HTC confirms Jelly Bean for One X, One S and One XL incoming

HTC has confirmed plans to update three of its flagship smartphones to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with the HTC One X, One S and One XL all to get upgrades to the newest version. "We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google's latest version of Android" HTC told SlashGear this morning. "At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean."

Timing for the upgrade is not confirmed at this stage, with HTC apparently still working on things behind the scenes. "Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean" the company told us.

Some of the surprise element of the update confirmation has been pulled, given indications of HTC's plans already emerged earlier in the week. Australian carrier Telstra was spotted promising Jelly Bean in the pipeline for the HTC One S and One XL, though at the time there was no mention of the One X flagship.

We're checking with HTC to see if it can share more specifics on timescales for European and North American variants of the One Series updates, and will update if we hear more. More details on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in our full review.

Update: An HTC spokesperson tells us that the update "is for all versions worldwide, including the carrier-specific versions in the U.S."