If you’re living in the states, more there’s a good chance you’ve barely gotten acquainted the buttery new features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean introduced in the last update. It was back in April the T-Mobile HTC One S saw Android 4.1.2 arrive for the device and even more recently, received an additional update to address battery drain caused by Jelly Bean.
If you already had your heart set on your device receiving an over-the-air update to the latest (at the moment) Android firmware — 4.2.2 Jelly Bean — you might wanna sit down. In a quote from an HTC spokesperson, Modaco discovered that sadly, the device will remain on Android 4.1.2 for the remainder of its days.
We can confirm that the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed the HTC One S to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences.
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. A few weeks ago, @LlabTooFeR mentioned that because of technically issues, the device would not be receiving a Sense 5 update. This was confirmed by HTC Russia. No Sense 5, means no 4.2.2.
Looking ahead, this doesn’t mean that HTC is completely turning their backs on the device (which was released more than a year ago). We’re more than certain HTC will continue to support the device with minor future stability updates in the future if and whenever bugs are found that degrade the user experience. When it comes to its bigger brother the HTC One X, it looks like that’s still scheduled to receive Sense 5, as well as Android 4.2.2 in the coming months.
In the meantime you can take matters into your own hands and download the stock Android keyboard, Android 4.3 camera app, and gain a handful of the features introduced in 4.2.2. Anyone with a One S terribly upset by the news?