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Will Android 4.1 Jelly Bean finally come to HTC One X & One S this month?

HTC yesterday took the wraps off the latest smartphone in its One family of devices, but tucked away in the announcement of the HTC One X+ was the news that two of its older One smartphones will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean this month.

The Taiwanese smartphone giant confirmed that its HTC One S and HTC One X will get Jelly Bean at some point this month, an upgrade it first promised in July. Timing was not released, but these Android updates are usually dependent on the carrier - in the UK, both devices are available through most major networks, including Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, and Three.

The One X boasts an expansive, 4.7in, 1280 x 720 pixel, non-reflective display and is one of our top alternatives to the iPhone 5, while the mid-range HTC One S sports a 4.3in, 960 x 540-pixel display.

News of the new HTC One X+ was first revealed via a recent O2 catalogue, and it's arguably the manufacturer's most impressive specimen to date, featuring a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that clocks at a powerhouse 1.7GHz, and arrives pre-loaded with Jelly Bean.

Stats released yesterday show that only about 1.8 per cent of Android-based devices are currently running Jelly Bean, though that's up slightly from the 1.2 per cent it had last month. Gingerbread is still the most popular version with about 56 per cent of the market.