HTC unveiled the HTC One S just over a year ago at MWC 2012 along with the HTC One X and One V. It upgraded it to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ in October 2012. But the company today delivered bad news to owners of the device hoping to move on up to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the well-received HTC Sense 5. It confirmed that no further updates would be coming and that the HTC One S would remain on the currently available versions of Android and HTC Sense. HTC provided the following statement to the::unwired:
“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’s unlikely that you will find many HTC One S owners who will not be unhappy about the decision. Not only is the device just over a year old but it also shares very similar specifications with the HTC One X which still appears to be on track to be upgraded later this year. Why abandon one device and not the other? Could HTC One X owners also be set for some bad news later this year?
HTC may also want to reach out to custom ROM developers (such as CyanogenMod) to find out how it is that they were able to get Android 4.2 on the HTC One S.
Source : the::unwired