HTC One V and Desire C will not get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS was announced back in June but it is yet to reach a majority of the smartphone eligible for the upgrade from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


And HTC is one of the OEMs which has been much vocal about the upgrades for its devices while HTC One X is already receiving the upgrade in some regions. And today HTC has published an update on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and FAQs.

The company has revealed that apart from the HTC One X and One S which will indeed get the upgrade, it is working hard to identify which smartphones from its 2012 portfolio are eligible for the upgrade. But two smartphones from the 2012-devices’ list have been left.
HTC has announced that the HTC One V and Desire C are the unlucky ones which will remain on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS only as they arrive with 512 MB RAM which, the company feels is apparently a barrier to run JB and HTC Sense.
The company has also revealed that while once it is done with reviewing the JB upgrade for 2012-smartphones, it’ll shift its focus on the 2011-smartphones though many are automatically not eligible due to the 512 MB RAM barrier. But HTC Sensation, which arrives with a 768 MB RAM on-board could have some luck.