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Poll: Sense 5 or Vanilla Android for the HTC One? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Which One do you buy?

  1. Obviously--Vanilla Android "Google Edition" (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  2. Sense 5, baby! (5 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  3. I'm still on Verizon, the carrier of broken dreams and empty promises :( (8 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

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dmmarck #1

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Posted May 23 '13 @ 10:51 AM

From the same man (Russell Holly) that broke the Google Edition S4 comes this tasty and awesome tidbit:
  

Following right behind Google’s announcement of the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, it seems HTC is considering a stock Android variant of the One for release in the US.

HTC’s developer arm has worked long and hard at building strong relations with the Android modder community. Their efforts with the HTC Dev program, including an unlock mechanism to make it easy to flash custom software is to their credit, but the fact remains that if you want Google’s vision for Android on your HTC phone you’ve got a little bit of work ahead of you. The positive response to Google announcing a vanilla Android phone that wasn’t a Nexus was likely all the push that was needed for the conversation surrounding a vanilla HTC One to become a lot more serious inside HTC, leading to sources now claiming that a US launch of such a phone is now imminent.

It’s unclear if a stock Android HTC One would be sold in the Play Store, or how exactly it would get to consumers. Sources claim that the phone is going to be make available in the US first, just like the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, which could mean that it is being sold by Google. If HTC does release a vanilla HTC One, it will be interesting to see how the software compares to HTC’s heavily augmented version of Android. The speakers and camera on the phone have been celebrated as being special because they rely on HTC software, specifically BeatsAudio and HTC’s ImageSense software.

Sources claim this vanilla HTC One will be announced within the next two weeks, with potential release slated for sometime this summer. This falls in line with claims from HTC that production for the One will be doubling soon, as well as plan to have the HTC One updates to Android 4.2.2. in the same time frame.

If true, count me in--perhaps not for the device itself, but to instantly unlock and prepare my phone for awesome stock Jelly Bean tastiness.


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mclarryjr #2

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Posted May 23 '13 @ 10:56 AM

Very interesting I didn't think HTC would release a vanilla version. I for one really like Sense 5 and haven't even tried a different launcher since getting this version around 6 weeks ago. This maybe a record since I'm always tinkering with launchers and home screens.

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dmmarck #3

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Posted May 23 '13 @ 10:59 AM

Very interesting I didn't think HTC would release a vanilla version. I for one really like Sense 5 and haven't even tried a different launcher since getting this version around 6 weeks ago. This maybe a record since I'm always tinkering with launchers and home screens.

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I tried Nova and Action and went back...needed that status bar to be transparent :P.


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Posted May 23 '13 @ 11:05 AM

I'd love a vanilla HTC One or DNA........but alas I'm on Verizon.


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Posted May 23 '13 @ 11:13 AM

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess I'll reserve judgment until I know the pricing, but I don't feel the urge to leave Sense 5 for stock 4.2.2 like I do with Touchwiz. Still interesting, though.
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Posted May 23 '13 @ 12:01 PM

I'm still on Verizon ... *big ass sigh* ... I still can't get over the fact that I paid $300 for the "fake" Gnex and now I'm still stuck with big red until december.... IF I were looking for a phone right now, I would definitely consider the black HTC One Google edition, depending on the price... $650 is too much for me....considering that you can get an unlocked One from HTC for $575 I wonder what that means for a google version of it sold in the play store....

I just wish bestbuy had all these phones unlocked for decent prices so I could put that credit limit to good use :P



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Posted May 23 '13 @ 4:44 PM

A google editon HTC one would be great but alot of what makes this device good is things that come with the Sense 5 UX.   I am actually pretty happy with Sense 5 and other then the blinkfeed that just isnt for someone like me and that folder handling..  I think its a good blend of enhancements and google features.


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 5:37 AM

I'm still on Verizon ... *big ass sigh* ... I still can't get over the fact that I paid $300 for the "fake" Gnex and now I'm still stuck with big red until december.... IF I were looking for a phone right now, I would definitely consider the black HTC One Google edition, depending on the price... $650 is too much for me....considering that you can get an unlocked One from HTC for $575 I wonder what that means for a google version of it sold in the play store....

I just wish bestbuy had all these phones unlocked for decent prices so I could put that credit limit to good use :P

I think HTC bumped the price to $650 for the unlocked one. At least that's what it says on their website. 


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 5:46 AM

A google editon HTC one would be great but alot of what makes this device good is things that come with the Sense 5 UX.   I am actually pretty happy with Sense 5 and other then the blinkfeed that just isnt for someone like me and that folder handling..  I think its a good blend of enhancements and google features.

 


I think I'd be more excited for Sense 5.1 that is supposedly coming with 4.2.2 in the near future. There's a few tweaks they could make, folder handling being one of them, that could really push Sense into that place where I'd actually prefer it to stock Android.
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Posted May 24 '13 @ 5:56 AM

 

A google editon HTC one would be great but alot of what makes this device good is things that come with the Sense 5 UX.   I am actually pretty happy with Sense 5 and other then the blinkfeed that just isnt for someone like me and that folder handling..  I think its a good blend of enhancements and google features.

 


I think I'd be more excited for Sense 5.1 that is supposedly coming with 4.2.2 in the near future. There's a few tweaks they could make, folder handling being one of them, that could really push Sense into that place where I'd actually prefer it to stock Android.

 

 

I really do miss my Quick Toggles/Quick Settings.  Other than that, I've been able to adapt.


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 6:23 AM

Let me have quick toggles and to be able to customize apps in dock (and lock screen). That's all.

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Posted May 24 '13 @ 6:43 AM

BTW, Paul O'Brien of MoDaCo and Alex Dobie have confirmed the Google Edition One.


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 10:52 AM

If they're priced the same, I'll be interested to see which one sells more.

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Posted May 24 '13 @ 11:38 AM

I still don't see the device being anywhere near as popular as the standard device.  Plus, Sense 5 really isn't all that bad compared to other "skins" out there right now.  


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 1:03 PM

I Would like a Google edition htc one..but as you know i'm on Verizon..:/ 


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 1:17 PM

I was too at one point... then I just got fed up :P.  


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Posted May 24 '13 @ 2:48 PM

I'll be sharing my thoughts later. :)

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Posted May 24 '13 @ 3:58 PM

Here.


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Posted May 25 '13 @ 7:09 AM

Honestly,  I don't know which is worse: another nanosecond of having to look at Sense, or being a Verizon customer. I'll take 2 scoops of vanilla, please. 



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Posted May 30 '13 @ 7:52 AM

Consider this officially confirmed.

 

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Posted May 30 '13 @ 8:06 AM

Y U HAZ SO MUCH FASTER THAN ME

 


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Posted May 30 '13 @ 8:12 AM

 

Y U HAZ SO MUCH FASTER THAN ME

 

 

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