'Google Edition' HTC One will be announced next week?
posted by Alan F. / May 24, 2013, 10:31 AM
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.
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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oh God, I'm so excited!
posted on May 24, 2013, 10:36 AM 11
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
posted on May 24, 2013, 10:39 AM 1
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i wish they also announced a stock Z.thats just dreaming
posted on May 24, 2013, 11:00 AM 2
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What about a stock G Pro? That's just dreaming as well.
posted on May 24, 2013, 11:05 AM 1
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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
posted on May 24, 2013, 11:01 AM 3
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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.
posted on May 24, 2013, 11:02 AM 2
I wonder how does it looks like where only 2 buttons available on HTC one... Pftt
posted on May 24, 2013, 11:27 AM 0
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