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HTC “actively exploring” KitKat update for One X, blames Nvidia for delay

HTC “actively exploring” KitKat update for One X, blames Nvidia for delay
News from Ars Technica:

The HTC One X might get KitKat after all.

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HTC’s North American PR team took to Reddit to host an “Ask Me Almost Anything” session this afternoon. Many of the team’s answers were sidesteps or deflections and it refused to answer questions about upcoming products, but it did provide a handful of responses on the status of updates for some of its older phones. Most notably, the company appears to be reversing its decision not to provide further Android updates for its 2012 flagship, the HTC One X.

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HTC has declined to update the 20- and 14-month-old devices

Last month, the company said neither the One X or the One X+ would receive updates to Android 4.4—both phones were released in 2012 and run Android 4.2, which was released back in November of 2012. The decision was apparently made because the HTC One X+ uses an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, and HTC couldn’t get the support it needed from Nvidia to update the phone further. The US version of the standard HTC One X uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC “and an upgrade would be possible,” writes HTC, “but we didn’t think it would be a good experience for our custom…………… continues on Ars Technica

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