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Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions are now on their way

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Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Editions are now on their way
Exactly 14 days after the coveted 'Order Now' button was set alight on the Play Store, soon-to-be owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One Google Editions (GE) have started receiving their respective shipping confirmations.

Google must be feeling extra-generous, for users are reporting that instead of the expected 2 to 3 days, the e-mails promise that your stock Android-touting device will, instead, arrive tomorrow. A pretty awesome start of the day for a lot of people, if we're any judge.

A little hazy on the distinctions between the GE versions and the original ones? Well, to start off – both versions of each model feature identical hardware, so you're set on that count. Unlike their respective twins, however, both Googlefied versions will be stripped off their proprietary skins – no TouchWiz for the Galaxy S4, nor Sense 5 for the HTC One. This means no Air Gestures or any other S-branded features for the S4, and no BlinkFeed or Zoe for the One. 

Ouch, so what do you gain that can possibly make up for the above slight? A pure, unspoiled Android experience and, moreover, what has become a noted privilege – you'll be among the first to be graced with the latest Android updates.

source: Play Store via AndroidCentral

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:37

1. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

I thought there was an Xperia Z Google Edition coming out too. Any news on dat?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:11 1

2. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

i dont think xperia z worth a google edition

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:51

3. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

A Samsung S4 Active Google Edition is wayyy better than an Xperia Z Google Edition.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 11:09

4. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

well that sucks for me....i paid more for the 2 day shipping and i see no update on the shipping times....ordered the S4

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 13:37

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

At full price, I only see Google selling/moving 2 million units, if they are lucky.

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