“Where’s Jelly Bean Android 4.2?” is a typical question posed by HTC One S owners, and now they’ve got their answer.
The Taiwanese manufacturer has confirmed that the HTC One S will not be upgraded to Jelly Bean Android 4.2 and/or Sense 5 after all, but hey: it has great audio and video, right?
Said statement reads: “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."
That’s a bit like saying: “I didn’t get you a birthday present, but I really like your jumper.”
The HTC One S is just over a year old, but it’s not like users are missing out on much. The big new feature in Jelly Bean Android 4.2 was Photo Sphere. Amazing.
And anyway, Jelly Bean Android 4.3 and Key Lime Pie Android 5.0 are just around the corner. Non-flagships and non-Nexus devices are unfortunately doomed to fall behind sooner rather than later, sadly.
Having said all that, I very much doubt that many HTC One S owners know or indeed care about Jelly Bean Android 4.2. Am I out of line? Launch your tirades below.