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  1. TheBluesOne's Avatar
    As posted in Windows Phone User - German site:

    Google Translated:
    HTC 8X will not get Windows Phone 8.1, HTC 8S

    HTC 8X As expected, get the update to Windows Phone 8.1 in the course of November, the HTC 8S is however nothing.

    Opposite Dr. Windows HTC has confirmed that the rollout of Windows Phone 8.1 for HTC 8X is to start in November. For the HTC 8S it will not give the update on the other hand - which is a shame, because app installations have been on the device memory card with its tight internal memory to shame. However, it became apparent for some months that the 8S would go empty, HTC had nevertheless repeatedly stated, the 8X get the update, while always silent on 8S or expressed skepticism.

    Source :HTC 8X erhlt Windows Phone 8.1, HTC 8S nicht

    The headline should actually read: HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1, not HTC 8S
    10-27-2014 09:08 AM
  2. Kavu2's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.
    From the source of the above article, a 'Dr. Windows' ...this Google translation of same ....


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    Windows Phone 8.1 for HTC 8X comes in November, for HTC 8S not
    Published: 10/25/2014 10:39

    Good and bad news for users of Windows Phones from HTC, depending on which model you have: The update to Windows Phone 8.1 for HTC 8X is rolled out throughout November. Reader Andy has the experience in the HTC support chat yesterday, I demand it back again at HTC. From there I the update was confirmed, but it added that it may be "end of November" even before the rollout begins.

    Contrast, poor customer for owners of HTC 8S: for this device HTC currently has no update plans. It must be assumed that the 8S experiences no longer care at the moment. This is bitter because had just particularly benefited the 8S of this update - with Windows Phone 8.1 can be known apps store on the memory card, so that devices with little memory as just the HTC 8S would significantly upgraded with 4 GB.
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    Note: since this inquiry is likely to a German HTC support source/twitter/blog, any extrapolation to the US market could easily differ. But in any event, this is not the most encouraging news. Arrrrgh
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    10-27-2014 09:53 AM
  3. Kavu2's Avatar
    10-27-2014 chat w/HTC-USA support....
    W/re to HTC 8x update to Windows 8.1, in particular to Verizon Wireless (USA)
    Text of interest....
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    Mike: Are you saying that HTC has already released the update to Verizon and HTC is finished with the release process to carriers on your end?

    Thomas B. (HTC support): Yes, it's up to the carriers to set release dates as long as the update has been completely tested and is certified not to cause any issues.
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    htc-chat-log-10-27-2014-croprs25.jpg
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    10-27-2014 02:03 PM
  4. snowmutt's Avatar
    Better than no road map for the update at all.....
    10-28-2014 02:26 AM
  5. colinkiama's Avatar
    8X and 8S users can get the 8.1.1 update via dev preview anyway. Microsoft parched the driver issue somehow.
    10-28-2014 06:19 AM
  6. envio's Avatar
    Indeed, I don't know what Microsoft did since they were the ones to reveal that the issue was with HTC. Then miraculously Microsoft pushed out 8.1.1 anyway, was it them or HTC that fixed it? Who knows, I have it on my 8X now but I'm still hoping that HTC will update the firmware at least once more. It's been a year now since HTC last touched the 8X with any update at all. Shocking.
    10-28-2014 06:33 AM
  7. Xarok's Avatar
    Yeah we have the dev preview... Its great...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...my-htc-8x.html
    10-28-2014 07:20 AM
  8. Rostyslav Gryvnak1's Avatar
    HTC 8X on win or on android the best choice?
    10-28-2014 10:24 AM
  9. Xarok's Avatar
    HTC 8X is Windows Phone only...
    10-28-2014 11:08 AM
  10. mj0's Avatar
    Never trust HTC roadmaps! HTC's unreliability regarding updates is what drove me away from that company forever. I used to own an HTC Android device (HTC Hero), infact it was their second Android device ever, came with Android 2.1. When I bought it Android 2.3 was already out and HTC had official roadmaps for an update to 2.3 for that very device. At some point they silently changed that to 2.2 instead but kept pushing the date further and further until at some point they released a half-baked semi-functional update that killed a bunch of phones. I ended up installing CyanogenMod Android 2.3 on that device but eventuelly went back to the stock Android 2.1 because that, too, was a bit messy.

