Many HTC One S customers will be disappointed to know that the Taiwanese company will not roll out the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software update or HTC Sense 5 to the handset.
HTC released the One S in March 2012 which came pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.1. HTC placed the One S in between the low-end HTC One V and the high-end HTC One X in the HTC One series of smartphones. However, the One S' hardware specifications are very close to the One X.
The HTC One S and the HTC One X sold in North America have the same dual-core processor, though the former lacked LTE. Many users would have hoped that the HTC One S will get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the company's own HTC Sense 5. But recently, HTC France confirmed to a user on Facebook that the latest software updates won't arrive on the smartphone.
The translated Facebook post (via GottaBeMobile) says "Hello Philippe, we inform you that the HTC One S no longer have access to updates for future versions of Android and HTC Sense. We are aware that this information will disappoint some, but our customers can be confident that we have designed for the One S that offers video and audio experience of the highest quality. Thank you."
Previous rumors also indicated that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5 won't arrive on the One S. Well known HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR previously tweeted "According to @Kormiltsev Head of HTC Russia, HTC One S might not get Sense 5 update due to "technical" issues. So my concerns were confirmed."
It's just been over a year that HTC launched the One S and many users will be unhappy to see that other Android smartphones launched around the same time are getting Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update but their One S isn't.