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?