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HTC One X+ and One X might not be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, and neither to 4.3 Jelly Bean

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HTC One X+ and One X might not be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, and neither to 4.3 Jelly Bean
If you own an HTC One X or One X+, chances are that your device is already running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. But what’s next? Unfortunately, it looks like there’s nothing next, at least not when it comes to official software updates.

HTC UK and HTC Netherlands have seemingly confirmed on Twitter that the two smartphones (released in 2012) would not be updated beyond Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5 UI. Of course, both handsets should be perfectly capable of running 4.4 KitKat (since they feature quad-core processors and 1GB of RAM), so HTC’s decision - assuming it’s final - is a bit weird. Sure enough, custom, unofficial Android 4.3 and 4.4 ROMs for the One X and One X+ will be available, but, still, nothing beats a software update that comes straight from the manufacturer.

Maybe HTC will change its plans regarding these two handsets - it wouldn’t be the first time when something said on Twitter is eventually retracted. We’ll keep an eye on this to see what happens.

sources: HTC Netherlands (translated), @LlabTooFeR

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posted on 13 Jan 2014, 11:41 4

1. Raifid (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Would be great if they did.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 14:13 7

14. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


and htc wonders why it has poor sales!
People dont buy it cuz of inadequate support

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 22:41

31. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Don't worry s3 ll also not getting 4.4 (maybe)
But chances are only 10%

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 00:06 3

35. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1926; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What are you talking about? Samsung has already confirmed 4.4 for the S3 & Note 2 for April/May. "Chances are only 10%" Why do people just make up such garbage?

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 06:04

40. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


we heard s2 getting 4.2
but nothing happened
v ll c

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:14

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


One word: rumor.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 22:51

50. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1926; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Samsung never confirmed that.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 11:46 5

2. nokia12 (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


one x acceptable ..
but not one x plus..
it should get android 4.4

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 11:30

48. lsutigers (Posts: 668; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Didn't HTC announce the Sprint EVO 4G LTE, which is based on the One X, was getting 4.4 also?

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 11:52 11

3. jbats (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


that's htc for you. always dragging their feet and never wanting to do the work that benefits the consumers.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 11:52 11

4. Antimio (Posts: 59; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


like I said, HTC has a terrible OS support.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 20:12

28. Teja171 (unregistered)


No, the HTC one (m7) was practically the first oem handset to recieve android updates quicker than sony , lg , samsung , xiaomi ; etc to name a few.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 20:30 2

30. jove39 (Posts: 1204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


HTC One is their 2013 flagship...so it got update quickly...but HTC shouldn't abondon 2012 flagship device!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 05:46

38. Teja171 (unregistered)


True to some extent

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:51

46. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


well the US versions (except x+) are getting 4.3 so maybe they will get 4.4. maybe but i kinda doubt it...

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:01 11

5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Yet another reason not to buy HTC products

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:07 5

6. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Even S3 is capable of running 4.4. Look where it stands with 4.3 update. Who knows may be HTC doesn't want to take any risks...

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:14 2

7. maherk (Posts: 404; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Don't act like a blind sheep. There is a difference between 4.3 and 4.2.
And what risk are you talking about?

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:32 1

12. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the performance and battery drain issues on the s3 after the update

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 22:43 3

32. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Mine s3 working better n battery improves after update to 4.3

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:52

47. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


thats great. for some reason my mother's flash keeps going off at random times when she isnt even using the camera

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:22 5

8. twens (Posts: 442; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


He is just jealous. Even if 4.3 is buggy on s3 they will eventually get KitKat.that's Samsung for you. Even if it takes months you will get your update unlike this other company.lol

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:42 5

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Anddddddd this is why I don't like HTC anymore.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 15:17

19. giani (Posts: 244; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Can we please blame it on Nvidia ?!

Let's be fair should we. It's also past your bedtime.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 18:11 5

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not only are you stupid, you try to sound smart. If it's NVIDIA's fault, then why is the 2012 N7 updated to 4.4?

Take a minute from your life, click my username and read my bio. While you're at it, feel free to feel like an idiot. Thanks.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 19:06

26. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yeesh. did you think might have something to with sense? there also might be some other issues since the n7 was the only tegra 3 device to make it to 4.3 and that might have just been because of google

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 22:58

33. giani (Posts: 244; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


OMG the language on youngsters these days. U fckng read a little bit about sense 5 and the issues it has with tegra 3 in order to give a user a smooth experience. It is all about user experience... rather then make a device unusable might not give me the update at all...! And yes I have seen how wonderful the 4.4 experience is on a 2013 n7 and let me tell u...it sucks. Even the 4.3 was laggy and all sorts of issues. So before u call me stupid...and idiot...just reset yr brainwashed thinking and start again. Look I'm mot going to argue with kids. All u have to do is be fair and equal and....Yes a bit of research before u start offending people...

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 03:14 1

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You're really pathetic.

I have a N7 2012 (if you bothered to click on my name) and it runs smooth, which deems your comment as invalid.

