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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 16 May 2013, 08:10

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


and who do you think is going to warranty repair this phone? Google? Do they even have a working customer service department?

posted on 16 May 2013, 08:19 1

72. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


That is the biggest lie ever, i have an HTC phone with the bootloader unlocked through HTC dev and no it doesn't void my warranty, even mike the creater of Android Revolution has a post on his blog about this.

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:33 1

39. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


You're missing the point, now you have a Nexus device with expandable memory and remobable battery. At least for me those were the only things stopping me from buying a Nexus.

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:59

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


it's pretty absurd to suggest that people will pay twice as much money to have either or both of those things especially the people that know Motorola is about to come out of the bag with something.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:17 1

47. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its not only about expandable/bigger battery and removable SD card. GS4 also has cutting edge specs unlike Nexus 4 to mention few FHD Amoled screen, new powerful processor, way better camera, etc.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:33 1

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


my original point still stands. the N4 still has an impressive spec sheet. the S4 is completely out-valued by the N4 and don't forget that Samsung's software isn't at work on the camera. it's just a difference in MP between the two.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:37 1

6. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:38 1

7. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


So when is the two coming

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:40 2

9. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


I actually laughed at "sense-less". Haha

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:50 7

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


The story isnt complete.
One of the htc employees tweeted "so you can pay $649 for a piece of plastic running stock or..... you can wait"
That pushed HtC to give a statement that htc one google ed will not happen..
Anyway i dont like the tweet, sounds like shes fighting

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:22 1

26. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


an executive at htc already denied it

posted on 16 May 2013, 02:23 1

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


look carefully at what they denied

"HTC is not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One"

pay attention to

'Nexus Edition of the HTC One'

What if they are planning an entire new 'Nexus Phone'?????

''o_0''

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:09

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


HTC ain't even capable of supplying enough One devices due to part shortages so what do you think would happen if they should be the preferred manufacturer to build the next Nexus?

Forget it!

It's not gonna happen for HTC.

Google needs reliable partners who can deliver sufficient quantities needed in short time.
Samsung is the only manufacturer capable of doning so.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:50 18

13. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


HTC One or Sony Xperia Z should get CAUSE THEY HAVE INNOVATION

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:54 8

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


What innovation?

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:01 17

21. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


An innovation that Samsung don't have.

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:17 3

23. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


go on list them.

oh wait, you cant

topLEL

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:22 2

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


Water resistance? Lol
Blinkfeed? ×
Ultrapixel ★
Dual speakers ×

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:25 6

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


Sense 5 smoothness ★
aluminum ×

posted on 16 May 2013, 06:37

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


This summer Samsung will launch a dust/water resistent version of the S4.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/26/samsung-may-launch-a-rugged-galaxy-s4-this-summer-could-counter-new-moto-phones/

Who needs Blinkfeed?
It only takes away a homescreen you can't change with content in different languages :(

Ultrapixels are useless unless you only take pictures in low light conditions and even than the Nokia Lumia 925 does a far better job!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-925-trumps-HTC-One-in-improvised-low-light-photo-shootout_id43032

Dual speakers are a nice gimmick, but when I want to listen to music and have good sound with great bass I'll use my headset ;)

Rest the far from perfect finish from the phone itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwOu5oXpjVQ

So please don't say HTC should be the manufacturer for the next Nexus.

@SonyFindOneDroidple:
See my comment about the finish of the phone.
Sense5 doesn't even come close to TW on the S4 and is a non-issue for a Nexus device.

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:23 12

28. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HTC One - Blinkfeed, Boomsound, Ultrapixels.
Sony Xperia Z - Water Resistant, Dust resistant.

There, happy now?

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:35 4

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


Blinkfeed is just a combination of timescape of Sony, News Wall of sammy, Flipboard, and widget factors..
Boomsound-i still dont know the difference between note10.1 and that htc one dual speakers

Ultrapixel okay

Ip57 is not an innovation

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:19 2

48. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Blinkfeeed-how is that exactly innovation?
Boom sound-really...what is so special between them and any other speakers...even Nokia lumia 925 beats it!
Ultra pixel- only innovation if it worked well...ultra pixels is beaten by almost everyone!

Water resistant and dust resistant-innovation is only innovation if your the first one to do it!

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:24 3

50. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Blinkfeed is almost like Flipboard so no innovation there.

Boomsound is very unique and truly is the only innovation in HTC One.

Ultrapixel is just a fancy word for megapixel. Their camera is not at all that good. Remember PA's blind test in which they stood on 4th position of 6 devices ?

GS4 Active which is about to launch will consist Water and Dust resistance so.....

But truly the reason I think Google went with GS4 and not with HTC One is because they didnt want to stumble over another supply shortage with HTC One which they've experienced with LG for Nexus 4. HTC One had terrible supply issues because of their camera which you might already know.

posted on 16 May 2013, 02:54 1

59. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Sony have AOSP project directly from Google and the FXP team on XDA

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:50 17

14. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Well you guys miss the point! I got the unlocked htc one and love it. Besides I had the sg4 first and it's very true that it over heats to darn fast and makes your screen heat up also. So before you talk sure you can say there selling like hot cakes but nearly 75% are having the over heating issue. The htc hasn't got hot on me yet or force closed like the sg4 does.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:55 11

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


Stop making the false statement troll!!!

posted on 16 May 2013, 00:04 2

36. Azure01 (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Nearly 75%? Can you post a source? I'm not trolling I'm just interested in seeing the report.

posted on 15 May 2013, 22:56 13

19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's okay, even though HTC will not make a stock Android HTC One, but we can still be able to flash CyanogenMod 10 on it. And so, there you have it, a HTC One with stock Android is ready to use!

posted on 15 May 2013, 23:18 5

24. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


>cyanogenmod

enjoy your bugs, instability and terrible battery life

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