The #HTCOne comes in a new flavor: Vanilla,” HTC Tweeted. Following a the tredn of offering pure Google Android versions of popular smartphones HTC will ofers the HTC One for $599 on June 26 from the Google Play Store.
The HTC One vanilla will work with AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Android Chrome OS Cheif Sundar Pichai announced during his appearnace at D11. Nexus devices are not dead, it will continue, he said.
There are also rumors that owners of unlocked HTC One smartphones may be able to convert them to pure vanilla Googleness. The company “examining the best way to support early adopters of the One” who want to convert to stock Android. Many are hopping for a change in ROM.
The pure Google HTC will lack Zoe, HTC Sense, Beats Audio software, and BlinkFeed.
The HTC One Developer Edition ships Bootloader Unlocked while the HTC One special edition bootloader can be unlocked by standard method for “Nexus experience” devices.