The HTC One SV was announced in December last year, and while it’s a pretty decent midranger with the added benefit of LTE support, it has so far had a pretty big flaw – running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While we’re pretty much used to this version of Google’s mobile operating system showing up on low-end devices, the SV really should have launched running a newer software iteration.
Thankfully though, HTC has decided to rectify that and make things better for One SV owners. Apparently, an update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the SV is now rolling out in France. There’s just one source for this report right now, but the myriad of screenshots provided seem like too much work just to fake something like this. At least to us.
So, if this updated software is indeed making its way to France, you should probably expect it in the rest of Europe in the following days or weeks. As for versions of the One SV sold by certain US carriers, the update in those cases may take a while to arrive, as it will have to go through the usual carrier testing phase.
Back in France, HTC Sense 4+ makes an appearance in this update too. No Sense 5 unfortunately, but perhaps that’s to be expected since the One SV isn’t a high-end handset. The update is around 378 MB in size, and after applying it you’ll be running software version 2.14.401.2.
Google Now, a new notification area, and an updated Gallery up are all inside. Thanks to Project Butter, the overall experience is much improved and using your phone will be much smoother.
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