HTC One S owners petition for Android update

HTC One S owners petition for Android update
On Tuesday, we passed along the word from HTC France that the HTC One S will not be updated to Android 4.2. Nor will the phone be receiving Sense 5, which runs on top of the Android OS. But owners of the HTC One S are not going to take this sitting down. No siree. Instead, owners of the device have taken to Change.org to put up a petition requesting that the Taiwan based manufacturer revisit their decision and update the model.

Do HTC One S owners have a case? The petition says that on February 28th, HTC promised that HTC One S owners would be receiving both Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.0. The T-Mobile branded version of the phone didn't receive an update to Android 4.1.1 until this past April. The petitioner also notes that YouTube videos of the handset running Android 4.2.2 ROMs show no problems with any performance issues.

So far, the petition has been electronically signed by 929 people, requiring just 71 more before it is sent on to HTC. If you're an HTC One S owner not happy with HTC's decision to forever freeze the phone at its current OS build, why not send a message to the suits back in Taiwan that you're not happy and not going to take it anymore.


source: Change.org via GSMArena

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One S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1650 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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49 Comments

1. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

LOL welcome to Android world!

4. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

Dont say android world because samsung is never late with updates :D

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sony never late also. They update half of their older models too.

24. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

You can say they DO update, but their updates kinda late. But they support a lot of their devices

22. AciMars

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Except updates 4.2.2 for Note II and S III

23. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Is that sarcasm? As everyone i know with an SIII is still waiting for 4.2.2

32. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Samsung has updated virtually all of the recent Android devices to Jelly Bean. Got to give them kudos with their vast number of models

46. gsaran88

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Dont think HTC One S will not survive without any android updates.Compared to the other mobiles in its price range, HTC ONE S is beautiful,no lags,excellent camera(see camera reviews you can have better idea) and Excellent audio experience. Since qualcomm stopped its supports, HTC unable to provide updates.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1447; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

u mean welcome to HTC, sony and lg world

9. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

only htc..both sony and lg are good with updates now

29. WM6.5Sucks

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Please tell that to my LG Optimus L9. Still waiting on JB update... -_-

27. ilia1986 unregistered

Actually welcome to the UNROOTED Android world. Also - if Apple had half as many models as HTC or Samsung or even Sony has, I ASSURE you that maybe 3 or 4 models only would be updated to the latest version of iOS.

42. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

That is why they don't do that.

2. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

A little bit on the aggressive side, but I can see their point. 18 months seems the usual cut-off point for phone software support. But I feel the One S should of at least got two major updates...

25. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Actually Windows Phone receive 24 months of updates from Microsoft, or manufacturers I forgot. It's just a little bit longer. I wonder what will happen when they release WP 9? Hope it's not a mess like the WP 8 time.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

One thing I don't like about HTC, they stop giving software updates to their old handsets while other manufacturers still give support even to their old low end handsets. HTC's strategy is really wrong, they should take note of what Apple and Samsung has been doing

47. gsaran88

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Releasing updates will not mean that outstanding. I am using my HTC One S and its camera clarity,features,touch sensitive,screen clarity,slim aluminium body were far apart from all the models in that price range. Even the multitasking which is launched in os7 by apple was already implemented in HTC One S. It is not which version the mobile runs, It is the user experience and performance

5. wendygarett unregistered

I always love to use nexus 7 and kindle fire as an example of this situation... nexus 7, android update regularly, but what happened after the update? Bugs and crash everywhere... The latest issue is about the lags due to low memory remaining... meanwhile the kindle fire, no jellybean update, no ics update, not even the honeycomb... But why the kindle fire user is the only satisfied android tablet user during every survey? (satisfaction rate almost beat the iPad) simply because of the stability of the device, it has no lag, no bug, and kindle has the least repair rate among the android device... stability > update, if it ain't broke, don't fix it... Or else it has nothing like the facebook update (monthly update yet monthly sucks)

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

hmmmm........nice example +1

10. wendygarett unregistered

While I can understand why this one s guy miffed for the update, sense 5 is so redesigned.... just like during the ics announced, everybody miffed for not getting the ics update because ics is redesigned as well... to tell you the truth, even my friends ( iPhone 3gs user) miffed for not getting the ios 7... its so flat and redesigned... Even the update, it takes time... Ios 7 takes time as well, rushing for update will end up making your phone like Facebook phone, and everybody know Facebook phone sucks...

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'Even the update, it takes time..' HTC announced that they will NOT issue an update for One S they didn't say you'll have to wait. Moreover, the reason given by HTC was absolutely lame to which this guy in the letter addresses (or tries atleast)

48. gsaran88

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Yes HTC does. HTC announced there wont be future android upgrade or Sense. But if you use HTC One S you will feel the performance,features,multitasking and even touch sensitive is far better than iphone 5. If you use it you will came to know that HTC One S will not die just because of updates..

6. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

off topic but related to smartphones. guys,check out 'micromax canvas 4' in google news. u will be shocked.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

WOW.... that's a really nice phone for the price. The only downside I can see is 2000mAh battery and the updates (the irony of this article XD....). Also it may be a quadcore but the structure is A7 so it may not be that powerful as against the modern Krait or A9 or even A15s But no reason I would choose this over Nexus 4 apart from the camera IMO

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

nexus 4 needs more memory,16 Gb is garbage if you can't expand storage, otherwise it's a nice phone

26. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

BLU have a Life Play with only 229 and it's on Amazon right now. On Oversea Electronic they have the Life One and Life View for 260 (included shipping). That's a heck of a cheap phone. Not to mention the Life View has 5.7 inch display. Canvas phones are sold in India as I've heard, I haven't seen it in US yet. But what is the price of an Canas 4 though?

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just glad I never buy HTC phones. They never update their handsets. They suck so badly.

16. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

their handset look ok,but they don't come through with updates. the one s was released april 2012 and now it's july 2013 and they abandon it already,screw htc. that's why they are losing customers. funny how last year so many of their phones just like samsungs couldn't be updated to jellybean now they both release phones with less capable specs that run jellybean. i will alwasy lovew sony,every phone released in 2012 always get updated to the latest android version!

15. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Thats one downer in buying a phone doesnt update. I think HTC should listen to there costumer or they will lose them.

17. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Most People don't buy HTC phones because HTC never update their low end and mid range phones.. While samsung and sony are good at updating their low to mid range phones.. Therefore samsung and sony rule when it comes lesser price phones..

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