Ah, smell that? thats the smell of tears from a person who spent NZ$899 on a HTC One X only to find that a little over 18 months later they’ve got an unsupported device that HTC has no interest in providing Android 4.4 for. The HTC One X was released in New Zealand on April 2012 through Telecom’s XT Network and later on they started bundling free of charge Beats earphones with the phone to get people interested in the device. Here we are January 2014 and it appears that the NZ$899 you shelled out is going down the toilet – once again I’m vindicated that if you purchase an Android phone you either get half assed half baked buggy updates that are late OR you’re thrown under the bus within 2 years. Lets have a look at the Apple world where if you bought an iPhone 4 as soon as it came out (June 2010 in the US so lets throw 6 months on for delivery to New Zealand because I’m feeling generous thus the launch date is 1 January 2011) which means that you’ve got a 3 year old phone STILL receiving updates where as a phone bought in April 2012 has already been abandoned. Someone please tell me how that is supposedly ‘good value for money’ compared to the ‘Apple tax’ that haters keep crapping on about? paying a grand up front with 3 years (and continuing) worth of support or spend NZ$899 and find you’re thrown under the bus in just slightly over 18 months. Yeah, you keep chanting about that Apple tax and I’ll cry myself to sleep enjoying those things called ‘updates’ that rarely arrive for Android phones.