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HTC One with stock Android is not happening

0. phoneArena 15 May 2013, 22:28 posted on

During the opening day of the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday, a special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was introduced; powered by stock Android 4.2.2, and sans the manufacturer's TouchWiz, this variant of the flagship Android handset will be priced at $649 from the Google Play Store. So does this mean we might see a (pardon the pun) Sense-less version of the HTC One?...

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posted on 15 May 2013, 22:31 25

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


GOOGLE STOCK ANDROID GALAXY S4 sorry HTC ONE..

posted on 16 May 2013, 03:25 3

61. belovedson (Posts: 1000; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


theres a reason why apple partnered with samsung in the past. samsung is the best

there's a reason why google continues to partner with samsung despite there differences.... they are the best.

there's also a reason why google chose lg for the nexus 4. they are the second best

in other words... no one's going to give a damn that the one never got stock android because well who cares

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:00

76. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I care. Stop speaking for the rest of us please.

posted on 16 May 2013, 13:15

77. abdull10 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Samsung fan boy?

posted on 16 May 2013, 04:06 8

62. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Sorry. But Samsung is the new Apple.

posted on 16 May 2013, 05:10 6

64. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


sorry, but wake up:

"Apple censores your personal emails!"
"iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones"
"Quarter of iPhones have a broken screen, poll says"
"Foxconn's iPhone 5 devices fall below agreed standards"
"Class action lawsuit claims iPhone 4 has defective power button nearly three years after its launch"
"Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android".
"40% of iOS popular apps invade your privacy without any permission."
"Italy fines Apple $1.2 million over AppleCare practices."
"FBI files: STEVE JOBS was a lying, power hungry, mad man"

wake up, such a rotten company is no one except Apple and Microsoft :)

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:29

67. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Google representative told that they know that Samsung S4 with Stock Android is not going to sell well !!
But they did this to have good relationship with Samsung !!

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:58

69. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I dont think Samsung desires for Google Edition = unable to sell eg. Samsung products via Samsung apps into their pocket.

just a courtesy of Samsung to Google I presume.....but a great gift for half geeks and geeks! :)

posted on 17 May 2013, 12:31

81. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


@ SherlockHolmes

Source????

posted on 16 May 2013, 07:59 4

70. ithinkimjoe (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


So, samsung never does any wrong? guess you only see 1 side of issues that happen.

And Samsung is becoming an Apple copy, whether you like it or not.

posted on 17 May 2013, 13:35

82. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


So for you 1=1000000? ;-)
Apple is probably the most rotten company in IT

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:33 19

3. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Kinda sad but I can sorta understand. It would be kinda strange for HTC to sell a developer version (with Sense) and another One (no pun intended) with stock Android in it.
After all the Galaxy S4 with Stock Android is meant for developers.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:45 1

53. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


S4 with stock "meant for developers "? ? ? say that again... this time with sand in your mouth! ... Stock Android is way better than Touchwiz or Sense, all that these two do is slow down the impressive hardware.

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:26 2

66. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Htc One does not lag !!
In fact S4 lags with TouchWiz thats what I read on some sites !!

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:34 20

4. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


To be honest, S4 was the safest bet. Overall best Android smartphone to date with little compromises (not if you're really disgusted with the design), no wonder Google chose the phone.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:38 14

8. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Wow, do we have an automatic thumbs downer here every time someone praises Samsung?

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:52 7

16. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Thats the trend ;)

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:39 4

33. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


You should see what happens when you talk negatively about a Nokia...

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:45 3

40. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Now I see.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:12 2

45. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL.......Even to think about talking negatively about Nokia gives you 10 red thumbs. Dont wanna see know when someone actually does xD

posted on 16 May 2013, 02:16 2

56. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


hahahahaha

posted on 16 May 2013, 04:46 1

63. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Exactly, Google went for a device they knew would be in high demand, a formula that works, the Galaxy S brand. If this does well maybe we will see the Nexus brand going out and Google simply using popular devices. It would be nice to see a stock Android HTC One though, as much as I like my GS4, the HTC One has a lot of appeal, something about that two tone look and aluminum design.

posted on 16 May 2013, 10:49

74. nyuhsuk (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


The thing I don't understand is Google has a staunch stand against SD cards but went with the phone that has one in it, defeating its argument for not having them in Nexus and now, Nexus-like devices. HTC's latest creation would have fit the bill in that detail.

posted on 16 May 2013, 14:01

78. lonehawk2k4 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


i agree that the s4 was the safest choice since its cheaply made thanks to economy of scale so great margins for both google and samsung, selling out like hot cakes so a good market spread, and gives buyers considering a samsung phone a choice between touchwiz and stock android if theyre looking to get a s4

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:35 22

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it doesn't matter. the One is unlockable so you'll be able to flash CM10.1 or whatever same as you'd probably do on any "Google Edition" device. crackflashers don't care what the phones come with as long as it's unlockable and the development is going steady for it.

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:24 3

29. Shubham412302 (Posts: 432; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


you loose your warranty when you unlock your boot loader.
so no thanks.
whereas s4 comes with unlocked boot loader.
even if you have normal s4 you can flash cm without voiding warranty
you can claim warranty by flashing stock rom

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:45 3

34. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


In the world of people who actually flash roms, the warranty isn't an issue. People who flash ROMs typically don't care about their warranty anyway.

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:57

35. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I just realized I worded that redundantly as hell

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:57 1

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


in reality that's more of a scare tactic.
customer support and the people that handle warranty claims usually aren't sticklers about that kind of thing if they even notice it. just flash back to stock and re-lock if you ever have to make a claim. hasn't stopped me yet.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:48 1

54. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


customers are gullible .. when they say 'void warranty' they hide under their beds scared silly. like you said.. just relock it when u need to take it for repairs.

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