Just 15 months after releasing it and give or take our review of it, HTC will stop sending out Android updates to the One S, which was a very well-executed T-Mobile Android smartphone in many eyes. Its update cycle will be halted at Android 4.1.1 jelly Bean, despite a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a full 1GB RAM — no doubt is this a disappointing decision on HTC’s part, no matter how fancy their official statement of it was:
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.
It’s a shame.