Bad news, HTC One S users. Despite HTC never mentioning anything about it after the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, it’s now official the smartphone will stuck on this version of the OS forever.
Unfortunately, HTC is breaking its promise of delivering the Sense 5 UI to the mid-range smartphone.
HTC France has responded to a question from Facebook user that the HTC One S won’t be getting any new Android and Sense UI updates. Currently the HTC One S is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ user interface.
This means that the HTC One S will be left with just one major Android update in its lifecycle, which isn’t too bad for a mid-range device, but certainly disappointing considering the capable hardware inside. We suspect the financial troubles that HTC is experiencing lately have contributed to this.
There is an outside chance that this is just a regional thing and other HTC One S units might get the Sense 5 update after all, but we wouldn’t count on it.