Despite being denied by executives after rumors originally surfaced, the stock, Nexus Experience HTC One “Google Edition” is making headlines again today, after the source who originally leaked information on the Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android is saying a “Senseless” One is on the way.
Russell Holly of Geek.com is reporting that sources tell him the launch of a Senseless HTC One, complete with stock Android, is “imminent.” Apparently, the chatter that has been getting louder surrounding the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android was the final push needed to get HTC on board with the idea. HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon, reached out to Android and Me to say that, “HTC is not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition’ of the HTC One,” shortly after the original rumor on the such a device was started on Twitter, but things can change.
According to Holly, the stock HTC One could be announced as soon as the next two weeks. The device could see a summer release, right around the time production of the One is scheduled to double, and an update to Android 4.2.2 is delivered to the original handset.
As for how this device would be sold and updated, that’s still a mystery. One of the big selling points of the Nexus Experience Galaxy S4 is that it will be sold unlocked through Google Play, and updated directly by Google. We’ll be keep our ears to ground for more information.
In the meantime, which would you pick: a stock Galaxy S4, or a stock HTC One? Let us know in the comments.