In a not too surprising move by HTC, the company clarified that users of its mid range smartphone from 2012– the much talked about HTC One S would not be receiving any further Android updates. The phone, which currently (thankfully) runs Android 4.1 JellyBean will be relegated to a relic and the only option left for users clinging on to it is to depend on unofficial ROM’s.
Now, unlike most other manufacturers who choose to remain mum when it comes to software updates on old handsets, HTC has went ahead and bravely put up a press release announcing the bad news to One S users. All said, there are a bunch of users out there who seem to be unperturbed by this decision by HTC – for they wanted the company to spare the “Blinkfeed” and Zoe treatment to the One S as well.
Nevertheless, here’s what the official press note from HTC states:
“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.”
I like how they word their sad press releases in a way that people reading it actually do not feel sad.