Google’s Android chief Sundar Pichai confirmed the existence of HTC One Nexus Google Edition (GE) running stock vanilla Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It will go on sale in the US from June 26 via the Google Play Store and will set you back USD 599. It will come with 32 GB internal storage and no memory expansion slot. It will get updates directly from Google. Beats Audio will still be there but won’t offer any software tweaks. FM Radio and IR blaster won’t work.
There will be no camera customizations like Zoe and software enhancements like BlinkFeed. It will offer quad band LTE (700/850/AWS/1900), tri-band HSPA+ (850/1900/2100) and the usual quad band GSM / EDGE so no CDMA customers supported. It will allow LTE on T-Mobile and AT&T in the US. The bootloader will be locked, and the phone will be SIM unlocked. The rest of the features remain the same as in the retail version of HTC One.
To remind you, the retail version comes with 4.7 inch Full HD display, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 Quad core processor, micro SIM card support, 2 GB RAM, Ultrapixel rear camera with BSI sensor and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and 2.1 MP front HDR camera and 2300 mAh battery. It has all the required sensors along with the NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, Miracast wireless standard, GPS, GLONASS, micro USB 2.0 and dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers.
In related news, TheUnlockr.com has revealed the specification sheet of an upcoming HTC phablet codenamed HTC T6. It will come with an 5.9 inch Full HD display along with very impressive 2.3 GHz Qualcomm 800 Quad core processor. It will have 2 GB RAM, Ultrapixel camera with OIS, 2.1 MP front camera and a respectable 3300 mAh battery.
It puts the software version of Android Key Lime Pie. There are only two possibilities – either that is incorrect since the next Android version is rumored to be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or it is very far away to be launched in the future. It is also rumored to be packing a dedicated pen/stylus with an ultra thin tip and a biometric fingerprint scanner on the back. It is supposed to get all HTC One features such as BoomSound, BlinkFeed etc.
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