HTC: No Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One S
Aluminum-clad 4.3-incher 'will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense'
Bad news for HTC One S owners this afternoon, as HTC has confirmed to Android Central that the One S — one of its 2012 flagship devices — will not see any official upgrades beyond its current software version. That means as far as official firmware goes, users will remain on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ for the remainder of their devices' lives.
HTC's statement reads —
HTC reassured us that the 4.7-inch One X is still on track to receive future software updates.
Originally released on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich last spring, the One S was one of the top HTC devices of the year. At the time of its release we praised its aluminum unibody design, thin profile and impressive camera. With the One S being retired on Android 4.1, the phone will have only seen one OS version update in its lifetime, which is disappointing for something billed as a flagship product.
The One S remains a capable phone, even without any update to Android 4.2, and we're hopeful the custom ROM community will pick up where HTC left off. Any HTC One S owners out there? Share your thoughts down in the comments.
Source: Android Central forums; h/t Arne Hesse of the::unwired
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