If you have been waiting to get Windows Phone 8.1 on your HTC 8X as a T-Mobile customer, your wait is over. According to a Tweet from the T-Mobile USA Twitter account, the company has no plans of releasing any future updates to this device. It’s sad news but it shouldn’t come as a complete shock to many Windows Phone fans. The 8x was released in November 2012 so at just over 2 years old and with HTC still not fully committed to Windows Phone, it is hardly a surprise
The Tweet that brought this to light was a response to a question regarding Windows Phone 8.1 for the HTC 8X and they made it pretty clear their plans:
@Notobadad64 Hi! We have no plans to release a Windows Phone 8.1 update on devices other than the Lumia 521 and Lumia 925 at this time. *CF
— T-Mobile USA (@TMobileHelp) February 9, 2015
Now trying to be the positive guy here… the good news is that the Lumia 521 and Lumia 925 will see the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Unfortunately there isn’t a timeline mentioned so we don’t know when that will be exactly.
So for you HTC 8X users, time to have a re-think on which Windows Phone you want given that Windows 10 is just around the corner.