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The HTC One To Get The Nexus Edition Treatment

News   •   Jun 03, 2013 11:01 BST


We have already seen the Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus edition officially announced and the Sony Xperia Z is also available as part of the Android Open Source Project.  What this means that both models can run without the interference of user interfaces designed by the phone manufacturers.  A second Nexus Edition device has just been announced and this time it is HTC's flagship phone, the HTC One.

Following the announcement at Google's I/O developers conference of the Galaxy S4 Nexus Edition speculation has been rife about the HTC One also getting the Nexus treatment.  That speculation can now be laid to rest as the phone has been officially confirmed, much to the delight of smartphone fans everywhere.  The announcement of the new Galaxy S4 model was the highlight of Google I/O and now HTC seem delighted that their own flagship model will be offered on this alternative format.  The model has already sold upwards of 5 million units and the arrival of the Nexus Edition could signify a boost in sales figures.  HTC regard their model as one of the most advanced on the market and the opportunity to enjoy a pure Android experience on this phone will delight many consumers.  Following the announcement about the new model HTC issued a statement which said "Starting June 26, Google will offer a special edition of the HTC One with a “Nexus user experience” through the Google Play store".  Click here for more HTC One News

Smartphone fans across the globe will be eager to get their hands on the new HTC One model.  The phone is regarded by both the public and industry experts alike as the nicest looking device on the market and the prospect of the handset offering a pure Android experience is very exciting.  Another real attraction of this phone is that any future updates released will be via Google and not HTC.  This means that consumers will get the software much earlier as normally manufacturers need to adapt the package to work alongside their own UI and this can add several weeks onto the release time.  On the 26th June the model will get a US release at a price of $599 but UK consumers will have to wait a while longer before the model hits these shores.  Check out HTC One deals here

The HTC One is a leading smartphone and the prospect of a new Nexus Edition of the model will be welcomed by consumers wanting to try out the stock Android software on the model.