Owners of the HTC One S no doubt were shocked about HTC’s decision of discontinuing support for the One S a few days ago. Declaring that this device will not exceed beyond Sense 4 or Android 4.1.1, HTC has decided to move ahead and support only the latest devices. This again contradicts their earlier stand when HTC had promised the latest version of Android as well as the Sense UI for the One S device. None had been expecting such a volte face from HTC and One S owners are naturally unhappy. They have now resorted to initiate a petition to this effect at Change.org which they hope will be convincing enough for HTC to change their stance on this.
The move on part of HTC is even more intriguing since the device is just a year old and is still quite capable. Although it wasn’t meant to be a top contender, still it was a flagship device from HTC of the One series. Many users are still covered under the carrier contract terms with the device and HTC should indeed support it as well as also generate loyalty for the brand. Though HTC’s latest One may be class apart but still situations like this are bound to haunt the company in near future.
As petitions are generally purgative rather than being quite effective, HTC should stick to their vow of supporting One S. whereas if this is a plan to get the users to update the device to the latest One S, it can easily back fire. The old One S which is well forgotten by HTC isn’t forgotten by its loyal fans. The petition is still expecting to get 273 signatures. Therefore the fans of the HTC One S are being urged to put in their signature to support their device, in order for HTC to respond in their favor.