HTC Declines Lollipop Update For HTC One Mini And One Mini 2 Users
The original HTC One Mini and one of the company’s last year flagship devices, One Mini 2, will not get Lollipop update, according to a media report. The news might disappoint users of the said devices who were promised the up-gradation a year ago.
“When you buy the best it should stay that way. Step up to the HTC One, HTC One max, or HTC One mini and enjoy these benefits. Want the latest Android update? We are committed to keeping you current,” HTC had said on an HTC Advantage ad.
“Keep Your HTC One, HTC One mini or HTC One max up to date with the major Android updates for 2 years from the launch date of your HTC device.”
While HTC One mini was originally announced back in July 2013, One Mini 2 is barely a year old. The company hasn’t explained the causes behind altering its plans of releasing update for the latest One Mini 2. A sort of lame rationale has been put forth by tweeting on Twitter.
“@Snehal_Salsabil The HTC One Mini and HTC One Mini 2 will not be receiving the Lollipop update due to non-optimal performance,” said HTC in the tweet.
HTC’s decision is both surprising and disappointing for the buyers of One Mini 2, who spent dollars a year ago. The scenario becomes more pathetic for them when other vendors are updating even their older devices. Motorola, for an example, has released Lollipop for its 2013-2014 launched handsets. Similarly, Sony has announced to roll out the update for its entire Xperia Z line up.
The last sentence is: the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has decided to struck One Mini 2 users with outdated Android KitKat.