Looking Back at Google I/O with HTCDev

The last month has been quite a whirlwind for the HTCdev team.  Just a few weeks ago we attended the Windows Phone Developer Summit in San Francisco, and last week we were back in the city by the bay; this time for Google I/O.

Google’s biggest developer event, Google I/O is where they showcase their latest technologies and announce any new products.  Among the developers attending, Android has always been, perhaps, the most popular topic.  This year was no different, with the opening keynote announcing Android 4.1, nicknamed Jelly Bean.

Google I/O is always a great time for meeting and networking.  From the after-hours party with our friends from Sphero  (creators of everyone’s favorite Android-controlled robot ball) to meeting up with several developers from HTC elevate, we had plenty of time to talk about the news of the event and what it means for HTC and developers worldwide.

The HTCdev team is extremely excited about Jelly Bean and the new additions that have been added to Android’s SDK.  The advancements made by Android over the last few years, since the 2008 launch of the first Android smartphone, the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), have been tremendous.

And we’re continuing to see Android evolve and mature.  When new advancements come to Android, we’re hard at work, continuing to deliver updates and new APIs to the HTC OpenSense SDK designed to improve the overall experience for Android developers creating apps that run great on HTC’s platform.

How about you?  After seeing everything announced at Google I/O, which of the new features of Jelly Bean are you most excited about and why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/augustotome Augusto Tomé

    Before i made any comments on Jelly Bean, it would be nice if i could at list try out the Ice Cream Sandwich, i hope try it in a few days, according to the timeline on this blog.

  • mikecousins

    Kind of hilarious seeing HTC talk about Jelly Bean.  They haven’t even pushed ICS yet.

    • ChuanTsay

      Wouldn’t that make everything hilarious? There are a lot of companies who are talking about JB when ICS hasn’t hit their devices. HTC is usually the quickest to push updates. 

      • mikecousins

        Until they release the same day Google does it’s far too slow.  I had a Desire and Desire HD, but now only Nexus devices will do.

      • abc905

        relatively HTC may be fast, but 7 months is defintly not to be considered fast.

  • http://twitter.com/alxalejandro393 Alex Esparza-Sandy

    This post was very interesting to read. Just one question, any news on the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s source code being released?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Hi Alex – we are working on that and hope to get that posted soon, thanks for the inquiry!

      • http://twitter.com/alxalejandro393 Alex Esparza-Sandy

        Good to hear, keep up the great work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070650214 Zebulon Ramcharan

    much luv… most of the phones i owned were HTC Android thanx for being my Techdealers I am officially hooked on your devices ever since I owned a G1 I knew android had the potential to be such a threat to Apple. and when Apple banned the One S it proved they were scared of HTC and Android. Now that you have aligned yourselves with Dr. Dre Beats audio. Time to realize that the iPhone is inferior

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Zebulon – great to hear from a happy customer! 🙂

      • abc905

        would you kindly hear from all the unhappy customers also?

        • Wishnu DM

          I don’t think so…I’m surprised she still has her photo in this thread…

  • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

    Only one wish. We already knew that HTC will not update Desire Z to ICS. At least HTC should give us ICS kernel source code. Let community do that for you.

  • Suhail Bushnag

    i’m excited about having “Google Now” and the voice commend 

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      I’m personally loving Google Now as well, very cool feature!

  • Havitoc Tee

    I’m excited and interested with new announcement, features of jelly bean google have made/developed. But in other hand, question to HTC, when can we get the latest android os, Don’t say about Jelly Bean, how about ICS? when can we taste it. 

  • nagakumar799

    Is there any update of JellyBean for HTC Sensation XL ???????????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaspermakkinje Jasper Makkinje

    Definitely Project Butter. The idea of finally being able to show all the iSheep that Android is now also faster than iOS sounds really great to me. However, one very important question remains: will we still notice Project Butter when Sense has been applied? I can only hope 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588783078 Guojian Miguel Joaquin Wu

    You want us to get excited? deliver updates (specially jellybean) faster or release One X (evita) source code so the developer community can fill the gap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=588783078 Guojian Miguel Joaquin Wu

    FYI, samsung has already released the s3 kernel source.  Now that’s caring about customers.  Your turn HTC.

  • Dhruv Maniktala

    Big HTC fan. My last 3 phones were HTC– yes I had the 8525 before it was HTC branded. I’m holding off on getting the One X till Jelly Bean is announced for the device. Can’t buy a phone without Google Now :). Please release JB update for One X soon or you’ll push me to iPhone 5 when it comes out (sad– i know).

