My cynicism nodules appear to be working overtime today, but that’s surely forgivable considering the news selection I'm currently wading through.
I’ve already written about a “mini” smartphone (the LG G3 mini, in particular), and now it’s my greatest pleasure to present to you the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 recently hit shelves, and was quickly followed by the Galaxy S5 Active (in the US, at least).
That means we’re still waiting for the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S5 “mini” (*world’s biggest sigh*), and look! It’s the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition.
For those who’ve been sleeping under a rock, Google Play Edition smartphones essentially do away with manufacturer bloat (and that’s a lot of bloat where Samsung is concerned) and replace it with stock Android.
That means less fancy, resource-consuming software features that no one actually cares about, and faster updates to the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
There’s no mention of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition release date just yet, but chances are it’ll stay exclusive to the US anyway.
Joining the likes of the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition will likely be one of the last such devices, as Android Silver attempts to make sense of the whole Nexus vs. Google Play Edition vs. bloatware mess.