Steve Kovach in BusinessInsider on the new HTC One ‘Google Edition.’
The “Google Edition” One phone will strip out all the extra software features from HTC and run the stock version of Google’s operating system instead. It’ll also receive software updates directly from Google.
Why is it the best?
HTC, Samsung, and other manufactures like to modify Android and add their own features. However, all those extras mean most phones don’t get timely software updates and often miss out on the newest features Google adds to Android. With a “Google Edition” phone like this new HTC One, you’re guaranteed to get the best new Android features as soon as they’re available.
Exactly what Apple has been doing with iOS since 2007.