The HTC One X will be getting the Android 4.2 Jellybean update. The One X+ will be getting the Android 4.2 Jellybean update. The Butterfly will be getting the Android 4.2 Jellybean update. There’s speculation that even the One SV may get the update. But HTC One S owners, your phone will be the unlucky one, not getting any more updates at all.
After initially confirming in February that it would be pushing updates for the One X,X+, S and Butterfly, HTC has now officially announced that the One S will not be receiving any more updates. In a statement issued recently, HTC said:
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.
Rumors of the update being cancelled had been doing the rounds for some time now. It is believed that the update was cancelled due to performance issues with one of the variants of the phone. The HTC One S is sold in two variants – one is powered by an older, Snapdragon S3 processor, while the other runs on a much more powerful S4 processor. Apparently, HTC is having technical issues getting the update to run on the S3 processor. So they’re abandoning the update altogether, for both variants.
In separate news, the One SV, another mid-range handset from the One family, is showing all signs of receiving the 4.2.2 update, with @LLabTooFeR, known for his inside information on HTC, tweeting that the device will receive all features. With the One SV and One S having almost identical specifcations, this is only going to disappoint One S owners further.
@JamesSchmitt6 It will have almost all features.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) July 2, 2013
One S owners have been understandably frustrated with HTC’s move. There is even a petition online demanding that HTC change its stance.
But it looks like for now, users will have to rely on the developer community to move to 4.2 jellybean and sense 5.