After announcing that the HTC One Mini 2 would not be updated to Lollipop, HTC has followed up with the completely expected news that the nearly two-year old original HTC One Mini would also not receive an update to the latest version of Android.
Again answering a user query on Twitter, HTC replied with the bad news :
@reekeanu The HTC One Mini will not receive the Lollipop update.
— HTC (@htc) May 3, 2015
It’s a bit disappointing, but understandable. OEMs are after the best performance from their phones and if even a small amount of additional lag is found when updating then they are liable to scrap the update. Of course the cynical side also says that the additional development costs associated with testing and developing for a phone which isn’t quite at ‘Flagship level’ aren’t actually worth it.
If you’re an owner of an original HTC One Mini, it’s time to accept your software as is, or check out the custom ROM scene which has options for you.
Do you own a HTC One Mini? If so, what are your thoughts?