It’s been a race to see just who can release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the public first. Many expected HTC or some even Samsung, who has historically been slow in the update process. But, strangely enough, ZTE is the first smartphone manufacturer to release a Jelly Bean phone. The ZTE N880, although lower specs, is the first non-Nexus device to come fresh from the box with Android 4.1.
ZTE claims it has accomplished this feat due to its good relationship with Google. Although it’s the first with Jelly Bean, it has surprisingly low specs. It’s packing a single-core 1GHz CPU, a 4″ WVGA screen, 512 MB of RAM and a 3.2 MP camera. Before tossing it out the window though, maybe Project Butter will have an awesome influence on low-end phones as well? We can assume it will at least help right?