HTC confirms: no KitKat updates for 2012 flagships

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When it rains, it pours, and hot off the news of Canonical discontinuing Ubuntu Touch development for a number of Nexus phones and tablets, we’re switching focus to HTC, as the manufacturer confirms that a couple of its own handsets are hitting the end of the road with their own platform updates.

The phones in question are the One X, as well as the slightly upgraded One X+. Following rumors that the One X+ wouldn’t see the arrival of any KitKat update, HTC stepped forward to confirm the news: both phones will end their careers on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, running Sense 5.0.

For the One X itself, we suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised, but the One X+ is a little harder to say goodbye to, only having been on the market for 15 months by now. At least if you bought a One X, you’re contract is likely just about up, whereas as One X+ owners may not have the chance to upgrade until the fall.

Unexpected? Not really; we’ve been talking about the end of One X updates going back to last spring. Unfair? Arguably, but it’s not like there’s anything to be done about it; HTC’s mind is made up, and its resources are soundly focused on more recent handsets.

Source: HTC (The Verge)
Via: Engadget

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