Android head Sundar Pichai confirms HTC One Google Edition, coming June 26th for $599

We're not sure who decided that the AllThingsD D11 conference was the new "it" place to announce some pretty big things, especially since companies have been so excited to hold their own announcement events. But, we've already had Apple's Tim Cook making headlines, and Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirming the Moto X. Now, Android head Sundar Pichai has confirmed the HTC One Google Edition...
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67. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Added that, it will be 32GB.

22. papss unregistered

Not a hard choice between the two ... I'll take the GE One over the GE S4 all day long

26. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

That's great news... and probably this new strategy is the prelude to the death of the Nexus line.

27. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'll that that IPS SLCD 3 screen over Samsung's dim AMOLED.

36. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wtf you think amoleds are dim....have you ever seen one?

44. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I looked at the GS4 in store the other day. On the highest brightness setting, it looked dim compared to even an SLCD 1 screen. It's fine for most/indoor use, but he's right, AMOLEDs are inherently dimmer because they lack a backlight. I'm not knocking the technology, it's just not perfect.

47. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

yes I have seen one.I had a galaxy s II and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Now I currently have the Nexus 4 and it blows away Samsung screens. I do love Samsung but they need to update their screen.

48. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I doubt Samsung is going to abandon AMOLED, since they've been investing in and perfecting the technology since at least 2009. They basically own the AMOLED market. And they continue to make great strides with it. The display quality of the GS4 is really an amazing feat. But AMOLED is still dimmer than LCD and prone to burn-in (as I've seen on numerous display units).

56. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree! +1

70. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree 100%. I love AMOLED, but I could not see my Galaxy Nexus outside at all. It was really frustrating. Using Google Maps and you cannot even see the screen ^_^.

86. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lol yes they are and there's no denying it. Not to say that amoleds are ugly cause they are not , but yeah they are pretty dim. Colors aren't realistic, outdoor visibility is a joke and colors come off to saturated, imo.

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

OLED based screens has more disadvantages than advantages and those disadvantages essential (at least for today).

29. sahil786

Posts: 3; Member since: May 30, 2013

lets hope it will not include blinkfeed...!!!!

31. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its stock ....

34. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't know if I'm the first to point this out, but...isn't this the arrival of last year's Nexus rumor? The one that had us all saying Optimus Nexus, Xperia Nexus, Galaxy Nexus 2? Instead of a single device, the Nexus experience is now shared across all their major partners. So we could yet see a stock Motorola X and Optimus G2 to round out the bunch. All GSM only so far, unfortunately for half of the US.

41. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Personally I think HTC One looses so much benefits with stock... Sense is great ;)

42. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Its gonna be fun to see which device will get android 5.0 Samsung galaxy Nexus LG Nexus4 Nexus7 Samsung Nexus10 SGS4 GE HTC ONE GE Or maybe My Xoom will be brought back to life

43. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Why not all of the above? I hope it's not so resource-dependent that devices only a year and a half old are incapable of running it.

50. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Actually... with all these Google edition phones, kind of points to the rumor that there will be one Nexus phone from each manufacturer. Cept in this case, they're not Nexus, Google editions.

51. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm. Nexus devices dead? Hopefully this doesn't slow down the updates. Before it was make one version for every Nexus device. Now they have to make 3 or more different versions depending on if the X phone is a Google edition as well.

57. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Now that software features are out of the way, it's a battle between : 4.7" IPS Display + 32GB storage + Front facing stereo speakers + Unibody Aluminium & (MUCH) Better design + OIS + Larger pixels (more light sensitivity) + Cheaper + Better mics + Better call quality + Wide angle cameras VS Removable, karger battery + Expandable storage + Larger AMOLED pentile display + Better button placement (Menu button, Power button) + Higher MP Camera + Bigger notification LED + More sensors + Higher clocked processor + DDR3 RAM + Wireless charging. What do you guys think? I'd personally go with the One

60. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

The higher clock processor don't mean nothing....after trying both the one and gs4 at my local sprint store, I can definitely say the gs4 lagged a little bit. Transitions between apps, and the gallery were jerky. Quad core snapdragon 600 @ 1.9ghz lol

64. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I know, we have gotten to a point where MHz are meaningless, and with Stock Android we can be sure the phones will be buttery smooth, but since they're running the same software, the S4 might be a (tiny) bit faster. I just wanted the comparison to be fair so i listed all the pros of each deivce, it's all about what you value most

85. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Ok, but doesn't the gs4 have 2gb ram? Not 3 ram. I was seeing the pros of each device you listed. I don't think the gs4, would lag as much if it had ddr3 ram. If it does have ddr3 ram then lol wow...Sammy needs to optimize their software like a mother******

90. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You forgot the Gorilla Glass 3 and the much better ergonomics and reliability on the GS4. I had to factory reset the One already and lost all my files. Plus the gaps and the overheating.

58. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Fail! no support for tmobile bands

62. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

did you even read the article the last lines state "The HTC One Google Edition will be unlocked and compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile. It will launch running Android 4.2.2 and all updates after that will come directly from Google. "

80. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

this is the same as the unlocked developer version on their HTC website except for the stock OS with 1900 check engadget.com no support for Tmobile's 3G except for future LTE or edge,

76. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Google needs to stop being lazy and give us a Nexus with LTE.

88. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Google Edition GS4 and One both have LTE support; they might not be branded as Nexus, but they give the Nexus experience with stock Android and updates straight from Google
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