In an unexpected move, Google announced a “Google Edition” Samsung Galaxy S4 at their IO event. This would be a streamline version of the device running only android, no UI overlays or enhancements. Before the news could full set in, wishes and rumors of a HTC One version started to fly. Low and behold, the HTC One Google Edition!
The HTC One will get almost the same treatment as the SG4, it will be SIM unlocked, bootloader unlocked and the 32BG version of the phone. However, the HTC One Google Edition will still feature the Beats By Dre software, which is not a bad thing at all. You can expect it to receive updates hot off the press from Google as well, which is a win! Priced at $599, it’ll be available on the Google Play store June 26th.