Although we are almost nine months since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released, the updating process on most high-end and mid-range devices has been frustratingly slow, to say the least. Every major manufacturer still has at least a couple of important gadgets not officially running ICS, which is why most of us were surprised to see Jelly Bean released already.
As expected, the updating process for Android 4.1 JB is itself shaping out to be slow and painful, and for now, we only have the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 tablet officially running Jelly Bean.
Fortunately, we seem to be getting some rather optimistic signals from OEMs about Jelly Bean updates [...]
While no Android OEM has been particularly good with upgrades, HTC has been one of the best manufacturers when it comes to rolling out the latest Android versions as quickly as possible and on as many devices as possible.
The only other manufacturer that I can think of that may have been better than HTC is Asus, but Asus only has a few products on the market, and it started on the new Android 3.0/4.0 codebase, which made upgrades a lot easier. This is why we’ve seen Asus upgrade their Honeycomb tablets within two months of the ICS release, while all the others took six months or so to come out with either new ICS devices or upgrades for the older [...]
Seems like the Australian mobile carrier Telstra is beefing up its LTE-phone catalog.
Right after bringing in the HTC Titan 4G Windows phone, Telstra is now offering the HTC One XL up for pre-order on its website. The One XL is the LTE version of the HTC One X, one of the best smartphone released this year, and some say (S3 fans, cover your ears), the absolute best.
Telstra is trying to make the launch of the One XL more enticing by offering a free pair of Beats Solo headphones. However, to snag the headphones, you will need to get the HTC One XL through the carrier’s Freedom Connect Plan for 24 months. The headphones are valued at $279, so this appears [...]
The HTC One X has been selling briskly around the world, with the LTE version of the device just recently coming to the US with AT&T, with a variation of the device, the EVO 4G LTE going on sale soon with Sprint. Of course, the phone would sell better if it weren’t for import bans. Anyway, it looks like the LTE version of the HTC flagship device will soon be ready for sale in Europe as well.
In a joint press conference, HTC and Vodafone Germany announced the launch of the HTC One XL LTE. While there are two color options for the device, white and black, in an odd twist, Vodafone Germany will be featuring only the black One XL in its LTE lineup. HTC announced [...]