Sunday , June 25 2017

HTC: No ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One will launch

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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 is not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One”

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?

 
Source: Techno Buffalo.

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I’ve heard on reasonably good authority that there will be a Google HTC One in the summer (northern hemisphere).

Stephen Herbert
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I definitely would have bought a nexus edition of the htc one. (hard to say that without saying htc nexus one)

Instead I’ll buy the nexus galaxy s4, oh well.

ZN
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Snse 5 is actually not as bad as you think it is. Coming from a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 4, I actually find Sense 5 very pleasant to use and probably better than stock Android.

cdbragg
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cdbragg

Would love an HTC One with stock Android.

spentan
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spentan

If only they upgraded the Xperia z software as quickly as Google does for its nexus devices, then it’d be the GOAT

HH
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Too late, I just got a GS4 to replace an Incredible S. The most important thing to me was the screen and I liked the GS4’s. If I could have had a One with stock android I would have taken that. However a GS4 with stock android would have won.

LegoVader
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LegoVader

Im not a fan of the plastic back of the S4 but a carbon fibre skin can make almost anything look kickas$ … So bring on the Nexus 4S

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Personally I’m not phased, sick of this “build quality argument when aluminium is prone to dents, chipping and is just as likely to break as a plastic build.

Sujay Vilash
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Sujay Vilash

Don’t forget scratches and scuffing like my 4 day old Silver One has. I actually didn’t expect the scratches or scuffs. 🙁

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Unfortunate mate.

Sujay Vilash
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Sujay Vilash

I’m just glad I changed my mind on getting a black one (got a Silver instead). Can you imagine how terrible the black would have looked with these scratches and scuffs ? Downside of aluminium, I suppose. The sad part is that the scratches and scuffs happened in my pocket (against the 2 x $1 coins that I had in there). Got my new case so it shouldn’t too much of an issue now.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Yeah, I don’t think metal phones are really worth it IMO. I mean I have a Nexus 4 but I got a case ASAP.

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I would throw my wallet at the screen if HTC brought one out.

Samsung devices with their plastic build and AMOLED screens don’t do anything for me.

Joshua Hill
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All phone manufacturers should offer a stock phone through the play store in addition to their own versions. I would have thought this was a no brainer.

Rami
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Rami
Honestly, I have a SGS4 with touchwiz and I’m eagerly awaiting a stable build of CM, AOKP or PA! In my opinion, Bloatwiz has completely ruined a very nice piece of hardware, so much so that I am contemplating ditching team Samdroid and going for the One! I think the google edition S4 will absolutely FLY! I’m just curious as to whether it’ll be the equivalent of the 9500 or 9505 though. Also it’ll be nice to have more than 9.4GB free space on a 16GB device :/ If I had the choice between a S4 Nexus or a One… Read more »
Hikari0307
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Hikari0307

It will probably the equivalent of AT&T’s S4 since it’ll work on their LTE network which the i9505 doesn’t support. Basically the same as the i9505 in specs but support less 3G and different 4G frequencies.

David Anderton
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would prefer the one over the S4

SammyK300
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SammyK300

I’d take a HTC Nexus 5
Don’t know if I’d bother upgrading my One to a Google Experience version.

James Finnigan
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Absolutely! The things that I would do to that device… *drools*

Member

The earlier HTC tweet – “So you can pay $649 for a piece of plastic running stock or… You can wait :)” – could have hinted that HTC are developing an actual Nexus device. This just clarifies that the HTC One model won’t be getting the pure Google treatment.

Member

If HTC released a Nexus version of their HTC One I’d be ALL OVER IT. No question. Sold.

This Galaxy Nexus S4 thingy is just a demonstration of what is possible – Google picked the wrong flagship phone!

Member

In other ways, they picked the right flagship phone as now there’s a pure Google experience with SD card and removable battery.

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Matt

Battery sure but if SD card was the problem then they could just ship the Chinese model which does sport an SD card slot.

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I wasn’t suggesting that Google deliberately chose the S4 because it had a SD card. In fact, it’s more likely quite the opposite and they chose it despite it’s SD card slot. I was just saying it was fortunate for many potential buyers that they did. If there was a HTC One with stock Android, Google certainly wouldn’t go out of their way to try to convince HTC to ship a version with SD card slot (like the Chinese version) as they are on record as being opposed to the concept of SD cards in Android phones in general.

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As I’m only buying Nexus devices in future, I will consider any device that is easy to root and running stock Android (for quick updates) when I buy my next phone. I like the look of the HTC One.

DF
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Definitely would go for an HTC One with stock Android over an S4.

antzpantz
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Totally! Even thought the Sense 5.0 experience has been quite pleasant.

Blake
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Blake

No point in nexus edition of the one, it doesn’t have the touchwiz problem. The only downfall of the S4 is that is loaded with samsung bloatware. This is good, now will we get a 32GB and will it remain with the same internals (including sd card slot).

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