HTC One Google Edition overtaking Verizon variant, launching tomorrow
With no release date given, Verizon’s highly-anticipated HTC One with LTE is still “missing in action,” and one variant is expected to overtake it — launching tomorrow in the United States is the HTC One Google Edition which is considered an AT&T and T-Mobile variant option.
The device, running untouched version of Android system, is capable of running on the two carriers’ 4G Long Term Evolution network. And another jab at Verizon, customers can take advantage of the Android system filled with Google apps and services, from Google Music, Google Wallet with wireless credit card payment, Google messaging system, documents, file storage on cloud and so much more.
Unlike the Google Edition, the Verizon HTC One will run the new HTC Sense 5 which is, technically, a better skin than its predecessors. One of its notable advantage is content delivery with the default home screen skin called BlinkFeed that fetches articles from the web and also supports social networking services like Facebook and Twitter.
Another advantage to keep in mind is Verizon’s subsidy, the HTC One will reportedly take the $199.99 price point with service agreement. Meanwhile, Google’s online store, the Play Store, will exclusively offer the HTC One Google Edition for $599.99 each, the device is available with unlocked micro-SIM card slot.
Both the HTC One Google Edition and Verizon variant will offer 4.7-inch 1080p display, 4MP UltraPixel camera technology back-facing camera, front-facing camera, quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage.
One analyst revealed in a note that the HTC One is the third most popular handset in United States despite lacking a Verizon variant. The One is ranked just below the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 which offer more variants and are enjoying bigger market coverage with more carriers with subsidy.
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