HTC One X Android Jelly Bean update hits UK

HTC One X owners in the UK are now starting to get the Android Jelly Bean update for their handsets.

As reported on the XDA Developer forums, various HTC One X users around the globe are claiming to have started receiving the Android 4.1 update.

Back in October we reported that HTC had begun rolling out a software update that would bring the HTC One X’s core operating system up to Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. This initial roll-out only seemed to hit parts of Asia at the time – specifically Taiwan and Singapore.

Now, however, the Jelly Bean update is spreading across the globe. A report on HTCsource claims that unlocked handsets in India, Argentina, Russia, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Sri Lanka – and yes, the UK too – have started receiving the new OS.

If you haven’t received notification of the update on your HTC One X yet, go into Settings > About > Software updates > Check now. That should give the HTC servers a nudge.

As we’ve mentioned, though, only unlocked handsets appear to be receiving the update at this point. We checked on our Vodafone-issued HTC One X and there was no sign of the update. This is, unfortunately, typical of Android updates, where operators like to test the files themselves to make sure they work well with their own custom software tweaks before allowing the updates out to their customers.

For those that do manage to initiate the update, be warned that it’s a pretty hefty file. After an initial 1.6MB installation file you’ll be faced with the main deal – a whopping 364.54MB download.

Let us know in the comments box below whether you’ve received the update, and if so, how does it handle? Alternatively, you can always take to our Twitter or Facebook feeds to give us your thoughts.

More Mobile Phone News >

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor