HTC has revealed that it plans to issue all major Android updates to its future flagship devices for full two years, something the company hasn’t been doing until now. While the move is a welcome one, it is not without a catch. According to HTC, the company is only making promises for the North American users.
“We are making a commitment to support all new North America flagship devices going forward with all major Android updates for 2 years after their release date,” HTC USA Product team stated in a Reddit AMA.
This doesn’t mean that users in other regions won’t get software updates but there is no surety.
In an interesting move, HTC has also noted that it is now exploring how it could bring KitKat to HTC One X, no promises though. The Taiwanese manufacturer had earlier announced that it don’t plan to update the phone beyond Android 4.2.2 but during the Reddit AMA, HTC blamed it on NVIDIA for the lack for support for the updates. We are not sure if the situation has changed or what but the company is looking in to bring the update.
HTC One KitKat update arriving on T-Mobile and AT&T in US very soon
In related news, HTC has also announced that the KitKat update for T-Mobile and AT&T versions of HTC One will be arriving in the next few days. The update has already been released for Verizon and Sprint versions.
So, if you own an AT&T or T-Mobile HTC One, you won’t have to wait for long to get the KitKat goodness on your smartphone.