Tuesday, July 2, 2013

HTC One S not getting Android 4.2 + Sense 5, staying at Android 4.1

HTC has officially announced that the relatively well received and decently specced HTC One S will unfortunately not be getting any upgrades past Android 4.1 and Sense 4+. We have to say that we are very disappointed in the decision. HTC has sought to regain market share and improve its reputation among enthusiasts and sadly this isn't how to do it.

Many will point out that the HTC One S cam out in two versions, one with the Snapdragon S3 and one with the Snapdragon S4, due to the shortage in Snapdragon S4 chipset. But we don't believe that to be an excuse for leaving many people in the cold.

This is almost a carbon copy of how the HTC Desire HD got left out of an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But at least the lack internal storage could be to blame, but this time around we see no reason for the One S to not get Android 4.2.2.

HTC's biggest competitor Samsung has obviously learned this as phones that were far older than the One S have been relatively well supported and similarly specced phone to the One S like the Galaxy S III are already slated for an Android 4.2.2 upgrade.

If HTC is to make a successful comeback, software support is an area that they definitely need to improve on. 14 months of staying "up to date" is a very poor showing for HTC.

Source: HTC France Offical Facebook Page

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