While HTC hasn’t explicitly said anything about the future of HTC One X Android and Sense updates, the future is looking extremely bleak, as a noted insider claims that the HTC One X likely won’t be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or the upcoming Sense 5.5 update and will instead remain on Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.
HTC is no longer in the business of talking about software updates well ahead of time. Instead, it chooses to communicate with its users when it’s extremely close to an update. This is great for those that own new devices but for those that are stuck with an older smartphone from HTC, it often means long waits for information in regard to big time updates.
Right now, HTC is talking all about the HTC One Android 4.3 update and the Droid DNA Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 update but it isn’t talking about the upgrade paths for older devices, devices like the HTC One X. And as we’ve pointed out, the future of old HTC devices is not looking pretty.
Insider LlabTooFeR has been leaking HTC update information for several weeks now and all of that information has helped to paint a grim picture for not only HTC One X owners but for other owners of HTC devices. Android 4.4 KitKat looks like it won’t hit several of HTC’s current devices and in the case of the HTC One X, it’s looking like it will stay on Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.
@Lukazvonar1 I think so
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 28, 2013
Several weeks ago, the HTC One X Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update began rolling out and in the weeks ahead, it will come to even more devices including the AT&T HTC One X. However, it looks like the HTC One X’s upgrade path might stop right there.
@roshan_sunkara It won’t get Sense 5.5…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 29, 2013
LLabTooFeR claims, once again, that the HTC One X won’t get Sense 5.5 and that he doesn’t expect it to get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean either. The door remains open for updates but it appears to be closing fast and at this point, HTC One X owners need to start tempering their expectations as news continues to fall on the bad end of the spectrum.
Android 4.3 was first released back in July alongside the Nexus 7 and it will soon be replaced by Android 4.4 KitKat. Sense 5.5 still isn’t official though rumors suggest it will arrive with the HTC One max, a large screen HTC One that is expected to debut in mid-October.