HTC Considers "Senseless" One Smartphone
May 24, 2013 8:00 AM
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HTC One with plain old Android expected this summer
One of the biggest headaches in the Android smartphone realm is the
lag time between when Google releases an OS update
and when smartphone manufacturers release their own customized version. That can mean when Google releases a new version of Android, it can be months before some users are able to get it on devices that use custom user interfaces.
HTC is now reportedly considering offering a version of the popular HTC One smartphone that lacks the
unloved Sense user interface
. Multiple sources are now indicating that HTC has a software build in the works for a plane
running nothing but Android 4.2.2.
At this point, the rumors don't offer any indication of exactly how people will go about purchasing a version of the HTC One running plain Android. The device could be sold via the Google Play Store, but that is unconfirmed.
Sources did indicate that HTC will make the Sense-less version of the One available first in the U.S. The one caveat to a Sense-less version of the HTC One could be the lack of software support for some of the features that make the phone so good, such as BeatsAudio the HTC ImageSense software.
HTC also already has a Developer Edition of the One, and a Senseless version could muddy the waters for the company.
At this year’s Google I/O conference, Google announced a
“pure” version of the Samsung Galaxy S IV
that uses the stock Android operating system.
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RE: Note to Android phone manufacturers
5/27/2013 8:52:26 PM
To Spuke and any other apple vs whoever the phuck my epeen is bigger than yours internet wannabe forum super hero:
Using the argument of :
"the average user isnt a techie and doesnt want or understand *insert anything here*"
has been used in for the last 15 years and is still failing.
You are on a tech blog.
The people here are techies.
You are arguing with a crowd who will never see any other point of view.
The "average" consumer is now pretty nerdy anyways, go listen to the discussions at a "genius" bar....it's both hilarious and sad.
Some good advice my father gave me on the day i graduated:
The only person in life you can change is yourself.
SO yeah, just give it up.
All of you are smashing your heads against a brick wall over and over, with no chance of success, recognition, or validation for your misplaced urge to assert dominance and earn respect from others, especially women, in the real world.
Thats really what it boils down to, you need to get laid!
The user with the hot avatar pic IS a 40 year old fat guy named murray.
See line above p.s.
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