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[Rumor] HTC One to Get Stock Android Version Summer Despite HTC's Previous Denial

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, May 21, 2013.

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    One of the hot things to come out of Google I/O last week was the news that a Pure Android Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 would be coming. Afterwards, speculation ran rampant that HTC should/could launch their own version of a stock Android version of their flagship the HTC One. Unfortunately, late last week, HTC themselves stated they would not be offering a stock Android version of their device.

    Of course, sometimes companies say one thing, then do the opposite, and today there are new rumors that HTC may have reconsidered their position. Here's a quote with the details,

    Of course, it's important to point out that HTC does already offer a bootloader unlocked developer edition of their HTC One flagship for $650. This basically means anyone can get the HTC One and throw a custom ROM, or just a vanilla version of Android on the device, so we are still skeptical of this rumor. It almost doesn't make sense for HTC to offer this, other than as a marketing gimmick, and/or as a pure Android option to those folks out there who don't like to tinker with the OS of their device. What do you guys think? Should HTC sell a Pure Android HTC One on the Google Play Store alongside Samsung?

    Source: Phandroid
    Last edited: May 21, 2013
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    Only if they sold it on VZW.

    * sadness *
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    With people now going to family share plans it should no longer be an issue for VZW about customers unlocking and using tethering apps.

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    I'd be all over that :O
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