'Google Edition' HTC One will be announced next week?

'Google Edition' HTC One will be announced next week?
On Thursday, we told you that despite denials from all concerned, a 'Google Edition' of the HTC One with stock Android would be announced sometime in the next two weeks. Friday's rumor mill has boiled it down even further as a published report has the Sense-less HTC One getting unveiled some time next week.

Buyers get a sleek, sexy device running stock Android and benefit from quicker updates to the Android OS. HTC gets a bigger profit margin since they won't have to pay licensing fees on Sense-related content. One insider said that in exchange for receiving the new Android code early, both HTC and Samsung will have a deadline by which each update must be pushed out.

One problem that might need to be corrected with a change to the hardware is the question of the on-screen menu key that the HTC One uses. Google does not want the Taiwan based manufacturer to hide the menu button, so we could see a long-press of the back button become the solution there. Obviously BlinkFeed would be gone as well as Beats Audio and some functionality could be removed from the UltraPixel camera.

So far, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has outsold the HTC One by a 2 to 1 margin in the marketplace. It will be interesting to see if that ratio remains with the 'Google Edition' of both handsets.

source: AndroidCentral

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18 Comments

1. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

oh God, I'm so excited!

17. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

still would like to know why all these phones have to be so damn expensive, seriously!

2. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

I want one !!!!

3. papss unregistered

Me too!

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If companies were smart they will put all their phones with stocked android on every carrier. Then they can sell millions of units instead putting their own UI interface

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

what they would need to do is to allow users to choose a stock android interface or the manufacture's custom skin eg. htc sense Samsung touchwiz etc

5. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Can't wait hopefully verizon can get this One

6. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

i wish they also announced a stock Z.thats just dreaming

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What about a stock G Pro? That's just dreaming as well.

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

but im worried whether this stock experience will ultimately end the "nexus " series

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No, it won't. Don't worry! :)

7. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This could actually get HTC back on the map. HTC is finally thinking outside the box and this would get people to buy the device. I dont know if it'll make them better than Samsung as the top Android manufacturer, but its a start

8. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I know I'm in the minority but I actually like HTC's interface on the HTC One. I was a huge fan of Sense on Windows Mobile and as a Windows Phone 7/8 user the interface on the One is what caught my eye on this phone along with the great build quality. I've always been an HTC fan and I'd consider picking up this phone if I ever went Android but only with the HTC original interface.

10. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I can't help but think of the 5 Nexi the rumored last year xD

13. wendygarett unregistered

I wonder how does it looks like where only 2 buttons available on HTC one... Pftt

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Pftt? Wendy, have you tried the HTC One before? If you didn't, then don't spit. Pftt.

14. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i might as well get ready to ditch my iPhone 5.

15. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Come to Verizon and I will buy it in a second

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