AT&T HTC One X+

And everyone knows ahead of time this will be its last update

In an unfortunate flow of events, HTC has just confirmed that the last update for the AT&T variant of the HTC One X+ is on its way to users. After independently confirming to users that the One X and One X+ will not move beyond Android 4.2.2, HTC has just explained that that very update has passed testing and will be hitting AT&T users' devices later this week.

Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 customizations will be a solid improvement to a device that went on sale back in October of 2012, but it will always come bittersweet knowing ahead of time that it will be the last software update that handset will ever see.

If you're using an HTC One X+ on AT&T, be sure to keep an eye on your device for an update in the coming days.

 
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thatguy97 says:

Why HTC? I ALMOST AGREE WITH what richardyarell said about updates , almost

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

erjennin says:

4.4.2? Don't you mean 4.2.2

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thatguy97 says:

They do they'll fix it I wish it was true

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

Yes of course! I was bound to mess that up eventually :P .

Jay Holm says:

Hey Andrew, I have a question I've always wondered, why doesn't Android Central do email notifications of forum replies?

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jlczl says:

He won't know you asked him that since he won't get an email notifying him about your reply. :-P

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rits2011 says:

LOL

LOL! Serioously though, it is strange how AC doesn't offer this, when all the other MN sites (except for WebOS) offers this.

pazzo02 says:

It's about G.D. time! This update should hold me over until my next upgrade.

still1 says:

i was a big supporter of HTC, now it seems like HTC is going in the wrong direction. just one update and thats very late especially when KitKat is out

Yep which is one of the reasons I stopped buying their phones. I had the Amaze and they dropped support after 6 months... it was a flagship phone too.

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SD1215 says:

From what I've read the problems are with the tegra 3. Which might explain why no other device other than the nexus 7 ever got past 4.2. Not officially anyways...

Sean473 says:

Blocks.. Nexus 7 2012 has Tegra 3 and rume 4.4.2 easily...

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Habiib says:

Neither the One X or One X+ use the same Tegra 3 as the N7.

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steezee says:

HTC has been really supporting the One quite well and they really don't have much manpower left for updates given their issues... It's really sad that it took this update so long to get integration and certification from AT&T. But what I expect happened (and this is pure speculation)was the update was delayed and HTC was going to try to skip 4.2.2 and move to 4.3 and they were told by nVidia that there wouldn't be support for anything past 4.2.2 with the One X+'s chipset and Integration and Certification took to the back-burner while they were working on the KitKat update for the One... I think I'm going to stand behind HTC for at least another device... I really hope things get better for them

mrrobotanger says:

What about the one x?

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NoNexus says:

Its dead, let it go

thatguy97 says:

Its time to move on besides This phone came out in early 2012 so your soon probably up for a new phone depends on when you got it of course

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mrrobotanger says:

No upgrade til august. Yaay.

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thatguy97 says:

Can u live with 4.2.2? It nots like eclair or something

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

mrrobotanger says:

On 4.1 at the moment. My original question was whether or not the one x, not the one x+ would be getting the upgrade to 4.2.2. So yeah, I suppose I could live with it.

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SD1215 says:

That and the evo 4G lte are supposed to get 4.3

jmchatton says:

The update for the One X should arrive sometime next week.

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zzoinks says:

Source? (I'm hoping it's true since my wife has one and isn't due for upgrade until late May)

zzoinks says:

Thanks for the follow up!

steezee says:

One X 4.2.2 update next week according to HTC

pgg101 says:

Are there apps that are built optimized for 4.3 or 4.4? Just trying to figure out what my Android runtime on my device (4.2.2) is missing out on?

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NoNexus says:

not a ton, things you really will not miss.

App developers right now are targeting 4.0+ or in rare cases 4.1+. You really won't find anything that is only compatible with 4.3+.

drokssilva says:

You dont need to worry about android apps on your z30. Lol

Jk.

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TheMimic12 says:

The only apps that are optimized for 4.3 and 4.4 are few. One that comes to mind is Netflix, because it takes advantage of the open gl support

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asaini007 says:

1080p Netflix is only on 4.3+, Riptide GP2 also uses OpenGL ES 3.0

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asaini007 says:

(Repeat)

So glad I dumped HTC after the one X disaster.

