End of the Road in Sight for HTC One X; Last Update Rumored
HTC’s One X has had a good run. The phone launched at last year’s MWC, and we saw it come to North America right around this time in 2012. Since then, we’ve witnessed the phone make the journey to Jelly Bean, and more recently HTC has been talking about its plans to bring Sense 5.0 – debuting with the HTC One – to the One X in a future update. We recommend taking the time to enjoy that one when it arrives, because if the latest rumor is any indication, it could very well be the smartphone’s last major update.
LlabTooFeR, who’s posted HTC predictions before, claims via Twitter that the One X’s Android 4.2.2 update will be the phone’s last.
Admittedly, thinking about which phones will and won’t see Key Lime Pie arrive for them may be getting seriously ahead of ourselves, as we know so little about Android 5.0 to date. As such, we haven’t been able to put together a good list of what kind of performance and memory constraints the software may impose; maybe there’s a good reason for why the HTC One X wouldn’t be able to adequately run KLP.
Maybe, though, the phone has simply run its course, and HTC would rather pay more attention to the likes of the One X+ or even the new One. Even if this news is true, there’s still at least one more significant update in the One X’s future, so we’re not going to playing its funeral march any time soon.