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Google Play Edition treatment available for HTC One (M8)

07 April, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google Play Edition treatment available for HTC One (M8) - read the full textHTC One M8 was announced a few weeks ago. It comes with a really beautiful aluminum unibody shell, Snapdragon 801 chipset and dual-camera setup. Naturally, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS plus HTC's latest Sense 6.0 user interface. HTC One M8 Google Play Edition was made official...

 

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Predictive text my ass.
I meant:

And no I don't any to upload to the cloud. And I don't have my PC/laptop in my pants to back up every 2 minutes my photos on a vacation. And no I don't want to use a dlsr camera.

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  • 2014-04-08 07:29
  • LaTA

> In reply to CataHDx @ 2014-04-08 05:07 from spbf - click to readI think it's a downside. Oooo.... the full power of android.. And do what with it? Power your blender? You may think the software is useless I think it'd just needed. I had the nexus 5 for 2 weeks and really loved it AFTER I had to install a custom dialer and custom sms app. The such nexus dialercan't even send a text meagre from the number yyou've just topped, can't add the number to a new contact our existing, can't access the contacts list. The stock SMS atop can't make predefined SMS or schedule to send asks. Are you kidding me? Is like 1995 all over again.

Scree the nexus line for the simple fact that it doesn't have an sd card. If the phone beaks ( is dropped, falls in water or just gets fried from a faulty charging circuit or any other reason) then there no way to recover the files on it. And no i any to neck up to the cliff and no I don't carry my PC/laptop in my pants to make beck ups evey 2 minutes of every puppy I take on a vacation. And no I don't want to use a dslr camera.

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  • 2014-04-08 07:23
  • LaTA

> In reply to JinNat @ 2014-04-07 16:48 from 3CeR - click to readAnd you think that stock android on a phone its a downside?
Its more of a plus,because you have the full power of android on your phone because its not full with bloatware or useless features that you don't even use and only slow down your phone.
That's the reason of these google play edition phones and nexus phones to give you the real experience of android.

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  • 2014-04-08 05:07
  • spbf

> In reply to Anonym @ 2014-04-07 15:08 from g51} - click to readExcept HTC promised full device support out to two years for every device they're making. Can't complain with that.

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  • 2014-04-08 00:11
  • Q5TM

> In reply to JinNat @ 2014-04-07 16:45 from 3CeR - click to read"In order to predict the future, one must first look into the past".

Waiting means waiting, not that you won't ever get it (although that is sometimes the case).

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  • 2014-04-07 23:41
  • g51}

> In reply to Jason @ 2014-04-07 11:00 from fxRM - click to readits a marketing tactic.. i have used sammy for a long time and also nexus 4 and 5 in different times, no doubt nexus or play edition phones are fast but since they dont have any layers of UI they sometime feel pathetic, for example. in Samsung u get many free apps thru there store many apps which are priced highly on google play, also, with nexus or play edition you dont get any extra software basically your get stripped version of different models. i was also very eager to use a pure android i dont hate it its cheap and buttery smooth but at the same time i cant deny what other ui offer you with little sacrifice of over the top UI

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  • 2014-04-07 16:48
  • 3CeR

> In reply to Anonym @ 2014-04-07 15:08 from g51} - click to readdo u live in past ? htc is offering 4.4 for htc one x,, i think approx 3 year old flag ship... also since 4.4.2 even many non flag ships are getting updates... Play editions are for devs or for people who like pure android. that dosnt mean the rest wont get any updates !!!s4 got 4.4.2 s3 got to 4.3 and waiting for 4.4.2 sony promised to put most of its devices to 4.4.2 offcourse you have to wait but it wont cost u any extra buck !!!

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  • 2014-04-07 16:45
  • 3CeR

> In reply to Jason @ 2014-04-07 11:00 from fxRM - click to readNo more waiting for updates which may not even come at all. Your phone is always up to date with the latest Android OS, one which comes clean without any bloatware, like Google intended to in the first place.

That's why.

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  • 2014-04-07 15:08
  • g51}

A phone with no Sense.

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  • 2014-04-07 12:10
  • nQ6T

I Love To Customize Interface ..I WOuld Love to Change My Handset ..

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  • 2014-04-07 12:04
  • w4hy

Is it possible to get future updates from google without need to flash future roms?

Thanks

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  • 2014-04-07 12:02
  • ppHt

> In reply to Data Grab @ 2014-04-07 11:00 from t7Xr - click to readI agree with u, my main reason in buying a moto x was the vanilla exprence, I don't want bloatware I don't need it, I wish the m8 mini has a GPE, m8 is a huge thing

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  • 2014-04-07 11:21
  • 6vvj

For what reason people want a google play edition?

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  • 2014-04-07 11:00
  • fxRM

Trust me, it's easy if you know what you're doing. I Successfully upgraded my HTC One to google play just because I don't like HTC's sense interface and also my friend's S4.

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  • 2014-04-07 11:00
  • t7Xr

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