The 2012 flagship of HTC, i.e., the HTC One X is in line for the Android 4.2.2 update in July, as understood from a Twitter discussion between the company’s France ambassador Yves Wi and an insider @LlabTooFeR. The discussion also notes there is no information as yet for the One S update.
The HTC One, the manufacturer’s current flagship, which debuted with the Android 4.1.2 version, will be upgraded to the latest Android iteration before the HTC One X gets its turn. The HTC One X, which made its 2012 debut with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version has already gone through an official upgrade to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version. The Samsung Galaxy S4, the hot rival of HTC One, runs on Android 4.2.2.
It appears as if HTC is trying to keep pace with Samsung, which has a good track record for keeping its older handsets up-to-date. The Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are expecting the same upgrade sooner or later after their June schedule was postponed. In this context, HTC’s July update-schedule won’t push it too far behind.
The One X update is likely to bring some of the features of the One, such as improvements to the Sense 5 user interface, the ability to store app icons in the App Drawer and clearing the App Dock completely. Some of the touted features of HTC One’s Sense 5 UI include BlinkFeed, Beats Audio and Zoe.
HTC is also launching a HTC One Mini to take on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini shortly. Rumors also point to an Android 4.3 upgrade for HTC One X at some point this year. Well, all of the aforementioned info is not official, but just a heads up to anticipate HTC’s official announcement anytime.