HTC's global One S gets Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Still no word on the U.S. version though.

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Android 4.1.1, also known as Jelly Bean, will finally make its way to some global versions of the HTC One S.

It's still unclear when the U.S. version of the One S, sold by T-Mobile USA, will get the update. PocketNow was the first to pick up on the new software release.

HTC phones have been slow to get the latest version of Android, partly because the company has chosen to heavily customize its products with the Sense skin, which adds a layer of complexity to future software upgrades. In addition, the updates must be approved by the carriers, further slowing the process down.

HTC had promised an update as early as July, but is apparently only getting around to sending it out now.

The update also brings Sense 4+, a enhanced version of the HTC skin seen in newer flagship devices such as the Droid DNA.

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Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of breaking news for CNET News. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. He's a devoted Trojan alum and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

 

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