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HTC One X Handsets In Europe To Get Android 4.2 Update In Summer

News   •   Jul 01, 2013 11:47 BST

Following the release of the HTC One earlier this year, the Taiwanese manufacturer has seen a reversal in its fortunes, following a widely reported period of the loss of much of its market share and falling revenues due to increasingly popular competition from rival smartphone manufacturers. The success of the HTC One has seen millions of sales along with a reputation as one of the most impressive smartphone models available.

Before HTC launched its latest flagship model, its previous flagship was the HTC One X. When the phone hit the market last year, it was one of the most advanced models available, and even by the standards of many newer devices it still packs a very impressive spec list. Key features of the HTC One X include a 4.7 inch LCD display, Beats Audio, 8 megapixel camera and was one of the first smartphones to sport a quad-core processor, which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was originally the operating system of choice for the HTC One, but this was updated to Android 4.1.1 Jellybean, a while after it hit the market.

There has recently been mounting speculation about a further software update for the HTC One X, bringing the latest Android 4.2 Jellybean instalment of the Google owned platform to the handset. In recent months, opinions have been divided as to whether or not this update will be rolled out to the HTC One X, or whether it will be reserved for later models. However, GottaBeMobile reports that new information has suggested that it is likely that the handset will receive an update to Android 4.2 Jellybean, and HTC Sense 5.0 UI, the latest instalment of the company's custom Android interface showcased on the HTC One. Details on the Android 4.2 update for the HTC One X can be found on our website, with the UK's cheapest HTC One X contract offers.

The website reports that unlocked HTC One X handsets in Europe are likely to receive the update in July or August, and will then be followed by HTC One X handsets which are locked to specific networks, following testing and approval. As with most operating system updates, the HTC One X will be treated to a handful of brand new features, along with all the usual performance and stability optimisations, and bug fixes.

Although HTC has not officially commented on the availability of this update for the HTC One X, it is not the first evidence pointing to the update being rolled out to the phone in the near future. When more official information is revealed, we will of course keep you updated.