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Published on February 9th, 2013 | by Gary Johnson

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HTC One X Jelly Bean update AT&T still MIA

A few days ago we told you the great news that the UK carrier Three had pushed-out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the HTC One X, this is great news for Three customers, but our US readers who own this device on AT&T’s network won’t be best pleased as they are still running the dated Gingerbread OS.

From what we can tell AT&T will have received the update from HTC and will have their own team of developers working on customizing the OS, this process shouldn’t take too long as it just involves adding AT&T branding and customizations along with thorough testing – so what’s with the delay?

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Sadly AT&T won’t give us any info on the matter, why they can’t just admit there’s a problem which they’re still working on is beyond me, instead we see AT&T Twitter feed and forums being hounded by lots of unhappy customers. This comments sums up the situation:

Today is the 8th. Just checked. No updates available as I assumed. I heard they will release the update next Friday, from a guy standing by the AT&T store yesterday. No, wait, now I a guy at Walmart is telling me it will be released tomorrow. I will confirm this with my gas station attendant, he should know. He sells phone cases.

As you can see it suggests that the update could go live on Friday 15th of February, others have jokingly said that it will arrive on the 30th of this month (a date that doesn’t exist) – we like the sound of the mid February launch, but we won’t take it too seriously!

So what are your view on the matter? Should HTC stop customizing their Android OS builds so that updates can be pushed-out by carriers sooner? Should AT&T be more vocal on Twitter about the reasons for the delay? Should people stop getting so worked up about a phone update? Let us know in the comments section below…

What Android 4.1 Jelly Bean feature / enhancement are you looking forward to the most?

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has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.



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