Australian mobile service provider Telstra seems to know something we don’t about HTC’s Jelly Bean-related plans. On their software update page, they’ve got the HTC One XL (the international version of the One X) and the One S listed as soon-to-be recipients of the Jelly Bean OS.
In the status column for both smartphones, they say, “HTC is preparing an update but is yet to confirm the date it will be submitted for Telstra testing.” The expected delivery date is still listed as “TBC,” presumably short for To Be Confirmed. If their information is accurate, we’ll likely see the Jelly Bean update on all One Xs and OneSs around the world in the next few months.
Telstra has traditionally been pretty middle-of-the-pack as far as the timeliness of their updates. Other providers, particularly stateside ones, may be getting the Jelly Bean update for HTC devices even earlier than Telstra. If you look at the rest of that software update page, you’ll see that Telstra’s Galaxy Nexuses don’t have Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 until later this month, which puts them a bit behind some other providers.