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HTC confirms: No Android 4.2.2 for HTC One S

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Well, at least there’s no beating around the bush this time. HTC has confirmed that there will be no further updates to the OS for their One S device. As far as official firmware goes, HTC One S users will remain on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+. 

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Sorry One S, no official One S for you. :( / ©

When released last year, the One S was among a top contender for HTC in the android world and has only received one update to the OS during its short life span. While being toted as a flagship product at the time of its release, along with the HTC One X, it is sad to see this information come to light. 

HTC’s statement is as follows:

"We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed the HTC One S to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences."

It feels like for such a phone with promising longevity, this is another example of HTC dropping the ball for support to its customers. This device is just over a year old and is going to be retired on Android 4.1 Is this going to the same for the HTC One in a year’s time?

In the very least, HTC has said that the HTC One X will still receive the update to Android 4.2. And if all else fails, there’s always the custom ROM community to come to the rescue (hopefully!). 

Any HTC One S users out there? How are you reacting to the news? 

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  • CJ Brown Jul 5, 2013 Link

    Now I know why I switched to LG (and as much as I hear complaints about their lack of updating? I've had no problem getting around that issue) ... even better? Metro PCS now "accepts any unlocked android smart phone" (grab yourself a Nexus4, cur your monthly bill in 1/2!)

  • Bohemia Rapstarr Jul 3, 2013 Link

    Not a good decision by HTC will make users upset

  • Glostermeteor Jul 2, 2013 Link

    Why I switched to Samsung

  • Jay Chew Jul 2, 2013 Link

    F*&k this...the One S is just a year plus phone and it got abandoned. Seriously, if this is how HTC treat their customers, get ready to close down the company.