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HTC One Google Edition confirmed, seen on stage at D11 conference

HTC announces stock Android version of HTC One, will retail for $599 at AT&T and T-Mobile.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, May 30 2013 1:01 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

In "shut up and take my money already" news, HTC has confirmed that a Google edition of its flagship HTC One does exist and will be available for purchase on June 26. This morning at the D11 conference, Google's Sundar Pichai revealed the stock Android 4.2.2 running device.

HTC One Google Edition confirmed, seen on stage at D11 conference | TweakTown.com

Unlike Samsung who called their stock Android S4 the "Google Edition", HTC is giving the One a subtitle of "Nexus user experience" version. The phone will retail for $599 at T-Mobile and AT&T in the US and will support LTE data on both networks. It will retain all of the features of the original HTC One, but will feature 32GB of storage.

Now time for my rant. While I absolutely love manufactures releasing their flagship smartphones in a stock Android flavor, I simply hate the fact that they lock them down to specific networks. If you are going to sell a phone running stock Android that features an unlocked bootloader, then for God's sake unlock the phone to all carriers as well. There are some of us who are committed to other networks (Sprint) who would love a stock Android HTC One or Galaxy S4.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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