Google will begin selling a version of the HTC One running stock Android beginning June 26.
The 32GB smartphone will be sold via Google Play for $599, offering users a “Nexus user experience” that strips out the HTC Sense 5 customized skin. Initially, it will only be available in the U.S. and work on GSM networks.
Out of the box, it will run Android 4.2.2; Google will provide subsequent software updates.
“Response to the HTC One has been phenomenal with reviewers praising the gorgeous design and innovative features. We’ve paired the stunning all-metal unibody with innovative HTC Sense features and the result is something truly remarkable,” HTC said in a blog post. “Now, we’re excited to offer HTC fans and admirers alike a new experience on what we think is the best hardware available today.”
The Nexus HTC One comes in silver and includes an unlockable bootloader.
The move comes shortly after Google showed off a Nexus version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 at its I/O developer conference. It will also go on sale via Google Play starting on June 26, but it will set you back $649. For more, check out Why Google’s Galaxy S 4 Costs $649.
Also see PCMag’s review of the HTC One for AT&T.
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