Rolling in success, HTC One has been in the market for quite sometime now. In a move that’s surprising, HTC has currently increased the price of unlocked version of its flagship device by $25, making the smartphone available in the HTC Store for $599.99.
There is no official word regarding the reason behind this price rise. However, some believe it could be related to match the price of upcoming Nexus edition HTC One, which is slated for June 26 release for $599.99 on Google Play.
This issue of price difference could have been avoided if HTC would have decided to retail the Google Edition of its HTC One for $574.99 that’s the price of the regular version. Maybe HTC initiated this move to stay in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S4 NE, which is expected to cost around $649.
However, adding an extra $25 won’t really stop fans of HTC One to grab the stylish and beautiful device. What do you think of this rise? Would you still buy HTC One for $599.99??… Read the rest
When the Google Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4 with Nexus experience was launched, we wondered whether the internet giant would release its own Nexus hardware or not. Doubts were elevated when Google announced unveiling the Nexus version of the HTC One.
However, Nexus fans can now calm their minds as Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps said that the internet search giant is all in plans to keep the Nexus brand alive, together with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. At the D11 conference, Pichai said, “The goal with Nexus was to push forward hardware with partners. That will continue as well.”
Comparing the costing, the Nexus 4 is available for a price of $299 on the Play Store for the 8GB version, while both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One with Nexus user experience will cost $649 and $599. Pricing of the device is a great reason why consumers flock to Nexus-branded devices. Also the fact that whenever Google takes out an updated version of Android, it hits Nexus devices first adds a point in its court. However, Samsung and HTC offering devices with ‘Nexus user experience’ will also offer those features but with a price little bit more than Google’s own Nexus 4.… Read the rest
Touted as one of the most stylish and beautiful device, the HTC One has made the firm pop up again in the world of smartphones. Recent reports suggest that the Taiwanese firm is now planning to give a Nexus treatment to its flagship device- the HTC One. This means that we will soon see a Google edition of the HTC One with the stock Android operating system. The news followed Google’s decision to start the sale of Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android.
Preparing to be rolled out this summer in the United States, the Google Edition HTC One will come out along with Samsung’s Galaxy S4. There’s a reported time frame of next two weeks for the release. However, details whether the smartphone will be put on the market via Google Play just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or through any other means is still unknown.
It will be interesting to see how the Google Edition HTC One impresses users. With the Galaxy S4, the Google edition comes free of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and proprietary software that packs the device with more power. Samsung’s own software takes up 8GB of the Galaxy S4’s storage, and with the Google Edition, users can get rid of that.
The Google Edition HTC One will be a Sense-free version. HTC claims the software that’s included beside Android will improve the performance of its ImageSense software and BeatsAudio. However, the HTC One went down well with users and brought lot of fortune to the company. We are hoping to see some noticeable differences in the Google Edition HTC One and that too for good.