HTC One S no longer receiving updates only 15 months after release

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Though the HTC One S is still a young phone at just over a year old, its update cycle has come to an end. HTC tells us that the One S will no longer be receiving updates, keeping it on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean at the latest. The device’s 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM should have made it powerful enough to handle any Android updates coming down the pipeline right now, but the lack of continued support from an Android manufacturer remains — unfortunately — unsurprising.

That brevity of support reiterates what’s still one of the biggest issues for Android devices. Even the three-year-old iPhone 4 is still supported by Apple, and will even be getting iOS 7 this fall. Outside of Google’s official Nexus line, that level of support has…

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