HTC has been updating their One range to Android KitKat 4.4, but it looks like the previous generation of devices will not be getting any more updates and the HTC One X and One X+ will stay on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 or Android 4.2, depending on the region.
The HTC One X and One X+ were part of the line that started HTCs downfall, before those devices the Taiwanese mobile maker was on top form, but the devices failed to land any significant market share, compared to the iPhone and Samsung’s Android choices.
Since then we have had the HTC One and HTC One Max and the new plan is to make one smartphone for each category, instead of making three similar sized smartphones for three different price points.
The HTC One X+ was a push on the original HTC One X, it had some new features but the same design. We are surprised HTC is not even updating this to the last version of Jelly Bean, considering it would not take a lot of resources to develop the UI and send the update.
HTC announced the news and said while they do apologise to any users effected, they should know both devices have been optimised to have incredible camera and audio features. The audio features are true but we feel like HTC has never been great when it comes to cameras, even with the Ultrapixel.
One of the good things about HTC is their developer openness, for anyone who can download CyanogenMod, the HTC One X and HTC One X+ can be updated straight to Android KitKat 4.4 and it doesn’t need to have Sense UI.