If you ask us, the HTC One X is the Android phone to own. It’s sleek, sexy and powerful. That said, we certainly understand the apprehension of some people over the One X’s skinned HTC Sense interface, an interface that as well designed (according to HTC) as it is, still results in delayed updates. Such is the basis for arguing for Nexus branded devices. Reiterating this point was Google’s list of officially supported Jelly Bean devices getting the update in the coming weeks: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G and Motorola Xoom.
The Galaxy Nexus has already seen a leaked Jelly Bean ROM hit the interwebs. We’ve tried it. Liked it. Loved it. But what about that awesome One X? The skinned HTC Sense UI puts it in the “Hurry up and wait” territory as far as updates go. It will quite honestly (likely) be ~4 months before HTC gets around to pushing Jelly Bean out officially.
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait for HTC. The talented hackers at XDA have already ported the aforementioned leaked Jelly Bean ROM to the (quad-core) HTC One X. Some things (like WiFi, camera, audio/video) obviously don’t work yet. But in true enthusiast community fashion, updates will come fast and furious daily, meaning that by the end of the week, your One X could very well be running a near-final Jelly Bean ROM that meats or exceeds even Google’s own release in terms of features/performance.