Android updates for HTC One and Sony Xperia

HTC jumps to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sony Xperia mobiles upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC

HTC One X

The HTC One X will soon be full of beans

It’s good news for flagship-owning HTC One X and HTC One S people.

HTC has the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the pipeline for these Android phones.

There’s a little confusion on exactly when the update will be pushed out as initially HTC said November/December, but it has also mentioned October, which is now! Either way expect Android 4.1 before 2013!

More good news for these HTC handset owners is that, as part of the update, they will also receive the latest HTC Sense 4+ interface. This is part of the newest HTC One X+ phone with a few tweaks to the visuals and features.

Sony Xperia

It'll look even better with Android 4.0 running on there

It'll look even better with Android 4.0 running on there

Helping Sony shake off its reputation for being a little slack with Android updates, it has announced Android 4.0 ICS updates for a number of its current Android 2.3 Gingerbread running handsets.

These includes the budget Sony Xperia U, the rugged Sony Xperia Go and the compact Sony Xperia Sola.

These join the Xperia S, the Xperia P and the new Xperia T running Android 4.0 ICS.

We’re told that people with unlocked handsets (network free) will receive the update this week, so if your handset is part of a contract then the update will take a little longer – as it needs network approval first.

An interesting part of the update, that’s going to be useful for winter, is the “glove” mode, which not surprisingly makes the phone easier to use while wearing gloves – keeping your digits toasty.

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