HTC One Google Edition: limited run only

HTC One Google Edition: limited run onlyWe’re all talking about the HTC One Google Edition as if it’s a done deal (contrary to what HTC says), and today is no different.

The latest whispers suggest the still-entirely-unofficial HTC One Google Edition will arrive in very limited numbers. Like, incredibly limited.

That’s the story over on Pocket-lint, with credit going to anonymous “sources familiar with the matter”.

Specifically, the sources say we should expect "around 1 per cent of total sales of the device so far".

With HTC saying it’s shifted five million HTC One units, that’d suggest we’re looking at as few as 50,000 HTC One Google Edition handsets.

Rumours of an HTC One Google Edition surfaced after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition at Google I/O 2013 a few weeks ago. In theory, the handset would ditch Sense in favour of stock Android.

The Taiwanese manufacturer was quick to quash, telling TechBuffalo: “HTC is not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One.” Not much room for interpretation there.

However, the rumours refuse to disperse. Last week, we were told to expect an HTC One Google Edition announcement “in the next two weeks”. Maybe next week then?

Actually, that’d fit nicely with my half-baked conspiracy theory of everyone announcing new stuff just as WWDC 2013 gets underway.

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Stelph  May. 29, 2013 at 13:15

I have to admit, im not sure what Google is up to with its "google edition" S4 and HTC one phones. Vanilla Android is just plain dull and doesnt even have iOS's advantage of being instantly recognisable, add to it the fact that it doesnt make the phone any cheaper and it just makes me think its a fiendish plan by the manufacturers to make people say "all is forgiven, give me back touchwiz!"

judgey  May. 29, 2013 at 15:51

I completely disagree, i think pure android is much better then u can change if it need be... I got sony z and its great having a bare minimum

9El9Nino9  May. 31, 2013 at 12:08

I can't believe that pure android can't smart dial :|
had to flash custom firmware for that.
opinions vary depending on users regarding flavours of android. Personally I like sense, touchwiz seems boring but works nicely for my note2. hated it on the s3. as for sony products, I think they are ok with the modern products with their ui, much better than what rubbish they put on the xperia play.
i'm hoping that buy having google experience products that sources are released properly to the public and on time as google will push these out probably. it can only be good news.

between the s4 and the "one", the one looks much nicer, the s4 has a tad more power and expandable memory but looks "boring". the Xperia z looks nicer!
weird how they haven't released an Xperia Z google experience version as they have added it to the AOSP tree


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