Earlier this morning, Google’s Hugo Barra announced a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android and covered by the Nexus experience. It’s a pretty big deal, and it’s even more awesome to see Samsung doing it with their flagship device. In the same breath before unveiling the device, he noted the HTC One as being a great Android device which foreshadowed the idea of a Nexus experience HTC One. Well HTC have just nipped that in the bud.
HTC are obviously quite content with their Sense-laiden device that they don’t see a need to ship a HTC One via the Play Store that runs stock Android with updates provided by Google. What HTC are missing, however, is the rapport that a device like this gives them in the developer/tech-head community.
Would you guys jump onboard the HTC One bandwagon if you could get a pure Nexus experience with it?