Earlier this week, news broke on the possible lack of an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the owners of HTC One S devices, and it seems that they have decided to take a stand on this.
As soon as the info appeared, supposedly coming from HTC France, a petition requesting that the platform be delivered to the HTC One S emerged online, and over 2,000 people have already signed it.
Back in February, HTC promised an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One S, with the Sense 5.0 user interface packed inside, but it seems that the company has changed its mind.
Apparently, HTC is claiming performance issues as the main reason for which the update won’t be delivered to users, but YouTube videos that show Android 4.2.2 loaded on the handset prove otherwise.
“If you're an HTC One S owner, like me, you should be distraught by the recent news and actions of HTC. Not only is the device not receiving Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) + HTC Sense 5.0, but it's also never getting an update again,” the petition reads.
“The HTC One S is still one of the best phones on the market, on par with the dual-core and quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III phones and HTC's own One X. With that being said, the HTC customer service and upgrade service are absolutely dreadful.”
The petition also points at the aforementioned YouTube videos that show HTC One S with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.0 UI on top offering great performance capabilities.
Furthermore, it points out that HTC had previously promised at least 18 months of upgrades for its Android devices, but that HTC One S’s update span has been cut to only 13 months for no apparent reason.
Those of you who would like to have a closer look at the petition should head over to this page. Owners of the HTC One S are also encouraged to sign it.