HTC One S to miss out on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5, says HTC France

HTC One S to miss out on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5, says HTC France
Quick recovery to all of you, HTC One S owners! Unfortunately, it is now (almost) official. After a month of various leaks pointing towards things going south, french HubFR was the first to spot a comment made by HTC France on their Facebook page, confirming once again that all hope is, indeed, likely lost.

The HTC One S won't be getting neither Android 4.2 Jelly Bean nor Sense 5. This comes after a tweet by the head of HTC Russia, nearly a month ago, confirming that technical issues were plaguing and endangering the roll out of the next set of goodies.

Distrust regional headquarters? We see your point, although in this case it seems very likely that what we're looking at is indeed the case.

source: HTC France via GottaBeMobile

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One S
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.1
    HTC Sense UI

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37 Comments

37. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Wow I almost bought this phone as it was very beautiful. Good thing I chose the GS3 over it.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Par for the course. I wouldn't expect anything else from this crappy company.

35. DylRicho

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Pathetic company. Just see how many p**s*d One S owners there really are! change.org/petitions/htc-give-the-one-s-continued-​support-like-the-one-x

34. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It wont be far that HTC will sink & Google will buy it also. Then with HTC's design team + Google's Android they would make the most beautiful+most powerful devices. Google will rule then..

33. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Well done HTC. You have been successful in driving customers away from your brand. How much more idiotic moves are you going to make? HTC is famous for doing exactly the opposite of what needs to be done to flourish their business. Even if they do normal stuff, they will survive in market. But they are not satisfied with doing the normal, they want to do something worse. Well done. (Example- HTC sense 4 is a heavy UI which is available on low & mid range devices whose specs are not great. This UI creates problems on low end devices & so is unsuitable. All low end devices need to get the new Sense 5 which is much lighter & will enhance the performances of such devices. But NO..!! HTC wont do that. It will put lighter Sense 5 on high end devices which are all-by themselves capable to run smoothly even the heavier Sense 4 UI & deprive the low end devices their services when they desperately need it). As per this news, HTC One S was a high end device when launched & should get the proper care & service. (Now if you dont buy high end devices forget HTC giving any service.) But its HTC. Again they have proved that their engineers are the most talented but management is most STUPID of all. Even a simple shopkeeper knows more about managing a business, making profit & customer satisfaction.

28. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I'm so glad I switched my HTC One S for a Samsung Galaxy S III. smh

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well that's upsetting. Hopefully HTC either fixes whatever issues they were having with the update, or provides a very good reason as to why they can't.

18. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

What a joke. My 2011 Galaxy S2 is planned to get 4.2.2 and a 2012 One S isn't?

25. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

One S is a mid range device while the s2 was a flagship , but if they drop support for the One x , then HTC has some serious update and reputation issues

26. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Okay, what are the chances that 2 generations old htc flagship(like S2) will get an update?

31. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

So how about Desire HD, Sensation ? and how about tons of Samsung mid-range phone keep getting update ?

32. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Sometimes, it's better to admit defeat and move on.

15. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

HTC let me tell you the truth: 2 years ago If I had to buy a new phone, I think of the one with HTC logo on it. But now, after Desire HD cannot get 4.0, Sensation cannot get 4.1 and S cannot get 4.2. That's enough for me. good bye HTC ! not quietly brilliant anymore, now called dying silently

21. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

or quietly dying

13. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Bye bye htc I'm glad I moved to samsung

17. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Too bad you moved..

29. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

I must admit I do miss htc sense, especially the cool flip clock and the weather animations

12. yazlikvillam

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

HTC being an a..hole. how the heck One s wont get 4.2 i wish i havent bought one now cos be same for that next year. rather spending 12 million on a actor should have spend it development i wish they go bankrupt

11. Starscream9

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Htc logic: Launch a new phone every 6 months to gain consumers and forget about previously launched devices. Seriously htc is the only company that is destroying itself for e.g they launched Htc Droid Dna and then after 6 months launched Htc One. with all the gimmicks about dna previously, Now who talks about it? its not even 1 year old....Its all about One rite now and in a couple of months they will launch another phone leaving the One as 'old' and the cycle continues. WAKE UP HTC

22. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

And now butterfly S comming, so I guess things wont change huh?

8. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

typical htc.....after sales services suck.....the htc one s has a hardware as good as one x and even has higher benchmarks. htc will continue to lose and will never gain any market share. also there r rumors that htc one x life cycle will end at 4.2 while s3 will get 5.0....htc is over and doomed as they never update their devices properly(the one s got 4.1 only while the galaxy s2 is getting 4.2).... looks can be deceiving and this is the case with Htc

14. yazlikvillam

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

exacly

6. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

problem is not htc. same as xperia s. Qualcomm did not provide the necessary stuff for companies to build 4.2 on s3 processor

9. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

htc one s has s4 processor not s3....and as far as I know some samsung galaxy s2 and note variants have s3 processor getting 4.2 it has nothing to do with QUALCOMM , it has to do with Htc..also I never heard that a processor doesn't work well on any android version let alone a processor from a big company like qualcomm

10. Starscream9

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Just a manufacturer fail and nothing else. Htc still repeating the same mistake which they did with thier 2011 devices

24. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

@sinple wrong processor.

5. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

How old is HTC One S?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

1 year old.

19. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Oh..... I don't get HTC, why their support time for their own devices is so short?

16. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

It's basically the CPU of a US Galaxy S3 but with a lower resolution screen. Absolutely disgraceful from HTC to not even MATCH Samsung.

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