1. BataBole's Avatar
    Hello guys

    We all know how things stands for HTC 8S, no further updates, no further support etc.

    I wanted to replace my 8S with 8X but I don't know how far will it go with updates after official 8.1 is released. Will 8X get 8.1.1 update or any next one, does anyone knows?

    Btw don't ask questions like "Why don't you go with Lumia devices?" I don't want to go with Nokia phones just because they don't have Beats audio amplifiers, simple as that.
    09-02-2014 10:38 AM
  2. TheBluesOne's Avatar
    Regarding WP updates? Even HTC does not know. Seriously, I'm not joking.
    09-02-2014 04:56 PM
  3. raptr569's Avatar
    You're probably better off getting the new One (M8).

    As for the beats audio amp, it doesn't have it but does have an HTC active amp. Beats audio isn't all that so I wouldn't worry about not having it.
    09-03-2014 04:12 AM
  4. Rick_Air's Avatar
    Seem as the 8s and 8x came out at the same time, I wouldn't expect HTC to support the x much longer either.
    There'll not be that many people left using them (in the grand scheme of things) to warrant updating them much longer.
    09-03-2014 04:19 AM
  5. BataBole's Avatar
    You're probably better off getting the new One (M8).

    As for the beats audio amp, it doesn't have it but does have an HTC active amp. Beats audio isn't all that so I wouldn't worry about not having it.
    Since I'm from Serbia I know that M8 isn't coming to our market in next 6 months or more. And those phones are EXPENSIVE here...
    09-03-2014 07:31 AM
  6. BataBole's Avatar
    Seem as the 8s and 8x came out at the same time, I wouldn't expect HTC to support the x much longer either.
    There'll not be that many people left using them (in the grand scheme of things) to warrant updating them much longer.
    I don't know what to say. HTC 8X is just between Lumia 820 and Lumia 925 by specs. I hope it will get further updates, there's no reason for not getting them ...
    09-03-2014 07:34 AM
  7. gmerdude's Avatar
    I don't know what to say. HTC 8X is just between Lumia 820 and Lumia 925 by specs. I hope it will get further updates, there's no reason for not getting them ...

    Idk its HTC they don't ever support older phones they haven't even fixed the issue with the beta preview update or said if they found a fix
    09-03-2014 07:43 AM
  8. Cryio's Avatar
    It has been officially confirmed that 8S will receive WP8.1.

    It's also been confirmed that 8X will official receive 8.1.1, so by all means it's on mainstream support.
    09-03-2014 07:53 AM
  9. BataBole's Avatar
    It has been officially confirmed that 8S will receive WP8.1.

    It's also been confirmed that 8X will official receive 8.1.1, so by all means it's on mainstream support.
    That's strange. Where are those official announcements? I talked with HTC UK support team several times and they told me that 8S is not getting 8.1 due low hardware specs, and for the 8X they told me to keep a look on their website for update info..
    09-03-2014 08:52 AM
  10. CowardlyLions's Avatar
    HTC is rather shy about support for the 8x/8xt. It seems they want to just forget about them. I wouldn't recommend trusting HTC to support such an old device.

    Also, beats is pretty useless. I actually turn it off because it tends to ruin the sound quality. It just muffles everything but the bass.
    09-03-2014 09:05 AM
  11. gmerdude's Avatar
    HTC is rather shy about support for the 8x/8xt. It seems they want to just forget about them. I wouldn't recommend trusting HTC to support such an old device.

    Also, beats is pretty useless. I actually turn it off because it tends to ruin the sound quality. It just muffles everything but the bass.

    Completely depends on what type of music your are listening to
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    09-03-2014 10:07 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    8X is a great device and is already running WP8.1 via Developer Preview. I think there is a good chance it will get upgraded to WP8.1.1, timeline is unknown though. Used ones on eBay are quite cheap these days...
    09-03-2014 02:04 PM
  13. kingenu's Avatar
    get a lumia 925 its great as the 8x
    09-03-2014 04:35 PM
  14. BataBole's Avatar
    get a lumia 925 its great as the 8x
    925 is definitely the most beautiful Lumia device on market but it doesn't have loud music output through headphones (I mean none of the Lumias has) like the 8x has. So that's my main priority. Loud Sound and Booming Bass!
    wpn00b likes this.
    09-03-2014 07:30 PM
  15. jomarr's Avatar
    Get a new mid range device.

