We heard earlier this week that HTC may be following in Samsung’s footsteps by releasing a version of the HTC One with a stock version of the Android OS, and now it looks like those plans may become official sooner rather than later.
Russel Holly of Geek.com is reporting that HTC will announce a “Google Edition” of the HTC One, running stock Android within the next two weeks, with plans to release it sometime this summer. HTC has denied claims it will release a stock Android version of its flagship smartphone on multiple occasions.
Sales of the HTC One has reportedly almost reached 5 million units, indicating consumers are happy with the device overall. The smartphone comes equipped with a 4.7-inch HD screen with a 468 dpi resolution, 2GB Ram and a Snapdragon 600 processor. The device currently runs Android 4.1 Jellybean with HTC’s Sense user interface running on top of the Android OS, which has received some criticism from consumers.