In what can be termed as a disappointing piece of news for owners of the HTC One S smartphone, the company has announced there will be no Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update meted out to the device. That’s not all for the said device will also be devoid of the Sense 5 UI that now does duty in the latest HTC smartphones. HTC had launched the One S last year along with the One X and runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC admitted such a development is not expected to go down well with their loyal user base but chose to soothe ruffled feathers by stating the One S has been designed to be ‘optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences’, the press statement revealed.
This can be seen as the official seal of confirmation to the revelation made a few days ago by HTC France on their company page stating it’s the end of the road for the HTC One S as far as future Android updates are concerned. The company will still be coming out with the occasional bug fixes or updates aimed at enhancing performance of the device. However, this certainly will be bad news for owners of the One X as the device was launched just last year and hoped they will surely be provided the update to the latest Android version.
Also this comes in the wake of the company itself faltering amidst increasing competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Also, this comes amidst news of Samsung making all efforts at releasing the latest Android and TouchWiz update for its 2012 flagship devices namely the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2. Pretty surprising HTC chose to do otherwise with its smartphone which it had launched just last year.