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NewsPoster May 24, 2013 06:37 AM
Rumor claims HTC One with stock Android on way despite HTC denial
HTC is still planning to release a version of the <a href=" lead/" rel='nofollow'>HTC One</a> with a stock installation of Android, according to a rumor, despite an <a href="" rel='nofollow'>official denial</a> from the company. Sources of the rumor place an announcement of a vanilla HTC One within the next two weeks and a release sometime in the summer, with internal teams apparently already working on making it possible. <br />
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The report from Russell Holly of <em></em> <a href="" rel='nofollow'>could</a> possibly be true, as it comes after he wrote about <a href=" axy.s4/" rel='nofollow'>another rumor</a> for the stock Android version of the <a href=" ceive.timely.updates/" rel='nofollow'>Samsung Galaxy S4</a> which later turned out to be factual. That device is being sold directly from Google for $649 unlocked from June 26th. Shortly after the announcement at Google I/O, HTC issued a statement stating it was "not currently planning a 'Nexus Edition' of the HTC One." <br />
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Currently, HTC provides a <a href=" n.announced/" rel='nofollow'>Developer Edition</a> of the HTC One, at an equal $649 cost. While it does provide a version of Android with HTC Sense installed instead of a stock version of Android, it does offer an unlocked bootloader, therefore allowing for a vanilla Android installation. Since it does provide a device capable of running stock Android, albeit with some effort on the part of the user, it isn't much of a jump for HTC to start offering such a device, though the company's protectiveness of HTC Sense may be a hurdle for its release.
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