There is nothing worse than a company going back on everything the have promised their customers. HTC has been guilty of this in the past with the HTC Desire HD and today they have announced a similar situation with the HTC One S.
We would like to ask you all to sign the petition we have created to have the decision reversed. Even if you are not an HTC One S owner, this sort of behavior is unacceptable and there is nothing to say that if left alone it couldn’t be your handset next.
The HTC One S was released in April 2012 and less than 16 months later the company have announced they will no longer provide software updates for the handset.
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“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.”
This goes against all the HTC and it’s CEO Peter Chou has said about the handset and the company strategy.
“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
HTC will be offering upgrades to some of its existing devices in the next few months, including global variants of HTC One X, One X+, One S and the HTC Butterfly. Also, note that some features enabled by the new HTC One hardware will not be available in the software updates.
@joe70559251 We will be releasing Sense 5 to global variants of the One S, but we haven’t outlined a timetable yet.
@carlpriisholm We will be offering Sense 5 to some existing devices, including global variants of One X, One X+, One S and the Butterfly.