HTC One Google Edition Announced – Coming to Google Play Store June 26th for $599

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The HTC One Google Edition is finally official. The HTC One is one of the best, if not the best Android phone around right now, and now it’s getting the Nexus-like experience that we recently saw the Galaxy S 4 receive at this year’s Google I/O a few weeks back.

“A special edition of the new HTC One running stock Android will be exclusively available through the Google Play store in the United States starting on June 26th.  This edition pairs the all-metal unibody design, low-light capabilities of the UltraPixel camera and dual front-facing stereo speakers of the new HTC One with the stock version of the latest Android software, Jelly Bean 4.2.2″

The handset will become available on the Google Play Store on June 26th for $599. Not only will the handset receive timely updates like any other Nexus device, but users will also be able to unlock the bootloader via the standard method and not through HTCDev.com

The HTC One Google Edition supports the following bands:

HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

Running on Android 4.2.2, the HTC One Google Edition will receive much faster updates than non Nexus or Google Edition handsets. So, whenever Android 4.3 or Key Lime Pie are unleashed, owners of the handset won’t be waiting months to be on the latest and greatest version of the OS.

We’re pumped to see the HTC One get the stock Android treatment. Will you be grabbing the HTC One Google Edition when it hits on June 26th?

[Via: HTC]

  • stevethecat

    I don’t think you are correct sir. Tmobile LTE is being rolled out on 1700/2100 (AWS bands). They previously used this spectrum for HSPA+ but it is being re-farmed. A phone must get both in order to take advantage of tmo’s LTE because one is upstream and one is downstream. So it looks like this won’t support tmo LTE but will support their HSPA+. They are moving their HSPA+ to the 1900 spectrum.

    • blakestimac

      Yes, you’re correct. Removed. Thanks for the correction. Apologies!

  • Alex Dimkin

    It’s June 26th. No traces of HTC One on the Google Play Store. Was this plan cancelled? Or they just moved it to some other date?

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