Owners of the HTC 8XT on Sprint's network will have to wait even longer to get their promised over-the-air update to Windows Phone 8.1 as a company rep stated today the update won't be coming out until early December.

A few weeks ago, HTC indicated that the update might come out in November, but according to what the person behind the official HTC USA Twitter account told a customer today, "At this time, we're working to deliver the update early Dec for the Sprint 8XT."

This is obviously disappointing news, but it's also not unexpected as Windows Phone 8.1 updates have been slow to arrive to HTC devices. It doesn't help matters that Sprint is not a big supported of the Windows Phone ecosystem in general.

Source: HTC (Twitter) Thanks to dorelse for the tip!