As if people weren’t pissed enough at HTC for their sub-par performance these past couple of years in the mobile wars, the Taiwanese have just managed to increase the rage and hate by confirming the immediate software support halt for the One X and One X+.
Currently running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 UI on top, the former flagships, now solid upper mid-rangers, should on paper have no problem in supporting the two newest flavors of Google’s mobile OS: 4.3 JB and 4.4 KitKat.
Both handhelds pack 1 GB RAM, paired with 1.5 and 1.7 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 CPUs, while KitKat was reportedly built with devices sporting just 512 MB of memory in mind. As for processors, the OS can probably work silky smooth on dual-cores clocked as low as 1 GHz.
Yet according to HTC UK’s official Twitter handle, there’s no 4.3 or 4.4 bump in sight for the duo. Which makes even less sense when assessing One X and One X+’s age: 20 months for the former, less than 14 the latter.
What happened with guaranteed 18-month software support, Google, HTC? Oh, right, the OEM has bigger fish to fry, what with the M8, aka One Plus, looking to take on the heavyweights of tomorrow. Too bad no one’s going to care after this latest stunt.
Via [HTC UK Twitter]