HTC One with stock Android annouced, coming June 26th for $599


Google Head of Android, Sundar Pichai just revealed a new version of the HTC One that runs stock version of the Android operating system with all HTC custom software removed. Unfortunately for us in Africa, it will be available from the Google Play store starting June 26th for $599. The unlocked device will support high-speed LTE data as well. This “Nexus user experience” version will contain 32GB of built-in storage. Much like the special edition Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiled during I/O, Google will be directly handling future software updates.

Its now official, customers can now purchase the two leading Android handsets available today stripped entirely of the custom — and often criticized — manufacturer “skins” they originally shipped with. With both phones running the same software,we wonder  which one will prove more popular.