It's official folks, HTC is the first third-party manufacturer with what one might call a 'bleeding edge' smartphone on the market, to confirm that it will indeed be delivering Google's Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' OS to some of its line-up, more specifically, the HTC One XL and One S.
We say official, however this news comes from Australian network, Telstra, who, along with HTC, does have a bit of a reputation for leading users on. Currently the firm is claiming that "HTC is preparing an update but is yet to confirm the date it will be submitted for Telstra testing."
For owners of the Tegra 3-based One X (that includes the UK), there's no need to jump the flame gun, as the device's absence from the list is simply due to the fact that Telstra doesn't offer this variant and, it's more than likely that HTC is working on a Jelly Bean update for the One X as well.
This announcement was perhaps made possible by the recent finalisation of the Android 4.1 SDK, which, whilst being available to developers since the Google I/O press conference, had yet to be finalised and made suitable for release.
There's still no word yet from Samsung, who stated that it would be "reviewing the possibility of implementation", though there are some rumours suggesting a fourth quarter release, we can imagine Samsung having a tough time meshing some of its GALAXY-specific features with some of Android 4.1's latest offerings, a union which is vital for the overall image of the S3, which claims a seamless meshing of software and hardware.
EDIT: HTC has now officially confirmed the matter, including for the One X.