Is the Android 4.2.2 update back on for some HTC One S models?

Is the Android 4.2.2 update back on for some HTC One S models?
It wasn't so long ago when HTC France told owners of the HTC One S that sorry, there will be no update to Android 4.2.2 for the phone. Those sporting the phone could have rioted, looted stores in major metropolitan cities, or shot spitballs through straws at those with a smartphone that received the update. Instead, deciding on the pacifist route, a petition went up on Change.org, seeking a reversal of the decision from the Taiwan based manufacturer.

So what did make HTC change its mind from its February pronouncement that the update was in the bag to eventually putting the kibosh on Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One S? A published report on Wednesday blamed Qualcomm for HTC's decision. The report noted that the HTC One S has two different versions. One version for Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 while the other variant has the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 under the hood. The silicon slinger decided to drop software support for the S3 which left HTC in a quandry. The company could spend the big bucks to update the S3 drivers, or cancel the update for both S3 and S4 models.

While we know the rest of the story, it turns out that there could be a revision to the ending. A tweet from HTC insider @LlabTooFer says that HTC has decided to go ahead and update the HTC One S model powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, to Android 4.2.2 after all. This will also include the update for Sense 5.0. There is no word on whether the S3 version will also be updated.

source: @LlabTooFer via AndroidAndMe

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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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10 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Same old android 4.2? ain't nobody got time for dat... But sense 5? Hmm maybe a little :)

5. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Europe Americas n Middle East got S4 i think not the S3

10. DylRicho

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Western EU - MSM8260A S4 and MSM8260 S3 Eastern EU - MSM8260 S3 Africa/Asia - MSM8260 S3 Taiwan - MSM8260A S4 (special edition) US/Canada - MSM8960 S4 South America - MSM8260 S3 :)

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If they can't update it to 4.2.2 at least give it an update to sense 5

2. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

They should update to 4.3 Else it will be bad Just 4.2?????

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Good to know the update is back on. Hopefully they'll be able to work something out with Qualcomm to update the S3 version, but it's understandable if they can't.

4. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

What about the HTC ONE X???

7. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 885; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

HTC is making a big issue for providing small update for the devices from Android 4.1.2 to 4.2.2. If this is the case, HTC owners can forget getting Android 5.0 for any current devices. Not even HTC one will get Android 5.0. Pathetic HTC.

8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Maybe because the devices who will get Android 4.2 will get a upgraded Sense called Sense 5 compared to Sense 4+? I have not seen that many phones apart from the Nexus 4 released last year that got the Android 4.2 update already, so its not only pathetic HTC.

9. LordLust187

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

They've done before and they'll do it again and again until they go bankrupt from all the people getting mad at their lack of support for their smartphones until one day it'll all end with HTC being just as much a lump of crap as BlackBerry and just as worthless, HTC needs to change it way or fade into the background.

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