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Reliable Developer Indicates HTC Is Backtracking On One S Update Situation, S4 (Ville) Variant May Get Android 4.2

Community developer LlabTooFeR has reason to believe that Android 4.2 will, in fact, be coming to HTC's One S. A series of tweets late last night between Llab and a few followers indicate that the One S "Ville" model (the version using a Snapdragon S4 processor) will receive Android 4.2 one way or another.

The tweet directly contradicts an official statement from HTC two weeks ago that all One S handsets would be left on Android 4.1 with Sense 4+.

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HTC Confirms One S Will Live Out Its Days With Android 4.1 / Sense 4+, Still No News On Future One X / One X+ Updates

HTC has confirmed that the One S - something of an unloved stepchild in the 2012 One line of phones - will not be receiving any future Android or Sense version upgrades. We contacted HTC and received a similar statement: the One S will be staying on Android 4.1 with Sense 4+.


The One S received its last major update in December, which was the aforementioned Android 4.1 / Sense 4+ firmware. This news isn't particularly surprising, given that the One S was something of a specification oddball in HTC's lineup. It sported a rather rare MSM8260A Qualcomm chipset (some versions even had older S3 processors), and its qHD SAMOLED panel was another strange choice given HTC's penchant for LCDs.

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