HTC UK's Twitter account has confirmed that One X+, the flagship smartphone of 2012 from the company, won't be receiving Android updates beyond version 4.2.2.
In a tweet posted by @HTC_UK in reply to a customer's query, the smartphone maker has confirmed that they would not be updating the One X+ which has been on the market for barely 14 months any further. The smartphone which was launched as a revision of HTC's earlier flagship, One X, came with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and has been updated just once till now which is a disappointing support life cycle in its own.
@davidjorourke Hi. We can confirm that the One X+ will not receive further Android updates & will remain on the current version of Android.— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) January 9, 2014
HTC has been criticized on many occassions for launching phones with an older Android version and then lagging one generation behind in providing updates. Now, the latest move from the company will definitely stick out with users who purchased the latest and greatest device at the time expecting at least 18 months of support.
As the One X+ was the latest of HTC's 2012 flagship lineup, it is safe to say that the One X and One S smartphones will not see further updates as well.