We reported last week that the HTC One S won’t get updated to Android 4.2.2, in spite of the fact that HTC promised updates for all its phones for at least 18 months. Some people just can’t take no for an answer, though, and have decided to formally petition HTC for continued support for the One S through change.org. After all, the One S happens to perform similarly to the One X in standard Android benchmarks, and the One X will get updated. HTC also happened to promise on its Facebook page back in February that the One S would receive this update.
Whether or not you own the One S yourself, you should seriously consider signing the petition at the source link below – especially if you are concerned about Android fragmentation, and if you think companies owe it to their customers to follow through on their promises. The One S is technically capable of running Android 4.2.2, since many in the root world have already flashed Sense 5/Android 4.2.2 ROMs onto their devices, with few if any issues. The more people who show their concern about this issue, the more likely HTC will be to make sure all its flagship phones will be updated for reasonable amounts of time after release – and this could also put more pressure on other Android manufacturers to perform similarly, as well.
As of publication, the petition is approaching 5,000 signatures, which is quite a feat in such a short amount of time. Hopefully, you’ll show your support, too![Change.org] Thanks, Bill!