Jan 15th, 2014


Heads up, HTC One X+ owners on AT&T: the American carrier has approved the upgrade to Android 4.2.2 (and HTC Sense 5) as of yesterday. That news was made clear by HTC’s executive director of product manager Mo Versi, who was even confident enough to give folks an ETA for the update to begin rolling out:

AT&T One X+ users – We have received technical acceptance from AT&T today. Expect the OTA update to OS 4.2.2 + Sense 5 later this week.

Unfortunately, the good news ends there. Earlier this week, HTC confirmed that the HTC One X and HTC One X+ would not be upgraded past Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, meaning dreams of Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 were definitely shattered. It’s sad, but the devices are a bit old at this point, and HTC is about to be on their second generation of devices (the rumored HTC M8 launching later this year) since they’ve been available.

Of course, those who are handy with a root procedure or two shouldn’t have much trouble getting onto newer versions of Android if they really want it. But if you’re not that person, you’ll probably want to look into your upgrade options and settle for grabbing yourself a new smartphone soon. We’ll be looking out for word on when the OTA rollout actually begins.

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