  • http://www.facebook.com/irishdrumboy2 Brendan Shelton

    How about some Jelly Bean love for the HTC Vivid?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Stayed tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter account for info regarding device updates to Jelly Bean.

  • Encarna Garcia

    Great news, It would be great to see a list of phones that will be updated and when as you did with ICS (you did it too late in my opinion) so we know if HTC should be our next phone brand or not…

    PD: Proud owner of HTC evo 3d

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Hi Encarna – stayed tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter account for info regarding device updates to Jelly Bean.

      Nice, rockin’ the EVO 3D!! 😀

  • Felix Piavsky

    4.1 is cool, however how about releasing ICS for the desire s?
    the phone is very similar to the one v, the test-keys is out long time ago, and its mid July already

  • Pedro Morais

    Project Butter and Google Now… Looking forward to have both on my ONE S…

  • Tony ZhaoCheng Tan

    You want us to get excited? Deliver Jelly Bean updates faster or release One X (endeavor) source code so the XDA developer community can work to fill the gap!

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  • Rupak Mishra

    whats the minimum configuration for jelly bean ??????
    Is HTC Sensation XE 2715e update Jelly bean ?

    • abc905

      And android phone that runs android can run jelly bean. Its up to HTC’s whim whether we get it or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001378864018 Jose Barcenas

    will the htc sensation receive the JellyBean Update?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      stay tuned to the official HTC channels (facebook, twitter, etc) for any communications re: jellybean!

  • ali_1980_iran

      HTC please update DHD
    htc do it please
    htc is Liar ????

  • http://twitter.com/AqBlac Aquenous

    Does HTC Sensation qualify ro recieve Jelly Bean upgrade?

  • Evgeniy Savchuck

    update desire HD with ICS or JB!!!

  • Saurabh Tripathi

    How to get Jelly Bean for HTC one X ????? if someone can tell me

  • karthick raja

    It will be great, If HTC provides Jelly bean update for HTC Sensation XE

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaun.hollingworth Shaun Hollingworth

    You should sack YOUR dev team. They don’t deserve to be there. They can’t even get ICS or JB working properly on HTC desire HD. Or don’t want to more like. Strange that a device with the same spec and hardware is to be updated.

    H(orrible) T(iawanese) C(ompany) for conning we DHD owners like this.

    HTC dev team will probably be out of a job soon anyway when HTC goes bust.

    • abc905

      Marketing team too, for sometimes spewing such lies.

  • Wishnu DM

    I want to know when exactly my desire s get the ics update..and please don’t give this crap statement “Stayed tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter account for info bla bla bla..” I dont want to end up like htc dhd owners…and I want to know NOW…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXX52POOZJOHRDZQGPDF2HSJNI Jason

    HTC cancels Desire HD update to ICS, 收撚皮喇你!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools

    DHD LOVER     DOES ANYBODY AT htc READ………..I THINK htc CAN,T HELP US….LITERALLY….THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR DEPTH…..SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE TRUTH….PS…..htc flyer no upgrade…great device,shit software… htc NEW NOKIA……Beginning of the END….

  • gullapalli phani

    hi MOmii , i had a htc one x phone… this battery is unremovable … how it works for 4-5 years?
    in case any problem with battery it a big change..i defenetely change the whole mobile device…
    pls give reply…

  • Deyan Kosteski

    is there an estimated due date for the android 4.1 jellybean update?

  • http://twitter.com/aimanafzam Aiman Afzam

    i excited if HTC release jellybean update for my Sensation Xe

  • Wishnu DM

    yuhu Ms Leigh…where is my ics update?..my desire s is still waiting here…

  • Nig

    Has HTC forgotten its other phones???? Why only one series?? Upgrades only for one serious… When is my phone Desire C getting its latest updates???

  • http://www.facebook.com/legedin Slava Legedin

    Will the htc sensation receive Sense 4.0(or 4.1) ?

  • http://twitter.com/krazzycc4 kopal

    I Just wana say that i want android jelly bean in htc sensation xe also asap. if u have made models u should care about it also.

  • http://twitter.com/krazzycc4 kopal



    how can i install jelly bean in my HTC One S


    how can i get jelly bean in my htc one s??? what do i have todo? if someone could tell me please

  • RE

    Hello HTC when we will get the jelly bean update for HTC one X in Singapore?

  • http://twitter.com/joshbohnf1 Joshua Bohn

    HTC desire X. I have one, and I like it. If it gets jelly bean me and other owners will be happy. If it doesn’t a happy customer will go elsewhere for my next smartphone! Please HTC don’t let me down!

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