Google is adding HTC One to its line of smartphones running on stock Android. This great news was announced at the All Things D conference by Google Android and Chrome OS chief Sundar Pichai. HTC One Google Edition will be using Google’s untarnished version of Android. It’s been said that this smartphone will give the same user experience like that of other Google’s Nexus devices. This phone will be available at a price tag of $599 on the Google Play store from June 26. It will be first available in the United States.
HTC One Google Edition will be running on Jelly Bean 4.2.2. It will also have 32GB of internal storage and works with GSM cellular networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. The storage is low when compared to the HTC One Developer version that offers 64 GB of storage.The Developer Edition has an unlocked bootloader.
HTC One Google Edition will also have subsequent software updates provided by Google.This device is mainly targeted at people who don’t like the revisions that HTC and Samsung made to the Android.
HTC One has already stolen the hearts of many by offering a stock Android experience at a price difference of around $50 when compared to the competitor Samsung.
Google has already announced a new Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android which you can buy through the Play Store at a price tag of $649. This device was announced during Google I/O 2013. It will also be available from June 26.
“We’re developing a user experience that scales across the world.
“We’re making Android the operating system that is consistent across all of these devices.” Pichai mentioned
“The challenge is related to what is great about Android. The scale and scope of Android is pretty breathtaking. From a Google perspective, we care about how users use Android and the user experience.”Pichai added on further.
HTC One Google Edition will have a price more than the $199 HTC One at AT&T, but this version of the phone is unlocked. You don’t have to sign a contract with a cellular carrier, but it will work on AT&T and T-Mobile’s network. The rest of the HTC One hardware experience is the same. It has an ultrapixel camera, 4.7-inch, 1080p screen and a quad-core processor.
Google is very much interested in expanding the “Nexus Experience” beyond its own line of devices . You can wait for one more month to see how it provides you that experience with this new device.