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david0296 says:

This is the final nail in the coffin on why I'll never buy another Android phone again. Between the horrid software on my Mac, to the out-of-date Bluetooth support, to the non-existent OS updates. I'll be in line to buy the larger screen version of the iPhone in a few months.

People in other countries and other networks got this update over a year ago; and we've got the CEO of AT&T saying that they can't afford to keep subsidizing these smart phones. Yet they take forever to update this phone, then stupidly wonder why people are going out of their way to buy the latest and greatest Android phone. Well this final and ONLY update is exactly why. Pathetic.

jimrebello says:

You could also buy a nexus phone and not deal with any carrier garbage.

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Saneless says:

Shh, that doesn't work well with his argument. Pretending there's not manufacturers who actually care about customers is easier.

NoNexus says:

This isnt a carrier issue, and a Nexus is the worst experience you can have if your coming from iPhone.

drokssilva says:

Why?

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KWKSLVR says:

Cool story bro. See ya!

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asaini007 says:

What larger screen iPhone in a few months? The iPhone 5S was like just released, you'll have to wait almost a year.

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swagsaunders says:

Very beautiful hardware..still one of the best looking android phone in my opinion. I never owned one, but I sold them when I worked for At&t.

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SEGROUKIN says:

HTC's always late to the party. Oh well, not really much between 4.2.2 & 4.4.2 :/

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steezee says:

HTC is always late to the party? Say that again to my Unlocked HTC One running KitKat? (and barring any issues with certification from carriers should be expected to get to them by the end of the month)

Tom_Sewell says:

I'd still be using my HTC One X if I hadn't shattered the screen and not been able to get it repaired. Great phone overall.

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odd1ne says:

Ironic how KitKat is designed to run on lesser hardware are phones which could easily run it are being dropped. One of the reasons I won't buy another HTC since they dropped support for my old desire after one update jokers. I was starting to change my mind since the one was getting updates regular but looks like same ol HTC

Probs why they are losing so much money people ain't coming back to get HTCS cause they keep dropping support so quickly on flagship phones.

tokuzumi says:

I hate it when people post this kind of stuff. Just because 4.4 can run on lower-spec'd devices, doesn't mean every Android phone ever will get an upgrade. Should Google update the Nexus One? It has 512mb RAM...The Nexus S should be able to run it just fine, too. The Galaxy S2 came out over 2 years ago (almost 3), and it would be able to run it, too. Come on, Sammy! Samsung must suck because they won't upgrade every possible phone in their line up with 4.4. The carriers are still going to do the same thing they have always done in the past, which is decide the phones which they will allocate development resources. Even Google dropped support for the Galaxy Nexus, because it was outside of the 18 month support window. Google made the phone run on lower end devices so the cheap phones sold in China and India will no longer have Gingerbread on them.

The only thing I will say is the One X+ is less than 18 months old, and HTC dropped support for it. That's not cool.

zizu101 says:

Every time I see a post like this,or is related to carriers in general, I thank God that I don't live in America. And for those who are boycotting HTC, I feel sorry for you guys because the HTC one with its speakers is really something else. People I know have other phones like the g2, nexus 5, s4, give me a shock when I hear sound from their speakers. I just tell them it's a nice phone and give them a poker face.

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Saneless says:

My Moto X actually has a great speaker.. for the 18 minutes a year I use the built-in speaker.

And Moto doesn't need to add an extra 1" of height to make it happen, it can actually fit in my pocket.

A decent idea, but the phone was already too big to begin with with the One X line, the new One line made it even worse.

zizu101 says:

If built-in speakers aren't important for you then you have your own criteria. I honestly don't mind the extra height if it means I don't have to use earphones all the time.(my bro got hearing problems because of this).

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ddaye22 says:

Kinda expected this (shurugz) ordering my moto g :'(

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VDub2174 says:

My HOX+ was a great device. It's a shame that it didn't get enough attention (updates).

"HTC sucks! I'm never buying HTC again!"

"Yeah? Well I'm tired of this crap and I'm never buying an Android phone again!"

