HTC One X, One X+ to remain stuck on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
HTC One X and One X+ owners are in for some bad news, as these smartphones will not get any more Android updates in the future.
After recent speculation that a newer version of Android may be gracing at least one of the two smartphones, HTC confirmed that neither the One X nor the One X+ are scheduled for future Android updates. In other words, the two handsets will remain stuck on Android 4.2.2 from now on.
The HTC One X was the company's flagship smartphone of 2012, sporting a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a 720p display, wrapped up in a polycarbonate casing. The HTC One X+ launched as the One X successor and brought slight advancements, including a faster Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, a larger 2,100 mAh battery, more storage capacity, and an enhanced front-facing camera.
Owners of the HTC One X already suspected that they might not be getting a newer version of Android, but One X+ users were hoping for an upgrade to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. In a recent tweet from HTC UK's Twitter account, however, the company confirmed that no more updates are in tow for neither handset.
"We can confirm that One X+ will not receive further Android updates & will remain on the current version of Android," read the brief tweet in response to a One X+ user inquiring about Android 4.4 KitKat.
Soon after that tweet, The Verge contacted HTC to ask for additional details, and again received confirmation about this situation.
"We can confirm that the HTC One X and One X+ will not receive further Android OS updates beyond Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed both devices to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences," HTC explained in a statement to The Verge.
The company did not offer any additional details to explain its decision, but The Verge speculates that HTC may have cut update support for these handsets due to lackluster sales, as well as the different hardware configurations the smartphones pack.