It's a damn shame people don't know how to read. Also, it's ironic you mentioned research when you think I'm 12 lol. Boy are you stupid.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 07:06

41. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yes, but the n7 was the only tegra 3 device to make it to 4.3. in all honesty htc never should have used it for the one x or the x+ to begin with.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:20

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Tegra 3 doesn't support OpenGL ES 3.0, so T3 devices were never updated. That really isn't a valid excuse since 4.3 brought TRIM, which indeed noticeably sped up devices compared to 4.2. It's the OEMs fault if anything. Google pushed 4.3 and 4.4.2 to the N7 12, so...

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:32

45. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yeah but no one else did. since google created android then they probably have better programmers and engineers

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:17

10. AfterShock (Posts: 1240; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That was the last HTC phone in a long history with then that I owned.

Their history of forgetting helped me forget buying their products ever again.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:31 1

11. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


did anyone stop to think it might have something to do with the tegra 3? i have a tablet with one and when i i tried to put 4.3 on it, it was unuseable. that also might be wht the US versions are on track to get 4.3 now.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:56 1

13. AfterShock (Posts: 1240; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Did you consider that chipset was not only one used by HTC and that this is a repetitive behavior of theirs long before that came out?

I have, did, and survived it and left them like a dirty stain on the ground.
They deserve their position in the grand scheme of things, near the bottom.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 14:14

15. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


thats what i mean. the US version of the x+ might not get 4.3 with the rest of the one x phones. i'm not saying it will or wont, but that might be a good reason why if it doesnt since the tegra 3 was a horrible processor. although i have to admit, it still sucks.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 14:23

16. AfterShock (Posts: 1240; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Gotcha, it is another nail in coffin of HTC updates.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 14:35 1

17. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


yeah they're ususally good with the first or second updates then they just stagger too much. it really a shame since i love their phones with all their useful features and the fact that they're easy as hell to root, but they really need to work on those updates.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 14:41 1

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If the problem is Tegra 3, then none of the One X devices would get 4.4. HTC had a similar problem with the One S, it used the Snapdragon S3 in some markets rather than the S4 in others, and since Qualcomm dropped support for the S3, HTC couldn't develop an update. They dropped the 4.2.2 and Sense 5 update for all One S models, even ones equipped with the still supported S4 chip. Someone said that the update was back on for the S4 models, but that was in July, and there's been no word of it since.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 15:21

20. 1701nino (Posts: 215; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Ladies and gents no one is safe from no updates.I own a nexus 4 and kit kat update isn't the same experience as on nexus 5,if you wan't a somewhat update scheudle for your device buy a nexus or else be prepared to wait or not to get it at all :D

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 16:19 1

21. Taters (Posts: 2349; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Suck TC is up to their usual low standards again.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 17:28

22. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


That's why I finally got rid of my one x

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 18:02

23. trollz (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Figures because HTC only has good support for the latest devices

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 18:50

25. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


the only reason it's not getting new updates is because sense is a complete and utter B***h to port to tegra hardware. xda tried to port sense 5 to the one x before we officially got 4.2.2 and sense 5 and we got stuckk in bootloops and non boot because of ramdisk issues, etc. it's a shame as i do like htc but unless htc do something big at mwc, my next phone is a sony or motorola

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 19:09

27. true1984 (Posts: 470; Member since: 23 May 2012)


so it was the tegra?.its not that suprising

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 20:18 1

29. datphoneguy (Posts: 122; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Ouch.

I thought HTC had turned the corner after releasing a few (relatively) quick updates for the HTC One, but it looks like HTC is settling back into its same bad habits of ditching their products. I mean honestly, the HTC One X/X+ was their FLAGSHIP device just last year...and now it's already dead? Shameful.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 23:21

34. mmmanuuu (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Alright. I was thinking of getting htc one max next week and now this horror story is pulling me away from it.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 10:22

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6606; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Qualcomm devices easily get the best support. Just look at any HTC or Samsung running a S4, S600 or S800 chip.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:40

36. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Now get ready to cyangenmod!

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 06:00

39. alexvv (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


You should have noticed that saying that the chipset manufacturer doesn't give source codes for the soc is the new excuse oems find not to update their phones. Ok so how does cyanogen bring stable releases to all phones? They are pathetic, it's the same reason my s3 mini will be stuck at 4.1 they even say it's sense's fault. I don't care, it's their problem to implement them properly

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 17:52

49. DJ349 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I had the One X+ as my personal and work phone from March to Mid November 2013 and i liked it a lot up until early October when it would randomly reboot itself and the battery would drain within 6 hours of barely any usage. I had run into the same problem with a HTC EVO shift in 2011, which sprint would not even send me a new one despite the problems. They both never got updated to current software (even to this day, still no 4.2 for the one X+) and in both instances, i ended up cutting my losses and getting an iPhone in both instances (the 4 and the 5C, my current phone) and have had no problems at all. I may get a Samsung or a Nokia in the future as a backup, but for now i will stick to what works for me.

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