HTC has finally confirmed the rumors about the HTC One running stock Android. The company just announced on its official blog that a HTC One with Nexus User Experience will be going on sale soon in the US market first. They would continue to sell the developer version and unlocked version directly to users. The HTC One with stock Android will be going on sale on Google’s Play store starting from June 26th but sadly only in the US. The handset has been priced at $599 which is lower than the price of the Galaxy S4 running stock Android which will also be going on sale on the same day for $649.
The phone will be running Android 4.2.2 and updates will come directly from Google and not HTC which is the main advantage of any Nexus device. One disadvantage of this is that software customizations like Blinkfeed , Zoe , Beats Audio and Sense widgets won’t be available on this version of the device due to obvious reasons. But it is just awesome to have 3 great devices – Nexus 4 , Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC one offer the Nexus experience to users. The HTC One Nexus will be both SIM unlocked and bootloader unlocked which is a good thing.
In terms of the network support the device will support standard quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz ,triband 3G HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz and LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)
Would be interested in purchasing the HTC One running stock android ?