean has begun rolling out to HTC One X handsets in Asia and Europe. Thanks to the way HTC distributes its software – according to CID number rather than region – there’s no major pattern or indication of when UK customers might start getting it.
Apparently phones of a certain CID supplied to Taiwan operators started receiving the update over the weekend. However, other CID numbers that have also seen distribution in Taiwan haven’t received the update yet.
The important news is that HTC has confirmed the HTC One X Jelly Bean update is “rolling out now.”
Owners of the HTC One X have been awaiting Android Jelly Bean since its launch in June. HTC confirmed that a Jelly Bean update would be coming to the HTC One range, including the HTC One X and HTC One S, around a month later at the end of July.
HTC’s work on a Jelly Bean update has been complicated – as always – by its own heavily customised Sense UI skin which has sat on top of the Android OS for a number of years, providing differentiation for the Taiwanese manufacturer’s handsets in a crowded Android market.
We saw the product of HTC’s work on Jelly Bean at the beginning of October when it launched the HTC One X , a subtly enhanced version of the original HTC One X. Alongside an improved CPU, superior battery and boosted internal storage, the HTC One X also debuted Sense 4 sat atop Android Jelly Bean.
We’ve been waiting (im)patiently for the new OS and UI combo to make its way over to the genetically similar HTC One X, and here it is almost a month later.
Our HTC One X isn’t showing the update as available just yet, but we recommend keeping your eyes glued to your handsets for this exciting update, which should provide a slicker, smoother Android experience.