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

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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One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh
One X+
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Nvidia Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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50 Comments

1. Raifid

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Would be great if they did.

14. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

31. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

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?

40. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

we heard s2 getting 4.2 but nothing happened v ll c

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One word: rumor.

50. g2a5b0e unregistered

Samsung never confirmed that.

2. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

48. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

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

3. jbats

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

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

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

like I said, HTC has a terrible OS support.

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.

30. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

38. Teja171 unregistered

True to some extent

46. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

5. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yet another reason not to buy HTC products

6. jeevan28111992

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 15, 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...

7. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

12. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

32. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Mine s3 working better n battery improves after update to 4.3

47. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

8. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 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

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

19. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Can we please blame it on Nvidia ?! Let's be fair should we. It's also past your bedtime.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

26. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 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

33. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 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...

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

41. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 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.

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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...

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