LG G2: don’t expect a Google Play Edition

LG G2: don’t expect a Google Play EditionThere’s an odd new tradition for smartphone flagships to get the Google Play Edition treatment, that is: being sold directly from Mountain View with glorious stock Android.

The LG G2 is the latest Android flagship to get official (just last night, actually), but the South Koreans say we shouldn’t expect a Google Play Edition to follow. For now, at least.

At present, consumers in the US can buy the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions.

Various other flagships have been linked to Google Play Edition versions too, including the Sony Xperia Z, Oppo Find 5 and the Huawei Ascend P6.

However, LG says we shouldn’t add the G2 to the list, with the focus instead being on that 100-carrier global rollout we heard about a few weeks ago.

In a statement given to Android Community, LG’s Ken Hong says: “As of right now, LG doesn’t have any plans for a Google Play Edition. The focus for the G2 is penetration through carriers. That however could change down the road.”

Tying into this story quite nicely is the rumour that the LG G2 might be remodelled as the Google Nexus 5, much like the LG Optimus G kinda became the Google Nexus 4.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 8, 2013 at 15:17

LG G2: don’t expect a Google Play Edition
Because HTC totally didn't say this about the One after the S4 Play announcement ;).


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