Despite the company’s initial denial of its existence, the stock Android version of the HTC One is legitimate and was confirmed by Google’s Sundar Pichai at the All Things Digital D11 Conference this morning.
The One with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) will be available unlocked for both T-Mobile and AT&T at the end of next month on June 26. Priced at $600, the stock One will be sold through the Google Play Store, much like the stock Samsung Galaxy S IV, which will go on sale on the same day.
With that in mind, this means that many of the unique software aspects of the One (most notably BlinkFeed, but also Zoe, Beats Audio, etc.) will not be on this version of the device. It will, however, come equipped with 32GB of storage, an unlocked bootloader, and will be SIM-unlocked.The device will offer quadband LTE, triband HSPA+, and quadband GSM/EDGE, meaning that T-Mobile users, unfortunately, will not be able to use AWS on the 3G spectrum,