HTC One Google Edition confirmed for June 26
Google has confirmed that it will launch the HTC One Google Edition handset with vanilla Android on June 26.
The search engine giant has officially confirmed it will release the vanilla Android version of the HTC One flagship on Google Play next month.
Android boss, Sundar Pichai revealed the news during the D11 conference today, stating the HTC One Google Edition will be priced at $599 (£395).
The Google Edition HTC One will run the vanilla version of Android featured on Google’s own Nexus line products like the Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 4.
Recent rumours have suggested that the HTC One Google Edition will only have limited availability come its June 26 release date.
Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, announcing the vanilla Android version during the Google I/O keynote earlier this month. However, it may only be available in the US at first, with no mention of a UK release date for the device.
HTC One Features
A Google Edition of the HTC One will strip back the HTC Sense UI that introduces the BlinkFeed and HTC Zoe features, replacing it with the au-natural Nexus Android, meaning developers can work with the powerful HTC One without the limitations of HTC’s own interface.
Without its distinctive HTC Sense UI, the HTC One still packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
Powered by a 2,300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery, the smartphone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has an UltraPixel camera with f/2.0 and Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities.
It has a 4.7-inch screen with 1080 x 1920p resolutions and a 469ppi image density protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The HTC One features Bluetooth, NFC and IR LED connectivity as well.
Next, read our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison.