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
5/28/2013 4:26:18 AM
Now this, this is a load of bollocks, crap or whatever word you use to say nonsense.
In the grand scheme of things not too many people care about your latest Android version, or your lockscreen widgets or quicksetting tiles. Your RDF rivals that of Steve Jobs.
Why would you fault OEMs for trying to be recognized as a brand, instead of being just another obscure manufacturer like HTC was? You know nothing about business, or mainstream consumers.
. Go to /r/Android and stay the fuck there.
"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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