HTC is currently hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, completely focused on nothing but Android updates. As Android users might be aware, HTC for the most part hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to updating flagship devices in a timely manner, but they have given it their best since the launch of the One.
When Google released Kit Kat last year, HTC announced that in 90 days, all US variants of the device would be running Android 4.4+. As it turned out, they didn’t quite meet their own timeframe, but you have to give them credit due to the company’s complete transparency on social media as to why devices weren’t being updated. Now in February, all One devices should be running Kit Kat. (more…)
HTC announced via Twitter that the One X and One X+ will be staying on their current version of Android, and won’t ever be seeing a Kit Kat update. Both devices currently sit on Android 4.2.2, not even 4.3 which would have been nice for consumers.
Truth be told, the One X is nearly two years old, so without sounding like a hypocrite, we should say that HTC’s apparent lack of support for this particular phone shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, the One X+ was launched in October of 2012, so the phone isn’t even close to two years old. Why HTC feels like cutting support for this device, which sports specs that could easily handle Kit Kat, makes very little sense and is sure to anger a few buyers. (more…)
A curious user over on HTC’s Facebook decided to ask when his One X would receive an update to Sense 5, with HTC throwing down a good answer. According to whoever runs their FB page, the global variants of the One X, One X+, One S, and HTC Butterfly will all receive an update to Sense 5 within the “next few months.” (more…)
Today, AT&T announced that customers can get their hands on the HTC One X+ and the HTC One VX on November 16, with pre-orders going live for the One X+ starting tomorrow, November 13. For those not following the devices, the One X+ is just like the original One X, except it features a supercharged Tegra 3 processor that is 4G LTE compatible, clocked at 1.7GHz and Jelly Bean. As for the One VX, it is more of a mid-range Android device, featuring a 4.5″ qHD display, 5MP shooter, Jelly Bean, and HTC’s Sense 4 custom UI.
Any chance one of these are on your radar?
HTC announced the One X+ this morning, putting to bed months of rumors that seem to have dragged on for far too long. The device, as you can see from the pictures, looks very similar to the original One X, however, the insides have been beefed up to make this one of the most impressive phones to date. (more…)