The HTC One X Android 4.4 KitKat update already appears doomed as a noted HTC leakster claims that there is “zero” chance that the aging flagship will get the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat update from Google.
Earlier this month, Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat, a new update that will be coming to replace the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update that is currently found on Google’s Nexus devices and will be hitting non-Nexus devices in the near future. The company did not detail what will be on board the software but the company is rumored to be announcing the details in October alongside a new Nexus smartphone.
Neither Google nor Android manufacturers have confirmed where Android 4.4 KitKat will be headed once it does arrive but already we’re hearing some early Android 4.4 KitKat rumors that some device owners aren’t going to like.
According to noted HTC insider LLabTooFeR, there is “zero possibility” that Android 4.4 KitKat will land for the HTC One X and the HTC One S. The HTC One X of course was just recently updated with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the HTC One S Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, with Sense 5, appears to have been canned for good, despite rumors that claimed otherwise.
@AnriLFZ Zero possibility…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 9, 2013
While this doesn’t kill the updates, HTC will have to do that itself, it is a sign that Android 4.4 KitKat is unlikely for HTC’s older One models.
HTC, in the past, has left its phones behind after 18 months of support so given the age and circumstances of these phones, it would not be surprising to see their upgrade paths play out this way. Of course, this doesn’t rule out an update to Android 4.3 for the HTC One X though again, given HTC’s history, we would be surprised to see it roll out.
Devices like the HTC One, which will be getting Android 4.3 in the U.S. this month, should get the upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at some point down the road.