No Lollipop for you! HTC One mini 2 will not be updated

No Lollipop for you! HTC One mini 2 will not be updated
A tweet from HTC in response to a question about the HTC One mini 2 reveals that the handset will not be receiving an update to Android 5.0. The phone, which was launched exactly a year-ago yesterday, carries 1GB of RAM and features the Snapdragon 400 chipset inside. The One mini 2 was supposed to be a compact version of the HTC One (M8) and offered a 4.5-inch Super LCD 2 screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280.

According to the message that was sent from HTC's Twitter account, "We determined that Lollipop on the One mini 2 will not provide an optimal experience; it isn't scheduled to receive the update." HTC's Mo Versi tweeted back in March that only the Google Play edition of the HTC One (M7) would be receiving an update to Android 5.1. HTC had guaranteed that the model would receive updates for two years from its launch date, but that time period had expired. A subsequent text from Versi hinted that HTC brass was reexamining the situation.

Back in the summer of 2011, HTC originally said that it would not update the HTC Desire to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) due to the lack of storage space on the handset. The manufacturer had originally said that the model would be receiving the update. A few days later, a tweet from HTC tersely announced that it had changed its mind once more and the HTC Desire was once again scheduled to receive Android 2.3.

Considering HTC's history of flip-flopping in similar situations, HTC One mini 2 owners should probably wait a week to see if the company changes its mind.

source: Reddit via AndroidAuthority

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One mini 2
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(16.2h 3G talk time)



1. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

What a joke. A phone that is less than a year old with weaker specs than the Moto E 2015 and it can't be upgraded? Step your game up HTC.

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's the bitter truth of the MINI series of flagships...

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol Z3 Compacts still hangin like a champ tho

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's the major difference between a COMPACT and a MINI phone. Sony has done a remarkable job in creating their COMPACT series.

44. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The Z3 compact did cost as much as a regular flagship device and much more than the mini devices.

47. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You can find the HTC here on amazon for $500. You can find the Z3 Compact for $460 or on ebay for around $390. BUT its SoC justifies the price. And the Moto G for $200 with the same SoC.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I don't understand why the Desire 816 got the 5.0 update but this phone won't.

59. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Beauty of Android: consumers get backstabbed

2. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

This is where iOS and windows phone beat android

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Android has like 20000 more devices then iOS and WP combined and still not of all their devices dont have latest release lol

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Maybe THAAAAAT phone... But not my old Galaxy Note 1, that I gave to an Uncle of mine, still on KitKat 4.4.4... Beats ios or windows in features. O.o

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Custom ROMs don't count! With Jailbreak iOS easily beats WP and Android in terms of features, but we talk about stock experiences. Note go 4.1 as I remember, my 4S will get 8.4 and no, newest updates don't slow my phone, 8.1.2 fixed that and now it's as smooth as on iOS7. Your Note can only dream about such manufacturer support.

24. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

>Custom ROMs don't count! >Jailbreak iOS easily beats WP and Android LOL should I say anything else about this moronic sentence? From version 4.0 and after Android has more features then iOS or WP, hell even 3.0

43. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Ehh all this Android vs iOS is such touchy topic. I wrote jailbreak as an example of modyfying OS, then stated that we re talking about stock experience so it doesn't count. Please twist my words. I am not fan of any company, I like IOS for it's music capabilities but without jailbreak it would be unusable. My buddy still got S3 and it's stuck on 4.3 so it got 3 updates and runs like complete piece of crap, I bet same goes for Note, it's fact that such old phone like 4S runs better than these two. I'm waiting now for another moron to shout: it's because iOS has no features! You're right my friend, but with jailbreak you can get ALL those features and not lose fluidity.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh my 4s work phone runs like s**t now, nothing to brag about. And I wouldn't actually call that support. Android 4.4 kitkat and android 5.0 are drastically different. iOS 1 - 6 are practically the same and iOS 7 is the only true revision and that will go on until iOS 13. If you want to brag about that, then it's fine. But really, it's nothing to brag about. Apple only has like 4 devices to worry about at a time and all of their devices can run an ancient IOS OS easily. Other manufacturers would do the same if they could, unfortunately other manufacturers don't have a following of sheep that praise them for rehashing the same software and hardware over and over again.

27. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Jailbreak ios is almost as good as non rooted android you mean. There is almost nothing android can't do already without rooting the device. And the ios nr doesn't count as much as you don't get all the improved features. Those are only for the new iphones

32. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Such ignorance in a single comment, very pitiful indeed.

54. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Please! My iPad is jailbreaked and it still doesn't match android out of the box. Most of cydia tweaks are sh*t and the useful ones are paid. Seriously paying for the bluetooth data transfer capability? And the pirated tweaks miraculously slow down the device. Android is way more functional and feature packed. And if you want more, get rooted and install Xposed, Xposed PWNS cydia easily. Don't even get me started over the shi**y winterboard theme engine.

56. anas_12345

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

the word ''features'' is the only word android users say :D i used to when i owned galaxy S 3 .. and when i recognized that i was fuked by a so laggy phone recieves no updates .. i turned to IOS and feeling grateful to Apple

10. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Unfortunately true. On the other hand the community can do updates long after the manufacturer stops. I just put my note 2 on ezkat and it fixed a rebooting and freezing issue I had on stock.

14. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Aside from Nokia there are no other WP to even gauge by. Microsoft doesn't have any minimum standards of updating either, FYI. This is HTC being HTC. They WILL NOT UPGRADE ANY NON FLAGSHIP PHONES. Don't like it, don't buy from them. They'll be gone before you know it.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The lumia 800 didn't even get one update. Lol They had to redo windows phone from scratch so they had to ditch the older devices remember.

38. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Newer iOS versions for older models only has performance decrease written all over it. Basically, Apple pressures you to upgrade to newer models by slowing down your phone, but tricking you to thinking that you're in for new software. WP 7 was pretty bad. And tbh, WP may update your phone, but the ecosystem is dang sketchy.


Posts: 933; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

And people moan about Samsung! Galaxy S4 2 years old and gets Lollipop!

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep thats true. Samsung, LG and Sony are trying to upgrade their phones to 5.0

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The Galaxy S4 was a flagship. This was never a flagship.

55. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You know how much the One mini 2 cost right? It was more expensive than GS4.

57. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I now downloading Lollipop for my Note Pro 12.2 LTE. I intend to root it as its already out of warranty.

4. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

HTC ripping people HTC play fair or go home

34. gaming64 unregistered

For a 17 year old boy who claims to call himself a scholar, you must be a real ignorant fool. Fine! Spread your opinion but dont let yourself give in to arrogance and ignorance.

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