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HTC says no to Nexus variant of 'One' smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 May 2013 11:38 User comments (7)

HTC says no to Nexus variant of 'One' smartphone Yesterday, Google announced that it had partnered with Samsung to offer an unlocked Galaxy S4 that runs on stock Android and does not include any Samsung apps or its TouchWiz UX overlay.
Speculation quickly grew that other OEMs would make a similar move, but HTC has at least dashed those hopes for their company.

"HTC is not currently planning a 'Nexus Edition' of the HTC One," said the company to SG.

The HTC One is widely regarded as the best piece of hardware to run Android, but there are plenty of critics of HTC's Sense user interface, which was recently updated to its 5th generation.

Stock Android devices, including the Nexus 4, receive Android updates first and do not include any bloatware, making them ideal for developers.

(Nexus edition of SGS4 pictured)

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7 user comments

116.5.2013 23:52

"No, we have no intention of making money, please sell our stock as soon as possible"

217.5.2013 00:06

"No, we don't like to partner up with the company that operates the OS of our phones. We don't need them. They need us."

317.5.2013 02:02

Sad day sad day indeed. I would have gotten one if they had.

417.5.2013 03:04

yet another marketing blunder from HTC, when it is going to end?

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517.5.2013 15:38

Originally posted by mukhis:
yet another marketing blunder from HTC, when it is going to end?
When they go bankrupt and Samsung buys them.

618.5.2013 17:42


730.5.2013 15:14

HTC One with Stock Android (June 26th. $599)

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