Two days ago, we told you about HTC’s decision to discontinue support for the One S. Vowing the handset would not move beyond Android 4.1.1 or Sense 4, HTC has clearly decided to move on and support newer handsets. A focus on the future and dedicating yourself to more current devices is great, save for one issue: they promised they wouldn’t.
Back in February, HTC promised the One S, along with a few other devices, would get the Android update and a new take on Sense. Now they’ve decided that was not the direction they want to go, and One S fans aren’t happy. A petition is circulating on Change.org, asking HTC to perform an about-face once again and support the device.
While petitions are often more cathartic than effective, this one is right: HTC should follow through on their vow to support the One S.
At just over one year old, the device is still very capable. It was never a top-tier device, but it was an HTC flagship for the One lineup. Considering many users are still under contract with the device, it would be a good idea to support it, and create some brand loyalty. HTC’s new One may be a triumph, but issues like this tend to dog a company well into the future.
While petitions are often more cathartic than effective, this one is right: HTC should follow through on their vow to support the One S. If this is a ploy to get users to update their devices to the new One, it has a very good chance of backfiring. The One S isn’t old, but already forgotten by HTC, and that won’t be forgotten by HTC fans.
The petition still needs 273 signatures, so make your way over and sign it! Let’s hope this one has some legs, and HTC responds favorably to the cause.