HTC U.S. Confirms No More Updates for One X, X+
HTC today indicated that the One X and One X+ will receive no more software updates. In a statement provided to Phone Scoop, an HTC spokesperson said, "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." The X and X+ launched in 2012 and were sold by AT&T in the U.S. They were replaced with the HTC One in 2013.
HTC Updates Lock Screen and Sense Home Apps
HTC has made updates available to its Lock Screen and Sense Home apps for the One M9 and other handsets. The Lock Screen gains a significant refresh thanks to Lollipop-style notifications, full-screen album artwork during music playback, and more detailed local weather information.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
HTC's Unlocked 10 Snags Android 7 Update
HTC said the unlocked variant of its HTC 10 smartphone should receive Android 7 Nougat beginning today. The update is being pushed out over-the-air to the U.S.
HTC U Ultra to Ship March 10
HTC has indicated via its web site that the U Ultra, the company's flagship handset for 2017, will begin shipping on March 10. The $750 smartphone comes in black, white, or blue, and features a 5.7-inch screen, Snapdragon 821 processor, 16-megapixel camera, and personalized sound profiles.
HTC Commits to Speedy Android Updates for One A9
HTC said the unlocked One A9, announced today, will receive system updates from HTC quicker than most phones in the market. "This One A9 unlocked edition will provide you with every Android software update within 15 days of when Google first pushes to their Nexus line," said HTC's Jason Mackenzie during the phone's introduction.
Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
If they can't keep these updated through the life of a contract, what can they get right?
Just some perspective:
The iPhone 4S launched over 24 months ago and is still supported with the latest software updates. Not all features have trickled down, but the core API's, etc. have.
The HTC One X+ Launched 14 months ago, was abandoned in under 12 months. As a result, the iPhone 4S is worth about 5 times what an HTC One X+ is if you do a trade-in nowadays.
This is even more...
The Reasons I do not purchase HTC anymore are:...
Yeesh, 'scuse me. I guess I ate that Kit Kat a bit too fast.
The reason why the iPhone trade-in is worth more is because its an Apple product. People will pay m...
right there with ya
Keep in mind...