HTC One X, One X+, and EVO 4G LTE won’t get more Android updates

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If you’ve got the HTC One X, the One X+, or the EVO 4G LTE, then I hate to inform you that the Android updates stop here. HTC’s UK arm has confirmed on Twitter that these devices won’t be updated to KitKat, instead remaining on their existing version of Android (4.2.2).

While the EVO 4G LTE wasn’t actually mentioned by name, it’s a fair assumption to make. The device is, after all, based directly on the One X. It also wouldn’t make much sense for HTC’s UK brand to talk about a US-only device.

HTC further confirmed this bad news in a statement to the Verge:

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.

This is especially disappointing news, given the fact that these devices’ hardware is more than capable of running the latest version of Android. We also received previous reports that the EVO 4G LTE would be updated to Android 4.3 – oh, well.

[The VergeThanks, Simon!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.