A sad day for HTC One S owners as the manufacturer confirms officially the device will no longer receive Android updates. In a statement issued to the press, HTC confirms the device will stick with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. All is not lost however as the HTC One S has a lively developer community actively promoting new ROMs and tweaks to help push the device into the future. Sure, we would love to see BlinkFeed and HTC Zoe arrive on the One S with HTC’s official blessing, but I trust that the dev community will handle bringing any of the desired features over.
“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.”
Of course this is all very contradictory to a February 20th HTC Facebook posting that indicated “HTC will be offering upgrades to some of its existing devices in the next few months, including global variants…of HTC One S.” Needless to say it’s disappointing that ultimately HTC decided not to extend the life of the One S any longer and concentrate more on upcoming devices.
What say you One S owners?