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

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



5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

4. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 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


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

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

2. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i dont think xperia z worth a google edition

3. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

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