HTC One with stock Android is not happening

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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81 Comments

72. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

39. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

47. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

52. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

So when is the two coming

9. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

I actually laughed at "sense-less". Haha

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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

26. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

an executive at htc already denied it

57. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 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''

65. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

13. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

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

17. wendygarett unregistered

What innovation?

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

An innovation that Samsung don't have.

23. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

go on list them. oh wait, you cant topLEL

27. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

30. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Sense 5 smoothness ★ aluminum ×

68. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC One - Blinkfeed, Boomsound, Ultrapixels. Sony Xperia Z - Water Resistant, Dust resistant. There, happy now?

31. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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

48. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

50. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

59. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

14. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

18. wendygarett unregistered

Stop making the false statement troll!!!

36. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

24. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

>cyanogenmod enjoy your bugs, instability and terrible battery life

32. thequota

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

you forgot to add voided warrenty

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