HTC has certainly caught some flak in the past for decisions to stop providing major updates to some of its flagship hardware, including the One X, One X+ and One S. The company plans to make it up to us, though, because today HTC made an Android update commitment.
During an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, HTC promised to provide major Android updates to its future North American flagship devices for two years after their launch. HTC also shed some light on its decision to leave the One X and One X+ at Android 4.2, saying that it needs Nvidia’s aid to update the international models. Of course, the U.S. One X is powered by a Qualcomm processor, but HTC didn’t think that it’d be fair to leave One X+ owners behind. Due to the “huge stir” that this decision caused, though, HTC says that it’s looking into a way to provide an Android 4.4 update for the One X.
HTC has been pretty on the ball when it comes to updates lately by being transparent about its software upgrade process and rolling out prompt updates to its flagship One. That’s a trend that appears to be continuing with HTC’s commitment today, and I’m sure that this promise will get some consumers more interested in upcoming HTC flagships than they may have been otherwise. Of course, this certainly isn’t the first Android update commitment that we’ve heard, but hopefully HTC can keep up its update streak alive and follow through on this new promise.