News by Andrew Kameka on Monday November 12, 2012.
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HTC will not upgrade phones that have 512MB or less RAM to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Taiwanese manufacturer revised its Jelly Bean information page to confirm that devices with low RAM levels would not meet the minimum requirements to be upgraded. While the change in technology is unsurprising given that low memory was the culprit for previous decisions not to update HTC phones to Android 2.2 or 4.0, it provides definitive proof that HTC will not deliver Android 4.1 to the HTC One V nor the HTC Desire C.
HTC updated its Frequently Asked Questions page to include the following clarification:
In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. At present, these devices include the HTC One V and the HTC Desire C.
The Desire One V is on the lower end of HTC's three-tier smartphone models, so there's little wonder that company has elected not to upgrade the device. HTC maintains that the One X and One S will be updated, but precise dates for markets and variants like the HTC EVO 4G LTE have yet to be announced.source: HTC, via: Android and Me
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