The folks from HTC and T-Mobile have a little gift coming soon for those HTC One S smartphone owners. Earlier this week we reported the international HTC One S was finally starting to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates, and now we can confirm HTC and T-Mobile are in the final testing stages of the same update for their own customers.
According to the guys at TmoNews HTC is sending out requests and invites for certain exclusive users and VIP members to get early access of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for their HTC One S. This is essentially a beta test or “soak test” as we call it these days, and hopefully it will be rolling out for all users soon.
These beta tests are usually the final stage of testing, and as long as everything goes well we can expect Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to hit all T-Mobile One S phones within the next 2-3 weeks. Sometimes these things take time, but we’re hopeful considering the One X has already seen the same update in multiple regions without a hiccup.
There’s no official word on how long this will take HTC and T-Mobile, but this is certainly a good sign. Users will be enjoying Jelly Bean’s expandable notifications, faster user interface and our favorite, Google Now, in no time flat. We’ll update if we learn more on this VIP testing, and stay tuned for details when the actual update is ready to rock for all those usual T-Mobile customers.