HTC might be preparing a Google Play Edition of the HTC One (M8) (It is indeed!)

HTC might be preparing a Google Play Edition of the HTC One (M8) (It is indeed!)
It seems that the HTC One (M8) will also have a Sense UI-free version, as a Google Play Edition of the much-anticipated device is being heavily rumored. Earlier today, most of the new apps from the new iteration of Sense UI already landed on Google Play and a single line of text in the description of one of these, HTC Gallery, already spurred a lot of speculations that the Taiwanese manufacturer might release a stock Android version of its flagship for 2014.


This comes as little surprise – as you might recall, HTC released a Google Play Edition of the HTC One last year, so it would be rather surprising if the soon-to-be-unveiled flagship doesn't receive a Sense UI-free version, which runs on stock Android. There are no clues, however, when the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition would be launched.

You can read our liveblog of the HTC One (M8) announcement event here.

Update: The rumors turned out to be true - the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition is now available for pre-order on Google Play. The device is running vanilla Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is priced at $699.

source: Android Authority

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One
  • 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)
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i hate when companies make same designs so boring.. i dont like the new htc im waiting for the note 4

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Then you'll surely get same design. Atleast HTC is somewhat different from other OEMs in design. Not like Sammy, Sony, Nokia, LG...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC is spreading their One design to their mid range phones...dot.

12. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

looool i bet if htc would be successful the would do the same.. but if u look at s4 to s5 then there more changes than htc one to the htc one 8. there is nearly nothing changed. allmost the exact same phone!! imagin to carry a phone even the specs are different for 4 years (contract periods). i have the note 2 and i will go for the note 4

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

HTC getting hot everyday..

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

so this device will have more free RAM than the sense version, great ram avail is 1600mb vs 1200 on sense

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Waiting for the OFFICIAL camera resolution. It's literally the deciding factor for me.

6. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

In the same boat. For me, anyway, It's going to be this or wait for the LG G3. I know there are a lot of Xperia fans out there, but I have never played with one of them. Certainly not closed to the idea. If the GPE comes out at, or close to launch then I might have to rock the One, assuming the GPE is sooner than the G3.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I wouldn't recommend anything any Sony device before the Z2. If you want to jump ship to the Sony side, get their [current] flagship as it's solid all around.

15. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

This!

7. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

It's 4MP. Yesterday PDA plaza uploaded full resolution images to their Twitter account. I download and it was 2688 X 1520. Actually I pasted in MS Paint and now if am saving those, they are not displaying HTC M8 info in properties, resolution is definitely 2688 X 1520.

13. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

its not 4mp. its 4mp and 2mp or dual 5 on the back you wrong. hello there is two cameras. you talking like we still on the m7

9. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

why don't you wait to see the review first?..

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I take a hell lot of pictures. 4MP is a no go from the start.

14. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

imo 4UP is good enough for fb ,instagram sharing and if u take alot of selfie than you should definately buy this one

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