    ​In 5 hours they will unveil the new 830 and 730. Both are with almost identical specs with the 8X and more!
    09-03-2014 10:10 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    That, and Nokia / Microsoft does support the OS better than any other OEM.
    09-03-2014 10:31 PM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    It seems as though sometimes we miss the point. You want a HTC, not a Lumia.

    Depending on what you can budget for, I see zero incentive to stay on the 8S and no reason to not get the 8X. You will at least get the 8.1 on the international version of the 8X according to what you have learned, so you are ahead to get one. As for future support? Hey, you KNOW the 8S is at the end of life for support, so I would say grab a 8X and worry about the future support in the future.

    In a year, the M8 will have begun to drop in price to where you can grab one of those Bass-Booming-Bad-Boys. Until then, you at least have WP 8.1 on a Beats-Bass-Booming-Bad-Boy.
    BataBole likes this.
    09-04-2014 12:18 AM
  18. wpn00b's Avatar
    get a lumia 925 its great as the 8x
    Get a new mid range device.
    In 5 hours they will unveil the new 830 and 730. Both are with almost identical specs with the 8X and more!
    Hello guys
    Btw don't ask questions like "Why don't you go with Lumia devices?" I don't want to go with Nokia phones just because they don't have Beats audio amplifiers, simple as that.
    That was in the OP! He clearly explained why he doesn't want that option so suggesting it is futile, no? (But to your credit, neither of you "asked" anything)

    I have an HTC 8X also and I just email and tweet them about it. To answer your question, yes, according to HTC the 8X will get it, and according to Microsoft the update is "paused" at the moment.

    I'll keep bugging them until they respond with something other than silence. I don't expect you to bombard them like I am, but please send them at least one message via twitter or email asking for an update on Update 1.

    https://twitter.com/HTCUSA
    https://twitter.com/htc_uk
    Contact Us - EMAIL SUPPORT
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    09-04-2014 06:50 AM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    I miss the Beats Audio in my 8x as well. Definitely the thing I hate about each of the Lumias I've used is the incredibly weak music playback. Get the 8x, better support, better screen, more features, and Beats Audio is still present!
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    09-04-2014 07:02 AM
  20. BataBole's Avatar
    I just got HTC 8x few hours ago and it feels great, running smooth, fast, camera is great and this HD display is awesome compared to my ex phone 8s.

    8x is currently running on Windows Phone 8 OS, and I'm thinking to update it to 8.1 via dev preview program.

    So is anybody facing any troubles with 8.1 on their DP 8x? Maybe some camera problems or battery issues?

    Please inform me..
    09-04-2014 04:36 PM
  21. josepmanel1983's Avatar
    Hi there, the only problem I've had since updating to 8.1 is that the phone becomes a toaster when I'm playing any game.
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    BataBole likes this.
    09-05-2014 05:18 AM
  22. TheBluesOne's Avatar
    That was in the OP! He clearly explained why he doesn't want that option so suggesting it is futile, no? (But to your credit, neither of you "asked" anything)

    I have an HTC 8X also and I just email and tweet them about it. To answer your question, yes, according to HTC the 8X will get it, and according to Microsoft the update is "paused" at the moment.

    I'll keep bugging them until they respond with something other than silence. I don't expect you to bombard them like I am, but please send them at least one message via twitter or email asking for an update on Update 1.

    https://twitter.com/HTCUSA
    https://twitter.com/htc_uk
    Contact Us - EMAIL SUPPORT
    I believe bugging them is a very bad idea. I also thought of sending HTC 1 mail & tweet per day, but thought what if they release an unstable version, keeping in mind just a couple of 8X users? I've decided to wait for the official release and will not update my 8X until 1 month after the release. I also understand that they will not release the update just by us "8X" lovers contacting them frequently. Cheers!!!
    gmerdude and wpn00b like this.
    09-05-2014 09:45 AM
  23. Grimmush's Avatar
    Im all for stabile update and HTC taking their time working on it, but this is downright absurd. Surely they had access to the update long before Microsoft started releasing it to the public, and ample time to work it. And if they didn't, have access to it or time/manpower to work on it, well that's an entire different problem witch should make people that are considering getting new HTC phones, to have second thoughts.
    09-06-2014 12:32 PM
  24. BataBole's Avatar
    Hi there, the only problem I've had since updating to 8.1 is that the phone becomes a toaster when I'm playing any game.
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    Indeed it did became a toaster for some games after the update. Luckily I'm not a gamer though.
    09-06-2014 05:36 PM

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