In addition to confirming the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for arrival in mid-June, HTC Russia head Andrey Kormiltsev also has thrown weight behind the announced HTC One S Sense 5 update saying that the update may never arrive thanks to technical issues that are seemingly plaguing the software.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard rumors in regards to the HTC One S Sense 5 update, an update that was originally promised by HTC several months ago. While many other HTC devices that were confirmed to be getting the new Sense 5 update have seen positive information about their updates leak, the HTC One has seen only grim news emerge in the form of doubts about the update.
One source of that doubt has been @LLabTooFeR, an HTC insider who releases unofficial information about HTC Android 4.2 and Sense 5 updates on a very regular basis. Today, he is not the source of the information in regards to the HTC One Sense 5 update, instead, it’s an official from HTC Russia, Andrey Kormiltsev, who is talking about the update.
According to remarks from Kormiltsev, there is a good chance that the HTC One S Sense 5 update won’t roll out, thanks to technical issues that the device is apparently having. @LlabTooFeR seems to think it’s related to the processor types that are on board. The HTC One S runs either a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor or a Qualcomm S4 processor and he believes that the troubled Taiwanese-based company does want to spend the money on porting Sense 5 to work with the S3 models.
@gateways5 пока непонятно. Скорее нет, чем да. Есть сложности технического характера.
— Kormiltsev Andrey (@Kormiltsev) June 4, 2013
That information is unconfirmed but the doubts of Kormiltsev, at the very least, paint a pretty grim picture for owners of the mid-range HTC One S, hoping for Sense 5. T-Mobile owners who upgraded to Android 4.1 encountered a ton of lag with the update so it’s not surprising to see new updates under fire.
This of course is not a death knell and it’s entirely possible that HTC will forge ahead and release both Android 4.2 and Sense 5, or perhaps even Android 4.2 on its own. Still, at this point, HTC One S owners should start preparing for the worst.