"Woah, dude, you just took it too far. Android is, like, the best OS evar."

BldyIdt says:

Android Central in a nutshell. Bravo! ;)

Habiib says:

So 2013 was spammed with people crying about SD cards and removable batteries. 2014 will be spammed with people crying about Android version updates. Ironically these are the same people who will tell you with a straight face, that HTC is having less than stellar earnings because of the SD cards, removable batteries, and Android revision updates. The intelligence of the fanatics is in the sewer.

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ayg says:

My favorite was when HTC made a 2013 Q4 profit based purely on the one time $80m from selling Beats and then all the HTC "experts" were like "ZOMG HTC is Saved!... Profitable for everz!" Nevermind that without that one time $80m it appears HTC would have lost $10m in Q4.

Clearly a lot of business savvy MBA's around here. I'm surprised the carriers, phone makers, and even Google itself isn't reaching out to those leaving comments about their hourly consulting rates.

Saneless says:

"And everyone knows ahead of time this will be its last update"

And coincidentally, the One X line from HTC is my last HTC phone I ever buy. I'll treat them like they treat me - completely dismiss.

this update whine is getting old I still have my thunderbolt still works like a charm...u bought the damn phone with what it had why expect updates unless there is some major issues? I bought a brand new truck next year they came out with a better tranny and better nav. system do I deserve and upgrade? hell no!most people have a hard time figuring out just how to use the features on a new phone let alone worry about an OS update a few hundred peeps that worry about it are a speck of sand to the masses that have the same phone and don't care no way its cost effective to keep working on updates it is what it is u bought it! by the time u get a brand new phone on day 1 the works are already in place for then next new phone ull never keep up with technology!

Saneless says:

The point is, the way things are set up, you can't realistically buy a new phone until your contract is up/upgrade is ready. The phone that they're barely updating here, to a version 2 versions ago, is barely a year old. Anyone who owns one will have to go almost another year before they can get a new one.

If a company doesn't do much beyond 2 years, whatever, but at least take care of me while I'm stuck in the cycle.

the company isn't subsidizing the phone for two years the carrier is what does htc or any of them care..u bought this phone this make with this stuff fix any major glithes that show up in the first 6 months or so after that the company will move on..u have to its all about costs nowadays....im looking to replace this thunderbolt with the htc one 2 or whatever they name it when it comes out.. then the one will be left in the dust and the rant for that will start bottom line is this is what u wanted at the time this is what u get or buy it outright and sell it if u don't like it and want the latest and greatest every month

asaini007 says:

I agree. People have to be happy with the phone they buy, and that's it. It's not about "support" - it's not like the phone is broken. HTC make no promises to update it, you should be happy that they have, considering it's a carrier exclusive. If updates are important to you, get a Nexus.

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dorelse says:

Well, in my case, I bought my Photon 4G when Motofail had already publicly promised an upgrade to ICS for my phone. Can I tell Sprint I want out of my contract b/c Moto lied? Nope.

user7618 says:

I'm just glad I'll be able to finally use dashclock on my phone.

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sswboard1211 says:

What about for me and My evo 4g lte on sprint. you said 4.3 and sense 5 end of 2013 its now mid january? whaddup widdat?

Allen Jensen says:

Just got an OTA update from AT&T for HTC One X+, not 4.2.2 - but a good sign?
Android 4.1.1
Sense 4+
SW Number 1.19.502.3 710RD

Law2138 says:

Same here. Is this some sort of prep for 4.2.2? I expected it to be 4.2.2 when I downloaded.

Steve Coller says:

Just got the same update. I guess we can safely assume this is a prerequisite for 4.2.2.

pazzo02 says:

Me too. I don't know what they would need to update, though, with a major version change coming. Maybe the baseband? Anyone know if it changed? Maybe someone that didn't get the OTA yet can post theirs for comparison.

david.karr says:

There are apparently a number of people with this phone who still haven't gotten this 4.2.2 update. I'm one of those still on 4.1.1. I've been seeing confusing "Software Update" toasts that say exactly that, with no actions available. I worked with HTC Support to resolve this, and we eventually just gave up.