Jelly Bean on One X – Finally!

HTC One X

After what seems like an eternity since the announcement that HTC would be updating the One X to Jelly Bean, and after a couple of months seeing it happen in other parts of the world, HTC finally got around yesterday to releasing the update to UK users, myself included.

“Been a long time coming” according to Fudzilla, and I’d tend to agree!

This initial update is for phones that aren’t network locked – it will depend now on network when others get the update (obviously, Orange et al. will need time to add their own software, themes and the like) – and you may have to do a manual update check if you didn’t get the update yet. As usual, the update comes in two parts – a small (1.5mb) pre-update, which is then followed by a bigger (~400mb) OS update.

Initial impressions are unsurprising, given that we’ve seen Jelly Bean on many other devices at this point, but it’s definitely a good progression for the One X. Personally I’ve often felt that the UI experience with ICS has always been a little disappointing on the device, given its powerful processor and RAM profile, and this has been addressed to a reasonable extent in the update. It still lags a little in places (orientation changes still aren’t as smooth as I’d like) but it’s definitely better. Coupled with the myriad small UI updates that Jelly Bean brings, this update has made my One X that little bit better – just in time for Christmas!

Had your update yet? Let me know in the comments!

 

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