    That was the first and last HTC device for me ever.
    10-29-2014 04:34 AM
  11. Xarok's Avatar
    Its early November...
    wshwe likes this.
    11-11-2014 05:50 AM
  12. andrew120's Avatar
    I will never buy a non-Nokia (now MS) phone
    And that's too bad because I really like the 8X.
    MKairys and TheBluesOne like this.
    11-12-2014 02:49 AM
  13. wshwe's Avatar
    In this case the blame falls squarely on Verizon. I wish I could switch to AT&T, but I can't.Shame on Verizon!
    11-15-2014 03:01 PM
  14. Skillzs's Avatar
    Has anyone the update untill today ?? 16 November. In eastern Europe there is no update and i don't know if there will ever be... I'm thinking about installing the DP but i don't know if it will work good, I'm affraid that it will ruin my software... If there is somebody that has it, can he tell,me if it works good and if i update my phone and won't work good, how can i reverse the update ??
    11-16-2014 08:11 AM
  15. aos10's Avatar
    Has anyone the update untill today ?? 16 November. In eastern Europe there is no update and i don't know if there will ever be... I'm thinking about installing the DP but i don't know if it will work good, I'm affraid that it will ruin my software... If there is somebody that has it, can he tell,me if it works good and if i update my phone and won't work good, how can i reverse the update ??
    nope
    i live in saudi arabia , no update
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    11-16-2014 11:21 AM
  16. costas60's Avatar
    Has anyone the update untill today ?? 16 November. In eastern Europe there is no update and i don't know if there will ever be... I'm thinking about installing the DP but i don't know if it will work good, I'm affraid that it will ruin my software... If there is somebody that has it, can he tell,me if it works good and if i update my phone and won't work good, how can i reverse the update ??
    I have updated to DP
    no problems my end
    11-19-2014 02:51 AM
  17. Kavu2's Avatar
    Re: Surprise surprise!
    'Late October' >>> 'Early November' >>> 'Early December'
    https://twitter.com/Das_Bishop/statu...46068801814528

    =======================================
    Ryan ‏@Das_Bishop Nov 14
    @htc @WinPhoneSupport
    Any word on 8.1 for the 8x yet. If not im going to have to get a different phone because it needs an update bad.

    -----------------------------------------------
    HTC ‏@htc Nov 14
    @Das_Bishop
    Which carrier are you on?

    -----------------------------------------------
    Ryan ‏@Das_Bishop Nov 14
    @htc
    Verizon

    ------------------------------------------------
    HTC ‏@htc Nov 14
    @Das_Bishop
    We're shooting to push the update to Verizon in early December.
    ==================================
    11-19-2014 10:19 AM
  18. Xarok's Avatar
    Well that's nice if your on Verizon... and live in the US... But for the rest of us??
    11-19-2014 10:29 AM
  19. GeorgeWatkins's Avatar
    what if i have the verizon phone but using on tmobile will i get the update?
    11-19-2014 12:13 PM
  20. champion7891's Avatar
    what about non carrier phones? shudnt they have the update by now?
    11-20-2014 10:38 AM
  21. KevinM1's Avatar
    Keep in mind that even if HTC pushes the update to Verizon in December, Verizon will still likely go through their own testing phase. I'm happy I'm eligible for a new phone in February. I'll probably be able to get a 8.1 phone faster that way rather than waiting for the firmware update.
    11-20-2014 12:47 PM
  22. Skillzs's Avatar
    I have updated to DP
    no problems my end
    11-23-2014 09:58 AM
  23. dol4er's Avatar
    It seems that HTC only cares for whoever bought One M8 so I installed the developer preview and it works great so far. It's been 2 weeks use and I haven't had any issues with it.
    11-24-2014 10:54 AM
  24. to_be_announced's Avatar
    I installed DP for this very reason. Hasn't had any adverse affects on my phone. But then again, it didn't fix the constant random shutdowns of the 8X either.

    Being on Verizon really hampers the update process, it seems. I'm up for a phone update in January and can't wait. Unfortunately, there's not a Windows phone yet available that I want to update to, so will more than likely have to wait until mid year for Win 10. Hoping they come with USB type C.
    11-25-2014 09:48 AM
  25. BonomDenej's Avatar
    Well, it's the end of november and still no update. Even my friend's freaking Ativ S got its update a month ago.
    I have the international unlocked version...
    Last edited by BonomDenej; 11-25-2014 at 11:00 AM.
    11-25-2014 10:43 AM
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