We’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.