Bad news for HTC One X and One X+ owners who thought they might get future Android updates: HTC has just said users on both phones will be stuck on Android 4.2.2 from here on out. The One X was HTC's flagship device for 2012, and featured a 720p display, polycarbonate body, and dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The follow-up, the One X+, was designed as a souped-up version, bringing with it a larger 2,100mAh battery, more storage, a faster 1.7GHz Tegra 3 processor, and an updated front-facing camera. The news was confirmed by HTC's UK Twitter account earlier today, and comes just 14 months after the One X+'s release.
@davidjorourke Hi. We can confirm that the One X+ will not receive further Android updates & will remain on the current version of Android.— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) January 9, 2014
The company expanded on that in a statement to The Verge:
We can confirm that the HTC One X and One X+ will not receive further Android OS updates beyond Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed both devices to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences.
While HTC did not go into further detail about the decision, the lack of support may center on lackluster sales and the different hardware configurations of the X and X+. HTC pulled a similar move with the One S last year, a device that on paper was still quite capable of running newer versions of Google's Android.