Jelly Bean Update: HTC One V and Desire C will not get Android 4.1

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Jelly Bean Update: HTC One V and Desire C will not get Android 4.1

While HTC One series has already tasted the success wave with the outselling figures across the world, hence now all the HTC One series owners are waiting for the news of the release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their HTC smartphones. 

However, amid the wait, a bad news has come for HTC One V and HTC Desire C owners. The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has recently published some additional details about its upcoming updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on its FAQ page and it says that smartphones having 512 MB RAM or less will not “generally” be updated to Jelly Bean. That means Desire C and the One V directly fall into that category and will be stuck on Android 4.0 everlastingly. 

Further, HTC also informed that the company is prioritizing One X and One S devices to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Once the update is released for the high-end smartphones, HTC will take up the next step to update Jelly Bean on other devices launched in 2012. Following that for 2011 devices, HTC says it’ll see if it’s doable after the evaluation for all the 2012 devices wraps up. 

Whatever may be the case but the news on no Jelly Bean update for Desire C and One V, has left many owners disappointed. 

Why No Jelly Bean Update for Desire C and One V?

Tech experts believe, that 512 MB of RAM requirement has nothing to do with Jelly Bean, since it runs perfectly well on the Samsung Nexus S. Instead the major issue is about HTC Sense. According to UnwiredView reports, “Clearly, the ‘improvements’ that HTC has made to stock Android take such a big toll on memory, that the company can’t ensure a smooth enough experience with just 512 MB of RAM.

Which probably means that even in Ice Cream Sandwich, 512 MB of RAM was barely enough. Then, one could ask HTC why it decided to launch such a device at all, and not put in some additional memory before release.” 

The report further notes, obviously, Desire C is an outdated handset as compared to the current market dominators, and software support for that category of Android devices has always been pretty horrible, regardless of manufacturer. But the One V is part of HTC’s One line of smartphones – sure, it may be the lowest-end of the trio, but it’s still a decent mid range in terms of specs. Furthermore, it was launched alongside the One X and One S which will both be getting updated to Android 4.1.

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