HTC has been sending out the Android 5.0 update for the One M8, M7 and a couple of other devices. However, the smartphone which was launched right after the One M7 in 2013, the One mini will reportedly be exempt from this list. It is said that the smartphone will not receive Lollipop treatment over performance related concerns.
The One mini 2 was originally said to be skipping the update as well, so it doesn’t surprise us that the predecessor has been left out by the company. This essentially means that the smartphone will remain on Android 4.4 till the end of its days, which is very unfortunate for owners of the smartphone.
For those curious, the One mini features a 1.4 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC and 1GB of RAM on board, so we’re not really sure if performance would have been a concern, especially considering what we’ve seen from Motorola and other OEMs who specialize in budget offerings. The simpler explanation here could be that HTC simply doesn’t think it’s worth the time to update the One mini and the One mini 2. What do you think?
Source: @HTC – Twitter
Via: Mobile Syrup