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HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

Today the Google Edition of the HTC One has been announced by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during the D11 conference in which this Google head spoke to Walt Mossberg about Android, Chrome, and all things Google software. The HTC One Google Edition follows in the footsteps of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition which was announced a Google I/O 2013, and both devices will be available in late June.

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LG denies Nexus 5 plans but teases Android tablet and mystery phone

LG denies Nexus 5 plans but teases Android tablet and mystery phone

LG may just have revealed its second Nexus 4 variant, the long-anticipated white model, but the company isn't working with Google on the "Nexus 5" according to the VP of LG Europe. "The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google" exec Won Kim told All About Phones; "However," the VP continued, "we do not need such a marketing success again." Meanwhile, LG did confirm a new tablet was in the pipeline, as well as non-Android phones.

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Nexus 4 White finally gets official

Nexus 4 White finally gets official

The long-rumored white Nexus 4 has finally been made official, with LG whipping the covers off the paler version of the pure-Android smartphone. Functionally-identical to the existing Nexus 4, which until now has only been available in black, the new color "Nexus 4 White" variant comes with the same Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, and is expected to begin a global roll out at the end of this month.

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Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

That's a lot of buzz words there, HTC, but with the Samsung GALAXY S 4 hitting the Google Play store with its very own Nexus-like vanilla build of Android next month, it may just be time for the all-metal hero to join in on the fun. While HTC has denied both a Verizon version of the HTC One as well as a "Google Edition", rumors and what appear to be trustworthy anonymous tips have continued to surface on each. Either this device is going to happen, or the HTC One is so popular amongst Android fans that they just can't stand having only one version.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition opens door to Android purity for Verizon

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Developer Edition has been announced by the company for Verizon and AT&T, here opening the door to a more "pure" Android experience for those wishing to hack and port. While the Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 is being delivered with stock Android next month, here the Developer edition merely gives you the keys to the locks that are Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and custom build.

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Nexus 7 refresh gets teased in Google+ Hangouts video

Nexus 7 refresh gets teased in Google+ Hangouts video

We saw a lot of cool things during the Google I/O keynote yesterday, including new Google Maps, updated Google Search, and a unified Google+ Hangouts experience. Speaking of which, the promo video for Google+ Hangouts had a peculiar couple of seconds, where we spotted a 7-inch tablet with a glowing notification light, which none of Google's tablets have. Could this be a next-generation Nexus 7 that we're seeing?

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GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

GALAXY S 4 Nexus edition eyes-on: Hugo Barra’s got it

This week we were treated to a rather unexpected surprise: Google's one and only I/O 2013 keynote address revealed a faux-Nexus edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As luck would have it, we caught up with Google’s Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra last night - and he happened to have one of these devices in his pocket. Being the friendly fellow that he is, he have us a brief once-over with the device to show how Nexus-like it really was.

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HTC denies HTC One “Nexus Edition” plans

HTC denies HTC One “Nexus Edition” plans

Hopes that HTC would follow in Samsung's footsteps and release a so-called "Nexus Edition" of the HTC One have been dashed, with the company insisting it has no plans to release a version not running HTC Sense. The surprise announcement of the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 - running a vanilla version of Android - at the Google I/O opening keynote earlier today had prompted speculation that other manufacturers might wade into the market in a similar manner, but according to an HTC spokesperson that's simply not the case.

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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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