Hey, HTC One X, no Key Lime Pie for you?
Unfortunately, the same source has a bit of bad news for owners of the handset. A tweet was sent out from this tipster proclaiming that the Android 4.2.2 update will be the last one for the handset. That means that the phone will not receive an update to Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie. Expected to be unveiled at Google I/O next month, Android 5.0 is now delayed.
Currently, the HTC One X is running Android 4.1 after coming to market last year with Android 4.0.3 installed. The manufacturer's new flagship model, the HTC One, recently launched with Android 4.1.2 under the hood, but will be receiving an update to Android 4.2. The HTC One should be capable of getting updated to Android 5.0.
source: @LlabTooFeR via gottabemobile
1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
that sucks.... I pity the HTC one x owners who are gonna lose official updates when galaxy s III will be rocking with KLP in the coming months!!!. Now I feel its safe to choose S4 over One
12. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
latest Software updates are now becoming a Achilles heel for HTC.... Too bad They bullsh!tted the sexiest phone (One) in the universe with a year old molested android version(4.1)...
55. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Most phones are rocking 4.1 out of the box and/or being updated to 4.1 now. The SGS4 coming out of the box with 4.2 will be the first phone I've seen in my store launched with 4.2. A year ago only the Nexus devices were rocking 4.1 if that so calling it a year old is a reach at best.
77. rizevnarastek (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Galaxy S3 won't get KLP either because KLP requires 2GB of RAM to operate normally. I don't know what's the big deal. You can root your phone and probably put a custom KLP ROM on it if you feel to experiment and what not.... Anyways KLP won't be out for some time...
7. Noble_One (Posts: 44; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
I read somewhere that the U.S. gs3 would also not receive the KLP update. If this is true, the one x not receiving KLP is not surprising to me at all.
9. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
that was based on the grounds that US gs3 variants sports a dual core processors.. But HOX is a quad core monster which is more than capable of handling KLP!!!
13. chocolaking (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Yeah, I heard taht GS3 will not be getting the Key Lime pie too.
but KLP is not released anyway..
15. Noble_One (Posts: 44; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
Ah I see...it would seem that HTC is just lazy then. They probably decided not to bother since some variants wouldn't get it anyway. There isn't any excuse for pure laziness...I'd like to see what they'll do about the one x+
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the number of cores has very little to do with whether or not the hardware will be able to support KLP and besides you have NO idea what kind of upgrade it will be...
24. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
SamMobile's speculation is as far fetched and as ridiculous as this report about the One X. there's absolutely zero evidence to support their claims whatsoever. zero. it doesn't even make sense for that matter.
25. semipro1337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
last time I checked HOX was a dual core while the HOX+ was quad core....
misinformation is the main reason for rumors being spread that are just plain bs.
27. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
international HOX is a quadcore
check your facts
28. amats69 (Posts: 827; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Htc one x internetional version is a quad core
30. semipro1337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
well im not international, im american so international doesnt apply to me.
And where in the Sheiks original statement does it say hes referring to the International one?
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
did he have to? if you knew your facts you would've known which one he was talking about...and although international models don't "apply" to you they still count.
80. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Hm... I'm in the US too... I have the quad core One X. Just research a little more next time before you comment.
36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
in the US the OX is dual-core. the International model is quad-core.
51. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
No excuses, especially if the Galaxy Nexus gets KLP as it last update.
73. mr.techdude (Posts: 491; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
But wait the U.S version might not get klp probably because its dual core, on the other hand the international version is most likely getting the klp because I met a couple of HTC workers in Australia when they were doing a campaign for the HTC one in vodafone. They told me its most likely going to get. Fingers crossed cause my mate who has the gs3 might have a little laugh at me if I don't get and he does :-)
18. guest (Posts: 88; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Eh unless there is something earth shattering Android 4.1 and above should be fine for most people. I have the Note 2 and it does everything I need. The biggy was project butter. Now if KLP releases with the equivalent dealing with the battery then I will totally agree with you.
34. amats69 (Posts: 827; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Just relax its not even announce officially :)
41. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
From what i heard from Samsung Reps in the know the next generation of Android will be a little bit of a challenge for all their handsets also as it offers significant improvements and will require realively high specs. The htc one x should realistically get it though.
I've also been told by those in the know that the next android os update will not be called key lime pie but instead will be called "Kettle-corn"
45. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I hope HTC One owners realize they will be extremely lucky if they get any updates past Jellybean.
54. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Seriously doubt that. At least HTC put their debut LTE phone to 4.0. Samsung can't say that, can they? The Samsung Charge is and will always be on 2.3.
57. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
That was back when HTC was good, they have changed a lot since then.
61. Gatorsrule52 (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
I Doubt that the ONE wont "get any updates past jellybean".
Highly doubt that.
62. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
The update for the Thunderbolt to 4.0 wasn't that long ago man. Now you just look like you are hating on HTC dude.
76. zubby1995 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
That's why HTC although i heard that s3 is also not detting KLP but if it get this it would as slow as the s2 on jelly bean and galaxy s on ginger bread that is a big fool from the samdung that it update there mobile it is somehow a good thing but the speed of the mobile get slow
2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
The usual problem with Android. Some have the specs to support it and yet never get the update, despite being mid to high end phones. One X was even a flagship last year.
5. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Its not the problem with Android... Its the problem with some OEMs who refuse to update their old phones... They just concentrate on new devices and they leave their loyal customers in the lurk.
8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Yep, true.. I called it "the problem with android" because as everyone knows, for companies like HTC and Samsung you see at least one new device monthly. Given the bulk and volume of Android phones made most of them will be neglected in no time. High volume and market share at the expense of fragmentation through neglected devices.
If we include those Chinese whitebox products and cheap knockoff products which runs none other than android- the activation of such phones in large numbers daily = activation of new android devices (and Google can boast on how many are activated daily) while such products rarely, if ever, get updated officially.
48. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
How many Samsung flagships come out a year. 2, 1 phone 1 phablet. HTC has a new flagships every other months.
67. Gatorsrule52 (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
Are you kidding me?! Do you hear about all the samsung phones that come out?? its like they come out with one once every 2 weeks! and they all look the same!
Ex: galaxy grand , galaxy grand duos, galaxy xcover, galaxy s 3 mini , galaxy young , galaxy win, galaxy fame, galaxy discover, galaxy premier
and don't get me started on the galaxy s2 models...
81. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Not exactly true. One X+ isn't a flagship, it's just a supercharged edition of a flagship. Butterfly wasn't exactly a flagship, Butterfly is like HTC version of the Note. Other than these two devices, all other devices were mid level devices or carrier specific devices.
4. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
This is just speculation. I mean, Android 5.0 hasn't even been anounced, and they're already saying no updates for One X? If it does happen, then custom roms are always there.
6. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
no bro, Custom roms will never be as smooth as official roms from the manufacturers.... They tend to crash often... Not to mention the chance of bricking your precious phone
16. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That's a blanket statement that just isn't true. Most custom ROMs i have run are in fact every bit as smooth and stable as stock, with more functionality.
22. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
For some device with better source code of the hardware you could get a near stable ROM. Because Qualcom, Tegra releases their source code But if you take the galaxy s3 with exynos processors, no matter what custom ROM you choose you would always have freeze and bugs in your device
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you sound like someone with little to no experience flashing...
26. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Yeah, I have never flashed my phone... But I have seen many of my friends bricked their phone while flashing even though they followed the steps provided on XDA... Flashing won't work for everyone
38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you're right, it's not for everyone. it's really only prosperous for those that aren't faint of heart and have a technical mind with technical know-how. flashing custom ROM's has generally been a good experience for me.
82. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
That's so untrue. I'm using custom ROM on all of my devices. I would say all the ones that aren't running nightlies are running even more smooth than stock ROMs.
10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
I rarely use custom roms for the reason sheik mentioned. And custom roms are not considered as updates to me because they are not official, so, it still doesnt change the fact that the phone did not get the update and was left out by the OEM.
11. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Ahaha glad i bought the galaxy nexus, even though its hardware is not the newest anymore, I will still be able to taste klp, long live nexus
14. chocolaking (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I would recommand you not to update to KLP if your phoen hardware is not capable of handling it..
42. Igneel (unregistered)
You don't even know what klp will bring yet you already said Gnexus can't handle it. Lol.
46. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Doubt its going to be a major spec requirment, 1gb ram + dual core cpu should be enough.
83. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Let the devs work their magic. I didn't think my Desire HD would be able to run JB, but it did and hell did I loved it.
60. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
the galaxy nexus won't be updated to the next version of android either, hence the delay
74. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
@chocolaking not sure if retarded or trolling lol, nexus devices always get 2 updates
17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's completely bogus. we don't even know what kind of upgrade KLP will be much less what it's requirements will be. *shakes the salt shaker all over the comment section*
53. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Kinda funny watching people get all worked up over a bunch of speculation isn't it king?=)
56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah it is. it's too much for news with nothing to back it up.